Well, without the snarky attitude yeah that about gets it. I think we have to take into account the reality that very soon there will be no barrier to people making their own weapons when we examine this issue. We are not going to ban 3d printing and you don't have to go any further than this very website to find a discussion on the dark web and the otherwise banned info you can find there. And as for "outside the box thinking" what you are proposing isn't all that original or different and leaves plenty of space for kids to grab daddy's guns and lay waste to a schoolroom. Daddy passed his mental health screening. Daddy was licensed to own a gun. Kiddo just looked up how to factory reset and open the digital gun safe on the internet and took the gun. And where do you think all of the counselors and therapists for these 6 month evaluations are going to magically come from? As someone who spent the last 15 years attached to the mental health industry I can tell you that they are not out there and they dont graduate enough of them each year to serve the population you are suggesting.
Look, I'm not someone who is espousing no regulation because "mah 2nd amendment rites!!!". I'm simply pointing out an aspect of this discussion that needs to be considered. And yes at this point I'm afraid the only meaningful thing we can do is punish those who cant follow the rules.
Unless you want to address the sociological aspects of our society that devalues human life to the point that killing 30 people is even something that seems like a way to solve problems. Or the fact that we spend more money on High School and College football programs than mental health programs for those same schools. Or that our kids hero's are are people who resolve problems with violence be it in movies or TV or video games or comic books.
The answer doesnt lie in the item that is the firearm and whether or not you can buy one.
With the advancements in technology it wont be long before regulating access to firearms is as useless as making porn illegal. http://gizmodo.com/3d-printed-guns-are-only-getting-better-and-scarier-1677747439 You can already make them LEGALLY with a few unregulated parts you can pick up at a gun show with not even so much as an ID https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printed_firearms The only real course of action at this point is to continue to pass laws that severely punish people who are careless with or use firearms in crimes and then enforce those laws without exception. Jr shoots the neighbors dog with your 9mm that you didn't lock up? 5 years. Use a gun to stick up the 7-11? 15 years Shot your cheating spouse but don't kill them? 10 years Gun goes off while cleaning it and hurts someone? 5 years. Of course I'm pulling those sentences out of my ass but you get the drift. Throw in a two strikes rule for firearm related crimes and hopefully you either dissuade folks from using them or get those who cant be deterred out of the population quickly. That doesn't address the Lanza, Klebold, Loughner, Holmes, et al cases but in a few short years you're not going to be able to stop them from printing their own arsenals anyway.
Terrorism... War Crimes... Unjustified... Civilian Deaths... What the fug ever... The misguided outrage over civilian deaths in war zones is genuinely laughable. Especially when viewed through the lens of "this is what you voted for".
This is the government we deserve. And before you respond with "I didn't vote for this" ask yourself what you did to make it better and put an end to the partisan extremist bullshit that masquerades as american politics.
All things being equal Ill take my business to the folks flying the Panthers flag. But I wont give my money to a more expensive or worse customer service experience simply because they are fans of the same team as me.
Been in IT for 20 years. Started as a developer/consultant spent time in management and am back to consulting/develpoing. Assuming 150/hour your in the range of a 400-500 hour project Im assuming from the price tag that you want some sort of interactive site where people can log in and do things including place orders for a product or service. If those assumptions are right 70k is a fair price