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Letter to the Editor
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 9:14 p.m.
 

For the benefit of Jim Byrnes, writer of the letter “Assess fee to own guns,” and others of like mind, the fee he suggests would run counter to long-standing U.S. Supreme Court rulings that state the exercise of a constitutional right shall not be taxed. The fee he recommends is obviously a tax on the exercise of a constitutional right.

As to his suggestion to “register all automatic rifles”: “Think twice, post once” comes to mind. For pity's sake, look at a long-existing federal law, the National Firearms Act of 1934. It is rather interesting, as he might find.

Alan Schultz

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