Politicians is some areas are always on the lookout for creative new ways to make it harder for people to exercise their Second Amendment rights. In Seattle, for example, the city government imposed a $25 tax on firearms purchases and a 5 cent per round of ammunition tax. The intention was to fund programs to reduce gun violence, and city leaders expected the tax to raise $500,000 in its first year.
A Michigan grandfther has filed a federal lawsuit against the state's Department of Health and Human Services, alleging that the department would not let him provide foster care to his grandson because he owned firearms:
The Second Amendment drives some people to such depths of distraction, we are left to wonder about their overall emotional stability. Yes, people have strong opinions about the right to bear arms, and have since the earliest days of the Republic. But then we come across items such as this, from the web site of that old Lyndon Johnson fixer, Bill Moyers.