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United States

25 July 2008

Patriot-Ledger (Massachusetts) / GateHouse News Service

On the 10th anniversary of a sweeping state gun control law, patrons at James Dooley's Middleboro Gun Shop are up in arms over what they see as a further assault on their rights: A proposed doubling of gun license fees. "Why pick on us?" Dooley asked. "It's a hidden tax to reduce the number of gun owners." Last week, Gov. Deval Patrick proposed doubling fees for gun permits, from $100 to $200. Firearms dealers could be hit with an even steeper hike: their three-year... (

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