^well said rbringh...that's how I feel
This is a discussion on More stringent Qualification for Permits within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My opinion on a license. A license can't prevent anything! How many accidents or traffic deaths has a drivers license prevented? Just as good as ...
My opinion on a license. A license can't prevent anything! How many accidents or traffic deaths has a drivers license prevented? Just as good as the inspection sticker on my car. To me it's just another tax. I haven't been to the DMV in 8 years. Pay the fee online and in comes my new license.
^well said rbringh...that's how I feel
Vermont does not issue Permit/Licenses to Carry a Concealed firearm. Vermont allows anyone
who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit of any kind.
here you go.....
TH - Feature Stories Article
n 2004, the good citizens of Christianfield, Denmark -- libertarians to the core -- decided to remove all of the traffic signs and signals, including the Denmark equivalent of "Don't Walk" signs, from their most dangerous intersection. This was done to determine if they would be safer without government intervention, which is what traffic signs unquestionably represent.
"What if," these citizens asked themselves, "it was up to us, not Denmark's transportation department, to determine the safest way of crossing an intersection?"
After several months of forgoing government traffic signs and depending on their judgment -- including approaching the intersection cautiously -- the number of serious accidents dropped to zero.
Traffic signs disappear in German town's attempt to improve road safety
really Koeppe because people there are different??Traffic signs disappear in German town's attempt to improve road safety
A German town council has decided the best way to improve road safety is to remove all traffic lights and stop signs downtown. From tomorrow, all traffic controls will disappear from central Bohmte in the hopes of reducing accidents and making life easier for pedestrians. Vehicles and pedestrians will enjoy equal right of way in an area used by 13,500 cars every day. Shared Space, the idea of removing signs to improve road safety, was developed by Hans Monderman, a Dutch traffic specialist, and has been implemented in Drachten, northern Netherlands, where accidents have been reduced significantly. But not everyone is convinced it will work. "Just because it worked in the Netherlands doesn't mean it will work here," said Werner Koeppe, a road specialist at Berlin's Technical Traffic Institute
German town ditches traffic lights to cut accidents | Oddly Enough | Reuters
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Here is one instance, search a bit and you can find more. I found this one is 3 seconds.
You certainly have a right to travel and use public roads. But not to operate a car, that is a privilege, and as such is rightly regulated and licensed.
You need to separate in your mind 'travel' from 'drive'
Good post. It's also like the age-old question...should you have to take the driver's test again at a certain age to ensure you're still physically and mentally ABLE to drive? Or....just want until there is an accident to SHOW that the person is unfit to drive. It's a hard discussion. No one believes they should have to give up their freedoms and rights because of age.
It's interesting, who on this forum would admit that they would willingly give up all their firearms in old age...even if they knew they were beginning to slip a little bit?
It is utterly illogical to believe that passing laws to reduce gun violence will be successful when those who are commiting the gun violence do not obey the law.
I'm not trying tyo derail this thread so I'll guess we'll have to disagree about the driving thing.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." -Declaration of Independence
It's spelled out pretty clearly here. The purpose of government is to secure our rights, not decide what they are and give us permission to exercise them.
This is not a proper responsibility of government. The OP makes the same kinds of arguments that gun banners make. "Do it now before some tragedy happens". I have a better idea. It's called throw people in jail who negligently shoot innocent bystanders and don't try to make the occasional mistake by some moron an excuse for further government infringements on the rights of all US citizens.