This whole "shut up or we'll take your guns" thing seems to have gotten under people's skins - as it should have. Almost 50 people posting on the situation. 60 comments, just the ones here.
The idea that your rights are actually privileges - something to be granted to or taken from you by some government flunky - that's not a comfortable thought. It's an infuriating thought.
One commenter asked JayG and me why people live in Massachusetts. Jay answered for himself, so I won't speak for him here. As for me, this was one of the factors in my decision to move back to Georgia. It was only one of many, but it was Yet Another Push out the door.
But high taxes, idiotic regulations like this, and a much worse climate have got to be killing the Northeast.