Here’s deputy editorial page editor Tricia Bishop with one of the hotter hot-takes to come out of this week’s discussion on ways to prevent gun violence:
OPINION: We need a searchable database of gun owners online that we can consult before arranging play dates. https://t.co/oR1ODnRoLs
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) January 7, 2016
Make it stop.
The whole thing is laughable, but here’s her conclusion:
Gun owners may feel picked on, but they are not a persecuted class. They are individuals who have chosen to keep in their homes an object whose chief purpose is to injure or kill, whether in self defense or otherwise. The rest of us should have a right to know it’s there before we — or our children — enter.
Or rather than having a government controlled database, she could, you know, ask the parents if there’s a gun in the house:
@baltimoresun Or you could be an adult and ask your friends. And further, you could then explain your discomfort with them being armed.
— Jeremy Mitchell (@jmitch171) January 7, 2016