What I was suggesting wouldn't impede the operation of a gun. Fingerprint recognition or proximity sensors could have their problems. I actually don't think they are a good idea because they actually restrict the ability to use the weapon. I'm also not for a national gun registry either. I don't have a problem with a marker that can be detected within 100 ft. With no ability to broadcast or not having any identification markers, I think the NRA would have less of a problem with it. It's something I might actually begin looking into. I'm pretty passionate about gun safety and responsible gun ownership.
I was thinking something similar to a radar gun. A quick pulse that would pick up the tracker as a flag/marker. No broadcasting ability on the marker. Or possibly a radiation type tag using a point/scan geiger counter that could pick up harmless radiation. There's options out there.
I thought a micro identifying chip, kind of like the ones you put in your pets, permanently embedded into.a gun frame would work. No real information other than a marker. It could be retrofitted into older guns possibly, but new ones would be pretty simple I would think.
Right now the extent of our technology is an orange cap to distinguish between real and fake. You would think that a society that can propel a man and machine into space could come up with something a little more creative than that.
Something that I really enjoy is actually sitting down and talking about faith and experience. It helps me expand my mind and understand others spiritual journey. It's pretty amazing how much we can learn about each other as people just by sharing our life experience.
I am right there with you. I have absolutely zero use for religion. I believe it's used to create a bunch of mindless lemmings incapable of experiencing personal growth on a spiritual level because of their indoctrination into a club they don't understand. I have my own faith that has grown through my own personal experiences and while it may not be the same as yours, I believe we each have the right to our faith. The thing that always gets me is when you ask someone why they believe what they do and the only answer they have is because the Bible says so. If you have had no personal experience, how can you have faith?
I don't disagree about abstinence only sex ed. If you want to prevent 100% of pregnancies and STDs, abstinence is the only option. But we all know kids are going to have sex and they aren't being educated in reality. The consequences of their choices are not being drilled into them. You also mentioned that we keep maintaining an economic system that creates destitute families. Aren't those parents also partially responsible for keeping themselves destitute by having children they can't afford? I have a hard time listening to sob stories about how they can never get ahead when they are pregnant and have 5 kids in tow. How are they ever going to get ahead? That's not a broken economic system, that's bad personal choices. There has to be some measure of responsibility.
I know a few people, a couple in my extended family, who exist in 2 parent families but still exploit the system. Because they are not "married", the woman is allowed to collect welfare, get food stamps, have medicaid, get section 8 housing while her "boyfriend" pays anywhere between $125 - $300 a month. Now if they were married, all of that changes. While they may still get some "benefits", they won't be nearly as much because his income is added into the household. They are better off because they aren't married and they brag about that fact. Personally, I want to just slap the poo out of them because it makes me sick. Where I believe we create a lot of single mothers is through the safety net that has been created. We have allowed for a lack of personal responsibility because someone else is always going to pay for it. Men don't have to worry about being responsible for any children they father because medicaid and welfare will take care of the kid. Women have the option to have sex with whoever they want as often as they want because there is someone else willing to pay for the kids. I genuinely believe that we as a society have become so entrenched in a satisfaction now mentality that most children and young adults lack the necessary skills to see beyond today. So many people want to feel good right now without understanding the hardship that's on the horizon. A couple hours of feel good now ends up leaving too many with very few options for a successful future. I don't think we can really "create" more two parent families, but we damn sure need to find a way to keep from having so many single parent families. I'm not saying single parents can't do an amazing job, but far to often, we have children trying to raise children.
As someone who has had ligament issues in my knees, there is some truth to correcting how you move. I was suffering from severe knee issues and after 6 months of therapy, MRI's, and doctor visits, part of it could be corrected by learning how to walk correctly.