While looking through an old file today, I ran across this clipping of a letter to the editor of the Marin County Independent Journal (IJ) that was published on June 17, 2000. Thirteen years later, it would seem that little has changed.
Note in particular the final sentence of the letter. It presages where the government would now like to go — registration of every gun in the country, so that government officials know where all guns are. Well, I own one, obtained before changes in the law required government involvement and approval. I remain of the opinion expressed in this letter: Unless and until I commit a crime using one, it is none of the government’s business whether I own a gun.