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June 23, 2022

Greetings Laff Lovers,

I have been reading a lot about this gun control debate, and as a long time gun owner I am going to go out on a limb and say that I would support gun control, but if and only if it were a 100 percent ban on any and all firearms with extremely limited exception. Call it a 99 percent ban.

The exceptions, in my mind, would be the Coast Guard, maybe the Port Authority, Customs and Border Protection, air ports... basically wherever the border needs to be protected. Other than that NO ONE would be allowed to possess weapons of any kind.

People would be a hundred times safer, sure, but think about how much money the United States would save? The United States spends more on national defense than China, India, Russia, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Japan, and South Korea combined. That amounts to 3-and-a-half percent of the entire U.S. gross domestic product.

Think about everything else that could be funded without that gargantuan expense? You want to provide free college education? Done. Take care of the enormous mental health crisis in the U.S.? Ok. Combat homelessness on a national level? Can do. The ridiculous national deficit? It would start coming down within a couple years. All it takes is eliminating any and all weapons.

And I already know what you're thinking. How will the United States protect itself without any weapons? You might be surprised to know that a number of countries exist very successfully and happily this way, like Monaco, Grenada, Liechtenstein and a number of others.

And even if we couldn't rely exclusively on international good will there is always Canada and Mexico to help keep us safe.

It's something to think about. Do we want to be a bankrupt nation of murders, or do we want to follow the shining example of Liechtenstein?



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