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Shooting range no longer welcomes Burlington Police
WPTZ.COM ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | WPTZ.COM

Posted on 01/21/2013 11:55:31 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

BURLINGTON, Vt. —The Burlington Police Department is getting caught in the crossfire between Burlington City Council and Second Amendment advocates.

A shooting range in Morrisville, Vt. is no longer letting Burlington Police officers train there.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: gun; police; range
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1 posted on 01/21/2013 11:55:44 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

In this age of politicization, neutral is not a color. Time to $hit or get off the pot.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 11:59:45 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Vermont is a crazy state with a lot of explicit socialism — but they are also a Constitutional Carry state, and there are not that many of those. The City Council made a bad vote, and the gun owners don’t like it.


3 posted on 01/21/2013 12:00:10 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

If they are not for me they are against me!


4 posted on 01/21/2013 12:03:16 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

>Deputy Chief Andy Higbee said officers will train more at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in the mean time.

A shame the Ethan Allen folks don’t put a stop to that too.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 12:05:35 PM PST by soycd
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What a mess!

As much as I am all for sending of messages, I hate to see rank and file cops suffer. My experience with the police has been that most of the madness resides at the top. The guys on the beat have to put up with a lot of crap, and I don’t like seeing them penalized because the voters have elected idiots.


6 posted on 01/21/2013 12:13:25 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: soycd

What a sad thing, considering the name of the range.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 12:15:11 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (safeandlegal.com Make it viral.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The PD Deputy cheif said:

“It is unfortunate that this important and much-needed community dialogue regarding gun control currently under way in the city of Burlington and across the nation has resulted in this action,”

I wouldn’t let the sonsabitches on my range either, if that is their attitude.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 12:17:28 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Elections should have consequences. For far too long, the DoNut Munchers Union has been more motivated to care for its members than to the public and the Constitution.

Once, oaths had meaning, fixed meanings, too.


9 posted on 01/21/2013 12:17:28 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: I cannot think of a name
We didn't pick this fight. If the cops aren't speaking out against threats to the Second Amendment why should they be accommodated at civilian owned ranges?
10 posted on 01/21/2013 12:18:51 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Mr. Silverback
What a sad thing, considering the name of the range.

Was my thought also.

11 posted on 01/21/2013 12:32:25 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The whole lot of Neo Europa should be purged from America. There is simply no need for those states any longer.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 12:36:02 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: GladesGuru

IMO, Unions in general don’t really care that much about their members at all. They are just the pawns.
The union leadership cares only for the well being of the union leadership.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 12:43:18 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

People don’t want to believe the police would lie at Sandy Hook, but they don’t realize cops in New England are just another leftist bloc.


14 posted on 01/21/2013 12:43:27 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Who are the people still privileged to use that shooting range?


15 posted on 01/21/2013 12:46:47 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
The second amendment seems pretty cut-and-dry to me. Yet, this police department says there is a "...much-needed community dialogue regarding gun control..."

Let them train elsewhere.

16 posted on 01/21/2013 12:49:25 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; GladesGuru

I agree, I agree, but I also know how it is.

Down here in Texas we are ‘backwards’ as far as the progressives are concerned. But even here, several cops I know have to watch what they say very carefully. All the police department higher ups, and sometimes even the union higher ups, all sing from the same book. And the poor guys on the bottom better soon learn they better not cross the higher ups, as they have many ‘negative’ ways to reward such candor.

There’s smaller sheriff’s departments where people are still able to stand up strong. But most of the big city police departments have become cabals that do not tolerate much dissent from ‘the plan.’ By the way - the money hasn’t been printed that would get me to be a cop in a big city police department!


17 posted on 01/21/2013 12:53:42 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Bushbacker1

Ethan Allen was one of my first heroes. My Mom bought me biographies of him and Paul Revere for my birthday once.


18 posted on 01/21/2013 12:56:09 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (safeandlegal.com Make it viral.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The dogs in Burlington will sleep better at night.

/s


19 posted on 01/21/2013 1:00:47 PM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Burlington, I think, is a college town. That explains a lot.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 1:02:19 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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