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December 30, 2012

Column: ‘Sound of Music’ offers no escape from political realities

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I know I’m not the only one imagining how it would feel to be the parents and grandparents of the children slaughtered in Connecticut. But am I the only one imagining grandchildren living in a country that had lost its right to defend itself against a too-powerful government? I think not, which is why this week there are more “assault weapons” in homes across America than there were last month, as people who had no real desire to own one, ran out to buy them before they are banned by politicians grabbing the opportunity afforded by tragedy.

I got myself a membership in the Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League for Christmas and am thinking about joining the NRA. I’ll let you know what I decide next week, when I start the New Year with a column on the Second Amendment.

Barbara Anderson is executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation and a regular contributor to the opinion pages.

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