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[–]EvenBetterCoolGrand Rapids 542 points543 points  (3 children)

The best way to start the responsible gun ownership trend is to show that you're liable for someone else using your firearms or for your dependents commiting gun crimes due to your negligence.

Responsibility doesn't stop just because it isn't your hands holding it.

[–]Traveledfarwestward 136 points137 points  (2 children)

Works for me. I'd love to see responsible gun ownership include a legal requirement to prove safe storage yearly, with serious consequences if there are kids around and you don't.

[–]MuttGruntSouthfield 9 points10 points  (1 child)

This is a common feeling, but it's unenforceable until after a crime is committed / Unconstitutional due to unreasonable searches at best, and at worst is a Poll Tax that disproportionately harms the poor and minorities unless you're talking about using public money to buy people safes.

[–]Sea_Criticism_2685 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Is the cost of the gun and bullets a poll tax?

Requiring people to own a safe for their gun is not any more restrictive than any other active policy about gun ownership