There should be stricter penalties for irresponsible gun owners

Here we go again, having to explain to hayseeds why it is important to lock the door of your car and your house.

I have often felt one key piece to better gun control without infringing on the 2nd Amendment rights of others is having stricter penalties on irresponsible gun owners.

If your gun is stolen because you don’t properly lock it up or secure it, aren’t you partially liable? I think so.

I think if your gun(s) goes missing (because you didn’t lock them up) and you report it missing there should be a $500 fine for each gun and gun license revoked for 5 years.

If your gun(s) is stolen and used in a crime, there should be a $5,000 fine for every gun stolen and used in that crime. License should be revoked for 10 years.

If your gun(s) are stolen and used in a crime in which someone is injured, you should get a $20,000 fine each gun stolen and up to a year in jail for each count. Gun license revoked for life.

If your gun(s) are stolen and used in a crime in which someone is killed, you should get a $100,000 fine, 5 years in prison and license revoked for life.

I have often said it isn’t the responsible gun owners that are the problem in this country, it’s the irresponsible ones and the criminals that take advantage of their stupidity and laziness. They should suffer the consequences or just choose to be responsible. The 2nd Amendment is a right, but that doesn’t mean you can abuse that right.


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.29.18 at 8:09 pm

They need to make the manufacturers and the “irresponsible gun owners” financially liable for any illegal consequences which stem from a stolen gun….. If a homeowner can be held responsible for a sidewalk that they do not own, then a gun owner can be held responsible for a gun which they own but do not adequately control….

#2 matt johnson on 05.30.18 at 6:08 am

what about fines for stolen automobiles ?

#3 Mark Peterson on 05.30.18 at 6:41 am

So if your car is stolen and the thief has an accident and kills someone you as the owner of the car should be responsible? And if a knife is used to kill someone manufacturer of the knife should be liable. No, I don’t think so.

#4 Rufusx on 05.30.18 at 8:30 am

Liability insurance should be required on ALL firearms.

#5 D@ily Spin on 05.30.18 at 9:17 am

What’s sad is if the guns are recovered, they’ll be returned to the owners. The only time to leave your car unlocked is when you want it stolen because you owe more on it than it’s worse. Then, leave the windows down and a toy look alike gun on the front seat.

#6 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.30.18 at 11:55 am

MP, if you left the car unlocked or the knife unattended you should be….