So, can EOs be used to implement additional fees and restrictions on gun purchases? I’m not talking about outlawing such purchases or making us subservient to the Blue Berets, but making the process more expensive and onerous.
I know we’ve discussed the possibility before, but exactly what would be the procedure for a Government Agency to add new fees, record keeping or other restriction onto the purchase of firearms? Would it require the Legislative Branch or could it be done without their involvement?
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman