The United States Equalitarian Party (USEP) recognizes the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees a U.S. citizen the right to bear arms. The USEP also recognizes there is a significant problem in America today with regard to the misuse and abuse of gun ownership rights and responsibilities. To remedy this situation the USEP would like to see firearms owners fully trained and licensed in the use of those weapons.
Those possessing guns who cannot, or will not, provide legal proof of ownership, registration, training certification, and licensing of said firearms would face surrendering those weapons to authorized law enforcement. This solution would protect a gun owner’s constitutionally guaranteed to own a firearm and simultaneously address the reality of life in the U.S. today.
The USEP relates responsible firearms ownership and usage to any other form of dangerous machinery which requires training and licensing to operate. The USEP also supports 100% background checks and the confiscation of weapons owned by persons deemed mentally unfit, under felony investigation, and those still serving sentences or on parole for previously committed offenses.
Simultaneously, the USEP believes time served is timed served, and a citizen should regain their right to gun ownership when their full and complete debt has been paid to society. For those in disagreement, the USEP suggests motivating lawmakers to vigorously fund law enforcement, improve prosecution rates, and seek longer sentences for criminal violators.