By David E. Petzal
“Poor Mexico. So far from God and so close to the United States.”—Porfirio Diaz, president and later dictator of Mexico.
Of late I’ve been bombarded by e-mails warning of the Blair Holt Licensing and Record Act of 2009 (HR 45), a gun control measure that would require among many other provisions, a federally issued license for anyone who wants to own a firearm. The law would be so expensive, so cumbersome, and so obviously unworkable that all but the hardest-core gun haters in Congress would probably not support it.