Thursday, January 8, 2015

What if the NRA ran the DMV?

The Economist just published a report stating that this year, more young people will die from guns than will die from car accidents. Just as the Constitution requires guns to be “well-regulated”, operating an automobile must be regulated. This got me to thinking. What if the NRA ran the DMV?

First, as they work toward elimination of common-sense gun laws, the new NRA-run DMV would abolish the need to take a test and obtain a driver’s license. Anyone could simply jump in a car and drive away. But why limit it to cars? People who want to drive motorcycles, semi trucks, or tanks down I-95 could do it without restriction.

And what about those pesky traffic lights? A red light restricts a driver’s constitutional right to go from point A to point B, so traffic lights would be abolished, too. As would speed limits.

Insurance? Who needs liability insurance? If a reckless driver hits another car, it’s obviously not his fault. After all, the only thing that will stop a bad driver with a car is a good driver with a car.

Road rage prosecutions would be a thing of the past. If someone cuts you off at a highway exit, you have the right to “stand your ground” and ram his car, give him the finger, and shoot him.

So let’s save some money and abolish the DMV and give the NRA the task of regulating driving. After all, they do such a good job with guns.

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