R. Caron: Put a tax on guns


Many people are in mourning after the senseless slaughter of young, innocent children in Connecticut.

Here is a solution to reduce gun ownership that every state should implement: tax every gun a person owns. Guns would have to be re-registered each year and an amount assigned for each model or size (for example, $25 for handguns; $50 for larger guns).

And no one individual should be allowed to store more than a specified amount of ammunition. Whoever breaks the law would be fined $5,000.

There are taxes on homes, cars, gasoline, cigarettes, etc. Why not on guns?

Maybe if such a law was enacted, there might be peace on Earth.

Rolande Caron, South Paris