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An Arm and a Leg

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.

Mark Steyn — Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist. That’s to say, his latest book, After America (2011), is a top-five bestseller in ...

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