Skip to comments.Vermont's Gun-Control Dodge Leaves Burlington in the Crosshairs (Uber barf alert)
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 Leahys 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, hasnt yet managed to kill Burlingtons bid to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips.
Burlington is saying our state government isnt doing anything, our federal government isnt doing anything, so were going to do something, comments State Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson (D-Essex), Vermonts foremost gun-control advocate. Burlingtons 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 bills demise, she adds.
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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?
><>Burlington is saying our state government isnt doing anything, our federal government isnt doing anything, so were 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.
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:
Taxpayer funded, several chapters, focus on immigration from islamist countries.
This business about firearms is distracting us from the problem at hand ~ the mad dog killers!
To the Slimes, anyone to the right of Joe Lenin is EXTREME!!
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.
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