BTW, if you cap malpractice, who pays for the health care of someone who was injured by malpractice? If the slip of a knife causes someone to require tens of thousands of dollars of health care, where is that going to come from?
Are you that stupid? Or are you deliberately trying to be obtuse in order to create a strawman?
If there are tens of thousands of dollars of damage due to malpractice, those tens of thousands of dollars plus tens, or maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars of damages more could be assessed against those responsible. No one has suggested otherwise. This is not a ban on malpractice suits. What's suggested is that justice is not served by a $20million suit to punish a nurse for cracking ribs while providing CPR.
Horse trainer. Horse Showman. Farmer. Painter (art). Potter. Saddle Maker. Welder. Farrier. Mechanic. Bartender.
(Any of these can certainly make a person a comfortable living.)
But just to prove that your "imagination" is based on fantasy, why dont you descirbe how these jobs would even benefit from coding knowledge:
Police Officer. Soldier. Lawmaker. Lawyer. Dentist. Veterinarian.
And dont give me those weird outside cases where there isnt already a freeware ap that will do whatever you describe, or an application designed for its specific purpose.
And while I am a proponent of the 2nd ammendment, I wish no harm to befall anyone, least of all my family. So if I must choose between harming one who wishes to harm me or mine, or allowing me or mine to be harmed, the choice is simple.
Next: rigorous import controls on 3D printers
Great theory until you understand that a printer can print almost everything to build a printer....And unless you are planning to regulate every piece of electronics and every type of coding software, this ship has already sailed way over the horizon.
Next: mandatory insertion of identifiers that can be traced to the owner of a 3D printer
See above; too many geeks with too many skills. How long does an unbreakable phone last before it's jailbroken?
Next: 3D printer plastics will become a controlled substance
Any attempt on this front would bankrupt not only most manufacturing, it would bankrupt the state in attempting to enforce it. (Not that the idiots in congress seem to have any real concern for putting us into bankruptcy...)
Or better yet, you should ban anything that promotes thought of building anything destructive. This would of course outlaw any military or history books and journals, or even blogs. Better still, you should ban anything that you feel puts any person in conflict with any other. If we all just thought exactly the same way, we'd never have any reason to wish harm to anyone else, no matter what form that violence may take?
All else being equal, nature doesnt favor the disarmed. And a criminal isnt playing on equal footing by following your rules.
Besides, the beauty of 3d printing is that you can print most of another printer...