Just replied with a letter to the editor, and I strongly second the above posts. It is up to each and every one of us to express our opinions related to this issue, and to be sure our arguements are based on facts, vs. their arguements based on fears and misinformation.
As for restricting the number of reptiles in private collections..give me a break. By nature, reptiles and the care of them can not be compared to cats and dogs. Period. 10 dogs in your house and 10 snakes in your house are two very different issues. Whats next...no more than two goldfish , and by the way, they must have a tag???????