Would this gun reform policy work? I would love to hear varying opinions. I understand that a sweeping reform policy like this would never be implemented in the United States. This is obviously going 100-25mph pretty fucking quickly.
Anyway, here it is:
First, a blanket ban on semi-automatic firearms and a national buy-back of said firearms. Why? Can you defend a home with a bolt-action rifle or hunting shotgun? I would like to believe most would answer yes. There's little need for anything beyond that.
Second, the process for purchasing a firearm would be changed. The legal age to purchase a bolt action rifle or hunting shotgun is 21 years old. A genuine need must be expressed. A full mental evaluation must be completed. An extensive background check process would be completed with numerous interviews with the purchaser's peers. A full-day training course and exam must be passed.
Why do people need semi-automatics? They most likely don't. When a teacher gives the classroom a toy car to play with and mouth-breathing Bruce throws it at Becky's head, what happens? The toy car gets taken away. Does it suck for those who were using it properly? Yeah - it sucks but that's life. Making sacrifices for the betterment of the whole.
Pro-gun guys it would be great to hear your concerns with something like this.