I'm going to ask our state Sen. Jack Scott to introduce a bill requiring all guns to have different-colored triggers — fuchsia, chartreuse, lavender, etc. These could make for quite trendy guns and really increase gun sales.
Oh, but I can already hear the National Rifle Assn. and its many gun owner sycophants screaming: Colored triggers pose a risk to law-abiding people, or it's a veiled attempt to chip away at people's right to bear arms, or it will be an incremental step toward the ultimate step of removing our 2nd Amendment right altogether.
Do these objections sound stupid? Of course they do. But these are the same types of complaints that are used in opposition to Assembly Bill 1471, which would require a cartridge micro-stamping mechanism on semi-automatic pistols to assist in solving and prosecuting gun-related crimes ("Officials weigh in on gun bill," Political Landscape, May 31).