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A Simple Plan for Success

  Daily I read about gridlock in the Congress regarding some bill or whatever that can't be passed because there's no bipartisan support. In the Senate, one senator stops all progress on virtually anything the Democrats want to get done. They blame the senator, but in reality, the fault is in the bills they're trying to pass. Virtually every bit of legislation proposed have so many pages that the people voting on them couldn't possibly read it all. They have all sorts of silly stuff catering to one group, one district, one company, and it benefits nobody else. The left and the right are both guilty of this practice that nets out to zero progress for the American people. What I propose is so simple that it can't possibly be done: Limit each bill to one single objective. For instance, "Mend the Bridges". It's the perfect title for a bill that could not only fix one huge problem in the USA, but also create a framework where parties with divergent viewpoin

Effective Gun Control Through Ammunition Control

The gun control battle is lost. It's pointless to try and control access to guns. If sales stopped today, there would be many millions of weapons left on the streets. Guns last a very long time too. A hundred year old gun will still fire if maintained properly. So how can gun deaths be reduced and even controlled? By controlling the consumable part of the death chain: The ammunition. It's simple. No bullets. No bang. Gun enthusiasts the country over will likely rebel instantly over such a thought, unless there's something in it for them. That's the key to making this work. If it was a win-win for everyone, then it could be passed. How could ammunition control be a plus for the average gun enthusiast? By removing the barriers that the vetted enthusiast has to jump through now. "Trusted Handler" A program, similar to the TSA's "Trusted Traveler" could be built so that vetted enthusiasts would receive a card, good for five years, that would allow th