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Letter of the Day: Stopping gun violence

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<b>Stopping gun violence</b>

EDITOR: The solution to gun violence is to require weapon safety training and liability insurance coverage before anyone can own a firearm. Make it a felony for owning a firearm without liability insurance. Insurers are powerful enough to take on firearm manufacturers and the National Rifle Association.

Reputable insurance companies are much more thorough in researching and approving individuals than arms sellers are. Once a person is denied the right to own a gun for cause, that information could be posted online and/or passed on to local law enforcement agencies. Cause could be determined by each state.

Of course, young men under 30 would pay a much steeper rate for insurance, because I suspect that not only are they poorer drivers but more violent than the general population.

JANE BOYLE

Rohnert Park


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