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Vermont: Gun Control Bill Advances on Party Line Vote

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vermont:  Gun Control Bill Advances on Party Line Vote

A dangerous gun control bill disguised as domestic violence prevention advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.  The bill passed on straight party lines with all seven of the panel's Democrats voting in favor of the bill.

H.422 is dangerous legislation that calls for gun confiscation upon arrest.  Arrests are very different than convictions, where there has been a finding of guilt.  Under this proposed law, an accusation, even a false accusation, could lead to suspension of constitutional rights and seizure of private property.  The bill is completely unnecessary as domestic abusers are already considered prohibited persons under federal law.  The bill's focus is on guns, not actual violent abusers, and this bill is silent on those who commit abhorrent abuse with knives, fists or other weapons. 

Vermont consistently ranks as one of the safest states in the country, and this legislation is a solution in search of a problem.  The genesis for this bill isn't the result of an actual Vermont problem.  Rather, this bill is being pushed as part of a national gun control agenda.  Anti-gun politicians in Montpelier have once again decided to ignore real problems like property taxes or the opiate epidemic and spend weeks pushing this narrow political agenda.  Outrageously, committee members even lamented on Wednesday that the more questions they asked, the more complicated fixing the bill's issues had become.  One committee member’s solution:  "We should just vote on the bill."  You heard that correctly.  Rather than get it right, these committee members, decided it was more important to pass the bill.  And, the stakes couldn't be higher as this bill has the real possibility of revoking the constitutional rights of an innocent person and confiscating their property without due process of law.

H.422 could come up for action at any time on the House floor.  Please contact your Representative immediately and respectfully request a "NO" vote on H.422.

 

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

The Illinois state Senate could vote on legislation to allow localities to infringe upon Second Amendment rights as early as today.  Senate Bill 2314 was moved to third reading after it had passed the Senate ...

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

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Friday, April 20, 2018

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

America, and the NRA, lost a true friend and a staunch defender of freedom with the passing of R. Lee Ermey on April 15 from complications of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. 

Rhode Island: 19 Gun Bills to be Heard in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rhode Island: 19 Gun Bills to be Heard in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday

A marathon gun bill hearing is on tap for next Tuesday night in Providence, and NRA and local pro-Second Amendment groups are calling for all-hands-on-deck.

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

There is growing evidence that some of America’s financial elite want to create a world in which America’s public policy decisions emanate from corporate boardrooms in Manhattan rather than from citizens and their elected officials.  ...

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, murders, there has been an unusual amount of anti-gun and anti-NRA commentary by private corporations with plenty of problems of their own.   In February, Delta announced it was ending a ...

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

On Monday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee approved several gun control bills during a hearing that stretched over five hours. 

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