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January 9, 2009

Vermont Legislature Reconvenes with New House Speaker

The Vermont State Legislature reconvened in Montpelier this week for the 2009-2010 Legislative Session, with members of the House electing a new Speaker, State Representative Shap Smith (D-Lamoille-Washington-1).
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April 20, 2007

NRA-ILA Protects Vermont’s Shooters from Lead Ban!

Thanks to a successful grassroots campaign by NRA, the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and other Vermont-based sportsmen's groups, important new protections have been proposed as a committee amendment to H.352. As introduced, this bill would have banned lead in ammunition and opened ammunition manufacturers, shooters, reloaders, and shooting ranges to expensive litigation.
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March 30, 2007

Vermont’s Bill to Ban Lead Ammunition Appears To Have Been “Hung On The Wall!”

Due to the overwhelming and exceptional actions of Vermont’s gun owners and sportsmen, H. 352 appears to be dead for the 2007 legislative session. H. 352 is being disguised as a “help the children lead ban” bill to remove lead hazards from homes and businesses. Unfortunately, H. 352 is too broad and leaves interpretation open for municipalities to ban the manufacture, sale, and possession of lead ammunition.
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March 9, 2007

Vermont: The Future of Shooting and Hunting Needs Your Support!

New legislation, S. 152 and H. 352, will endanger the future of shooting and hunting in Vermont. The State House of Representatives will hold a special hearing on H352 on Tuesday evening, March 13 at 7:30 pm in the House Chamber in the State Capitol Building. Please call your State Legislator today at (802) 828-2228 or (800) 322-5616 and ask him or her to oppose H352 and S152!
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March 2, 2007

Vermont Legislation Takes Aim at Ammunition!

The controversial anti-gun "Get the Lead Out of Vermont" report released last month by the Vermont Attorney General and State Department of Health has spawned a far-reaching bill that could allow Vermont municipalities to outlaw shooting ranges and even the mere possession of lead ammunition. Please call your legislator today at 802-828-2228 and ask him or her to oppose H352!
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May 26, 2006

Vermont Governor Signs Range Protection Legislation!

On Monday, May 22, Governor Jim Douglas (R) signed H 447. This legislation will protect Vermont's shooting ranges from lawsuits and municipal ordinances that may require ranges to be shut down.
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May 5, 2006

Vital Vermont Range Protection Legislation Headed to Governor Douglas' Desk!

Today, House Bill 447 passed the House with a vote of 126 to 7, despite Representative David Deen (D-Windham-5) trying to add an amendment to weaken the bill, and unanimously passed the Senate with a vote of 28-0.
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May 3, 2006

Vermont's Hunting and Shooting Heritage Needs Your Help!

House Bill 447 unanimously passed the Senate with a vote of 28-0 and is now heading to the House for concurrence. This important piece of legislation would protect Vermont’s shooting ranges from lawsuits and municipal ordinances that would shut them down.
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May 1, 2006

Help Put a Stop to Constant Attacks on Vermont's Hunting and Shooting Heritage!

House Bill 447 is expected to be up for a vote in the full Senate as early as Wednesday, May 3. This important piece of legislation would protect Vermont’s shooting ranges from lawsuits and municipal ordinances that would shut them down.
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March 3, 2006

Vermont Trying to Save its Hunting and Shooting Heritage!

House 447, sponsored by Joseph Krawczyk (R-Bennington-2-1) and Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington-2-2), unanimously passed the House. This important legislation would stop the haphazard regulations of firearms discharge by local municipalities.
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February 24, 2006

Attention Vermont Members! Contact Your Representatives!

House Bill 447 sponsored by Joseph Krawczyk (R-Bennington-2-1) and Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington-2-2), has passed the House Fish, Wildlife, and Water Resources Committee. This important legislation would stop the haphazard regulations of firearms discharge by local municipalities. H 447 now advances to the House floor for a vote any day. Please contact your State Representative at (802) 828-2228 and ask him or her to support H 447.
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February 7, 2006

Help Put a Stop to the Constant Attacks on Vermont's Hunting and Shooting Heritage!

House Bill 447 sponsored by Joseph Krawczyk (R-Bennington-2-1) and Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington-2-2) is currently in the House Fish, Wildlife, and Water Resources Committee. This important legislation would stop the haphazard regulations of firearms discharge by local municipalities. H 447 may be up for a vote by the end of this week.
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January 20, 2006

Vermont 2006 Spring Candidate Forum!

The NRA-ILA is pleased to announce the up-coming 2006 Spring Candidate Forum. This event is being sponsored by NRA-ILA, The Vermont Federation of Sportsman Clubs, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Vermont Trappers' Association, National Association of Shooting Ranges and the National Association of Firearms Retailers
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September 16, 2005

"Hunter Appreciation Day" Declared in Vermont!

Governor Jim Douglas (R) and the Vermont Legislature have declared September 23, 2005 "Hunter Appreciation Day." To commemorate this special occasion there will be a ceremony held in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House at 10:00 a.m. Governor Douglas, legislative leaders, NRA-ILA representatives, and other special guests will honor the contributions that generations of hunters have made to the State of Vermont.
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May 27, 2005

Vermont Senate Supports "Hunter Appreciation Day"

The Vermont Senate has adopted a resolution for a "Hunter Appreciation Day!"
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November 12, 2002

Hunting Preserved On Champion Lands

Congratulations to the Federation of Vermont Sportsmen for their successful effort to ensure hunting, trapping, and fishing access on the Champion Lands. On Nov. 1, Vermont Governor...
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April 12, 2002

Vermont Legislative Update

SB.0275, the very weak sportsman bill dealing with the so-called "Champion Lands," originally passed the Senate in February and was amended and passed by the House last week by a vote...
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February 27, 2002

Town Hall Meeting Day

Your town hall meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, March 5. Please go to your town hall meeting and seek out your State Representative and State Senator. Tell your elected officials...
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February 5, 2002

VERMONT SPORTSMEN: YOUR PUBLIC HUNTING AND SHOOTING LANDS ARE IN JEOPARDY!

As you know, the State of Vermont purchased the Champion lands, now known as the West Mountain Wildlife Management Area, for the purpose of preserving them for traditional uses, including...
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