If someone proves that they can't handle a level of responsibility, then I can understand rights being taken away, but to punish everything, to take away abilities from everyone? I find it insulting, that I am automatically assumed to not be responsible off the bat.
If we replaced "gun owners" with "business owners" and "guns" with "dumping toxic waste," we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
Maybe we should stop inspecting septic tanks and assume the owners will maintain their shit properly.
Fuck it, how about we stop licensing drivers and assume they are responsible until they show us otherwise?
Alternatively, everyone is a "responsible gun owner"... right up until the point where they aren't.
So instead of allowing society to bear the cost of an endless stream of documented irresponsibilities,
maybe we should take some proactive steps to create a safer environment for all of us.
The crazy thing is that most gun owners disagree with you. Gun owners aren't the problem!
The problem is the gun lobby, sponsored by gun manufacturers.