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Friday, February 1, 2013

Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson Up To Her Old Tricks

Earlier this month in Montpelier, Senate Majority Leader Philip Baruth withdrew S.32 after NRA members flooded the State House with calls and e-mails in opposition to his proposed semi-auto ban. Undaunted, state Representative Linda Waite-Simpson has launched the second salvo by introducing House Bill 124 and House Bill 125 this week.  Rep. Waite-Simpson has a history of anti-gun activism and annually sponsors a “mandatory firearm storage bill” in Vermont that would force gun owners to lock up their firearms and render them useless for self-defense.

Her most recent pair of anti-gun bills take extreme measures.  House Bill 124 would ban the manufacture, transfer and possession of commonly owned standard capacity magazines, require background checks for all purchases at gun shows and mandate training for concealed carry.  Gun owners will be hit with multiple fees for training and background checks.  Additionally, all of these proposals carry tough jail sentences and fines for violations. Incredibly, HB 125 would authorize the lease of Building #617 in Essex “for use as a repository for unlawful firearms designated for ultimate disposition.” 

These restrictions on the constitutional rights of Vermonters do nothing to address crime, and are designed simply to punish law-abiding gun owners.  Please contact Rep. Waite-Simpson at 802-828-2228 and  Respectfully ask her to abandon her anti-gun agenda and follow Sen. Baruth’s lead by withdrawing legislation that is both harmful and unwanted by Vermonters.




Friday, November 20, 2015

Anti-gun Politicians, Media Exploit Paris Attacks in “Terrorist Gap” Rehash

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Brussels Pushes Gun Control in Wake of Paris Attacks

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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“F” Stands for Fail: Gun Turn-in Event Nets a Stack of Paper Pledges and Some Surplus Sporting Goods

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Friday, November 20, 2015

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Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Firearm Inheritance Protection Act

Today, November 24, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bills 225 and 226.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Stop Obama's Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech

It's happening again— President Obama is using his imperial pen and telephone to curb your rights and bypass Congress ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

NRA Statement on Terror Watch List Distortions

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action issued the following statement on the terror watch list distortions:


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.