Given the horrendous cost of gun accidents, purposeful injuries and murders every year...here's a thought for the NRA.
Maybe it is time to make gun owners pay the whole tab. Even for the massacres. Every year, all gun owners should have to have to pay their share of the total costs incurred by all non-uniformed shooters....whether or not the gun was legally owned. And by whole tab, that includes all the police and medical and judicial costs and in the case of all the Sandyhook victims' families...all the damages for loss. Forget making all the taxpayers field the bill.
This is how car insurance and personal liability insurance works. Having firearm insurance in place would be the same. And in the jurisdictions where there is low gun use and damages...people would also get a break on their rates....just like they do with auto insurance.
There should be proportionally higher premiums depending on the type of firearm....assault weapons, for instance would have premiums that are much, much higher than a simple hunting rifle or handgun capable of firing off less than a few rounds.
I have to think that if Americans love their guns enough to pay the price for having them...the vast majority of responsible gun owners would have no issue with this approach.
What say you all?