Quotable Democrats offer guide for undecided voters in Vermont primary

Bruce Parker Vermont Watchdog Controversial statements uttered last week by Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates offer undecided voters a last-minute opportunity to get off the fence and vote with confidence Tuesday. When Matt Dunne, Sue Minter and Peter Galbraith met for their final primary debate last Thursday on VPR’s Vermont Edition, the gloves came off and candidates uttered some of…

Vermont gun control group in secretive meetings to devise ‘gun violence’ media campaign

Bruce Parker Vermont Watchdog MANCHESTER, Vt. — Following last week’s gun control discussions at the Democratic presidential debate, an anti-gun group in Vermont is holding secretive meetings to advance gun violence themes despite data showing the Green Mountain State is the safest in the nation. According to an email sent out Wednesday from Ann Braden, president of Gun Sense Vermont, the gun…

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Vermont gunners defeat near-permanent gun grab against mentally ill

By Bruce Parker | Vermont Watchdog Gun rights advocates in Vermont were ready to let a Senate-approved bill restricting guns for the mentally ill slide. That is, until the Democratic vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee made a surprise gun grab on Tuesday. As S.141 moved through committee this week, gun-rights advocates and gun-control sympathizers appeared to have a truce over restricting some mentally…