In response to recent mass shootings in the U.S. and to pockets of elevated urban gun violence, the following is a proposed legislative compromise for the Democratic and Republican parties as they seek some measure of common ground on Gun Control at a Federal level.

1) U.S. citizens must be at least 21 years of age to purchase or own any type of firearm unless the individual is:

 

  • At least 18 years of age and no longer claimed as a dependent on another U.S. Citizen’s taxes.

  • A member of the U.S. military or employed as a local or state police officer.

 

2) U.S. citizens must be at least 21 years of age to vote unless the individual is:

 

  • At least 18 years of age and are no longer claimed as a dependent on another U.S. Citizen’s taxes.

  • A member of the U.S. military or employed as a local or state police officer.

LET'S AGREE

My name is Jeff Bell. I am a husband and father of five wonderful children ages ten to twenty-three. My home is in Rochester, Minnesota where I work as an Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional and am the owner of a small design and brand consulting business.

 

I'm concerned with the over-heated rhetoric surrounding the gun control debate especially in the wake of recent mass shootings which has become even more heated in light of the current election cycle.

 

Candidates, elected officials, pundits, and news personalities have led this unhappy (and dangerous) non-debate in what seems like a winner-take-all contest of words.

 

Instead of reasoned dialog, we have entrenched camps more akin to sworn enemies than fellow Americans seeking a better way.

I am suggesting a compromise where we can begin to make progress keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of some members of our society. I base the proposal on what I am calling a Crisis of Maturity along Iwith a handful of assumptions that some will undoubtedly choose to debate. 

 

While I have a college education, I am not a politician, journalist or political pundit. I am just an average American weary of our two political parties who seem more concerned with tearing one another down and scoring points than making progress for those who elected them.

 

Please read what I have to say with an open mind and consider the COMP21 proposal on its own merits. If you think it has potential, please share it with as many people and elected officials as possible.

Let's agree,

Jeff

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Jeff Bell, Creator of the COMP21 proposal
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In response to recent mass shootings in the U.S. and in response to pockets of elevated urban gun violence, the following is a proposed legislative compromise for the Democratic and Republican parties as they seek some measure of common ground on Gun Control at a Federal level.

1) U.S. citizens must be at least 21 years of age to purchase or own any type of firearm unless the individual is:

 

  • At least 18 years of age and no longer claimed as a dependent on another U.S. Citizen’s taxes.

  • A member of the U.S. military or employed as a local or state police officer.

 

2) U.S. citizens must be at least 21 years of age to vote unless the individual is:

 

  • At least 18 years of age and are no longer claimed as a dependent on another U.S. Citizen’s taxes.

  • A member of the U.S. military or employed as a local or state police officer.

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