The requirements for a Maine hunting license: a 12-hour approved safety course and the applicant’s name and address.

The requirements to board any airplane: the traveler’s name, birth date, gender and address. Passengers cannot be on a terrorist watch list or a “no fly” list.

The requirements to design any project concerning public safety: four years of engineering school, three years of on-the-job training, the professional engineering test and 30 hours of continuing education.

The requirements to buy multiple modified assault rifles with thousands of armor-piercing bullets and to carry them around the streets of Portland or to walk into City Hall, the requirements are: None.

Seriously?

David LaCasse

Portland