Katrina, I hope Newt brings up that Massachusetts gun tax business tonight, because I would be interested to hear Mitt’s response. A $100 registration fee per gun would be a pretty significant chunk of change for many of my better-armed neighbors in New Hampshire. Relative to the cost of the item, it seems to me it also strikes at the very concept of property “ownership”. One consequence is a lower rate of gun ownership in Massachusetts – which makes it part of a bigger problem with Romney’s record: for the most part, his governorship left no trace; where it did, it made Massachusetts even more of a liberal outlier.
by Mark Steyn