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Should There Be An Intelligence Test for Gun Ownership?

  1. crankalicious profile image93
    crankaliciousposted 5 years ago

    Are most people smart enough to own a gun? Judging by the rate of accidents, murders; etc. the answer to that question is actually YES! Most people are smart enough to own a gun. However, it's my contention that our real problem comes with people who aren't smart enough to own one. Stupid people are society's biggest problem and threat. Therefore, should we have some kind of intelligence test for gun ownership? If so, what should the questions be? Have fun!

    1. mprentice profile image86
      mprenticeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Possibly an intelligence test combined with some sort of psychometric personality test! Those that burned ants with magnifying glasses as a child would automatically be excluded wink At the minimum more regulation of gun ownership could only be a good thing.

    2. twosheds1 profile image60
      twosheds1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      By that logic, anything that has the potential for abuse should have an intelligence test. Driving, for example, or bearing children. It's in all of our best interests to have a better procedure for determining who should and should not be allowed to own guns, but unfortunately the NRA and their ilk have shut down the discussion, so only ill-conceived legislation gets considered. They should want to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.

  2. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 5 years ago

    It is true that ignorance can play a part in any aspect of life but to relegate ignorance as the sole component of gun violence seems to me as just simply wrong. The website below point out not just gun violence but of violence by a well educated people.

    Is Higher Education Responsible for Serial Killers? … 011-01-18/

    What are we to say about a society where nearly half of the population is armed and ready to kill?

    IQ for owning guns … ow-iq.html

    For me the issue isn't simply ignorance usually it is not an ignorant person who can understand how to develop a bomb like the one demonstrated in Oklahoma. It is so tiring to see us point the finger at anything and everything except Ourselves. From my viewpoint the biggest problem with guns is the lack of morality. As I see it the more educated we become the more inventive some of us are in killing-anthrax, date rape drug.

    Maybe a year ago there was a program about a neighbor who was either a genius or borderline genius and he disliked the neighbor so he poisoned a soda drink or rather a number of drinks that he knew his neighbor liked and gave his neighbor a case of these poison sodas. Eventually he was caught but he had no remorse for what he had done.

  3. crankalicious profile image93
    crankaliciousposted 5 years ago

    I would support an intelligence test for having children.