Skip to comments.Shumlin unsure on enforcing certain firearm laws (VT)
Posted on 03/18/2013 12:30:44 PM PDT by marktwain
Since the murder of 20 kindergarten students in Newtown, Conn., sparked a nationwide debate over firearms, Gov. Peter Shumlin has been unwavering in his opposition to any new Vermont laws aimed at restricting the rights of gun owners.
I just think you need a 50-state solution, Shumlin said at a press conference last Thursday. Thats not something that I feel any ambiguity about.
Could a new piece of information change his mind?
At that same press conference, Shumlin was asked whether state and local police should be able to enforce federal gun laws that arent codified in Vermont statute. Federal law, for example, prohibits felons from possessing firearms, while state statute is silent on the matter.
I think its up to Vermont law enforcement to enforce the laws, Shumlin said.
So if a state trooper isnt authorized to enforce the federal ban on felons possessing firearms, hed want to do something about it?
Well, Id like to know the answer to that. Lets find out if its really true or not, Shumlin answered.
But if it was true that state troopers, city police and local sheriffs arent allowed to remove firearms from the possession of felons, Shumlin was asked, then hed want to see that changed?
Let me get the information. I dont have it, Shumlin said. I tell you when I dont know what Im talking about. I plead guilty.
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Talk about an politically activist journalist, though. The questions are designed to push a particular bit of legislation, that has never been brought to the legislature!
Note that in spite of, maybe because Vermont allows felons to own guns, they have one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, but the activist/journalist still wants to push more gun restrictions in Vermont.
We already have a 50 state solution. It’s called The Bill of Rights.
You are a whack job and intellectualy lazy.
Just support and enforce the Constitution.
IOW tell us what kind of incident - here in Vermont - could change your mind, and we'll see what we can do to make it happen.