An interesting piece from Time Magazine suggests three methods the government could use, at both the state and federal levels, to fight gun violence: institute a tax on bullets, require gun liability insurance, and voluntary government gun buy-back programs.
None of the three ideas are new, and the author outlines the three methods, their roots and the political realities of all three measures.
The bullet tax, the author writes, was first conceived almost two decades ago by a U.S. Senator from New York, who proposed upping bullet taxes by 10,000 percent. The gun liability insurance mandate, he writes, could be comparable to the government regulation that all drivers obtain liability insurance. And the voluntary government buy-back program idea has been tried in many cities across the country, including in Los Angeles, New York City, Detroit and San Francisco, “with varying degrees of success.”
Check out the piece for more details. It’s an interesting one.