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Bullets are dumb!


In allowing people to carry a concealed weapon as in a loaded gun, there should also be laws that must be considered.


Each and every person should be required to carry a bond or liability insurance policy.


To put an automobile on the public roadway, the auto must be insured or the driver must carry a minimum FR22 bond.


Let's say the incident you are faced with justifies your use of deadly force and you pull your legally certified, legally registered gun, and you happen to hit your intended target as the law allows.


But, the 9 mm bullet goes through your target and you also hit a small child, because the dumb bullet didn't realize it was supposed to only hit the one target then drop to the ground.


Who will be responsible for the medical bills, that the family of the child will face? What criminal and civil charges will the shooter face?


The right to carry does not allow you to cause unintended harm to others, then walk away.


What happens if you accidentally drop your gun and hit someone or cause property damage? And cause a crowd of children to run for their lives, and one runs into moving traffic and is hit by a car? Where does the liability fall? We are again speaking of liability insurance or bonding.


If we are going to allow people to carry loaded, powerful weapons on our public streets, we must demand that the law requires that person to carry financial responsibility insurance, and do random drug testing to renew the permit to carry.


Bullets, like people, do strange things when fired up.


Richard Commons, Lima


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