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Vermont's Gun-Control Dodge Leaves Burlington in the Crosshairs (Uber barf alert)
7dvt.com ^ | 10 April, 2013 | Kevin J. Kelley

Posted on 04/11/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by marktwain

Second Amendment activists have shot down gun-control legislation in Montpelier and are drawing a bead on Sen. Patrick Leahy’s anti-weapons-trafficking proposal and other measures in Washington. But Gun Owners of Vermont, the state affiliate of a group described by the New York Times as more militant than the National Rifle Association, hasn’t yet managed to kill Burlington’s bid to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips.

“Burlington is saying ‘our state government isn’t doing anything, our federal government isn’t doing anything, so we’re going to do something,’” comments State Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson (D-Essex), Vermont’s foremost gun-control advocate. “Burlington’s trying to take control of its borders.”

Waite-Simpson was lead sponsor of the primary gun-control bill introduced in the Vermont legislature following the mass murder of 20 first graders and six teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, last December. Lamenting that she thought “it would be different this time,” Waite-Simpson says her multifaceted legislation was defeated as a result of what she calls “the libertarian bent that remains strong in this state.” Strenuous opposition from Gun Owners of Vermont and other Second-Amendment stalwarts also contributed to the bill’s demise, she adds.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: banglist; burlington; guncontrol; secondamendment; vt
If you are willing to look into the mind of avid statists, this article is well suited.
1 posted on 04/11/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by marktwain
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Vermont has very little in the way of gun control, one of the lowest murder rates in the country, and very little history of spree or rampage killings (I can’t think of any.)

If it ain’t broke....or is that too Yankee for the new Vermont?


2 posted on 04/11/2013 6:23:13 AM PDT by heartwood
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><>“Burlington is saying ‘our state government isn’t doing anything, our federal government isn’t doing anything, so we’re going to do something,’”<<

It is BEYOND time to reel in places like here and NYC — the words “city(ies) or “municipality(ies)” do not occur ANYWHERE in the USC.

A city or municipality that passes laws that go beyond the delivery of municipal services is as much in violation of the 10th amendment as the feds doing so.

In matters concerning any aspect of the USC the city should automatically lose as having no standing.


3 posted on 04/11/2013 6:32:22 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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And of course, the communist takeover is GLOBAL. Kicking over the last bastion of freedom in the West is just the last rung on the ladder leading to an Extermination State, a fourth reich combined with a Caliphate.

Here’s the Norwegian version of ACORN:

http://home.hib.no/ahs/bus/tidligere_bus_medarbeidere.html

Taxpayer funded, several chapters, focus on immigration from islamist countries.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 6:33:22 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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They are protecting their schizophrenic and otherwise mentally disabled relatives.

This business about firearms is distracting us from the problem at hand ~ the mad dog killers!

5 posted on 04/11/2013 6:34:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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6 posted on 04/11/2013 6:50:17 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Gun Owners of Vermont, the state affiliate of a group described by the New York Times as more militant than the National Rifle Association,

To the Slimes, anyone to the right of Joe Lenin is EXTREME!!

7 posted on 04/11/2013 7:07:50 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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I wish Vermont would just go the whole way, repudiate its history and ban all guns. That is one of the most left-wing states I have ever had the misfortune of setting foot in, and I won't again.

Their supposed "Constitutional carry" does not mean anything in practice. Try carrying a Glock on a holster on your belt in Burlington. Go ahead. The cops will beat you to death before you hit the ground.

8 posted on 04/11/2013 9:28:01 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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