Statehouse Stakeout: Gun Sense renews calls for gun control in Vermont

Gun control groups are once again trying to influence Vermont’s politics. Gun Sense Vermont, a group founded by a Connecticut transplant and supported in part by out-of-state money, is calling on its members to show up to a public hearing on gun control measures Jan. 30. Along with their friends in the Vermont Legislature, they are attempting to push through a bill, S.6, mandating background checks on all private gun sales.

Gun Owners of Vermont, a group opposing new gun control measures, has shown why such laws are a solution in search of a problem, especially in Vermont, called the “safest state in the nation” in 2014. Share this video with others and find out what you can do to help preserve Vermont’s gun freedom at Gun Owners of Vermont.

For more of Shayne Spence’s videos, visit the Statehouse Stakeout YouTube channel.

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19 thoughts on “Statehouse Stakeout: Gun Sense renews calls for gun control in Vermont

  1. Here’s an article published today by The Daily Caller “Vermont Machete Attacker Is The Foreign-Born ‘Son Of A Somali Refugee’”. VT is a sanctuary state as reported by many articles. Mainly because “it feels good”.
    What does the Gun Control people plan to do about this, two violations 1) Illegal foreigner with a violent record, 2) an attacker with a huge knife? But to them, it’s not Gun Violence. The world is coming to VT.

    Lets hear it Gun Control people.

  2. Wouldn’t this be nice….Only a native born Vermont resident may become a member of the Vermont Legislature by popular vote or Governor appointment….. This would keep all of the transplants from trying to change our Vermont to their Utopia

  3. Isn’t it interesting, in VT an article published about “Vermont ranks among worst states in protections of life”, nope the main problem is gun control. Isn’t it interesting, in November 2017 there were 52 road deaths, nope the main problem is gun control. Isn’t it interesting VT has a huge real drug problem, nope more important is gun control. Isn’t it interesting VT has a huge taxation problem driving people to leave the state, nope it gun control. Isn’t it interesting the Legislature idiots mainly from out of state want their “I feel good” about gun control, hell with real governing. Isn’t it interesting NH Legislative salary is $100 per year, in VT they get elected to be drones on taxpayers and command high salaries for ruining the state.

  4. There are a lot of mentally deranged people in Montpelier. There has to be a competency test to hold any kind of office and that include the bureaucracy. Those that seek to control people whether via laws, regulation or taxation. These “people (?)” gravitate there because they couldn’t hold a regular job and have kicked out businesses.

  5. It has nothing to do with gun control. Everything to do with gun OWNER control. Simple as that.

  6. Well, if you listen to these liberal fools in Montpelier one would think Vermont is in the
    same quandary as Chicago and other major Cites that have all sorts of restrictions and
    they think we need them also !!.

    As all real Vermonters know we have the safest state in the Union , why because we
    understand the gun culture and respect it . The only gun related issues we have seen
    are from people ( transplants ) from outside VT……..

    Maybe these Liberals in Montpelier should go back to there home states and help those
    that need there help , as we surly don’t need there help. We seem to be able to control
    our gun issues ( Check The Data ) .

    Montpelier , why not work on Taxes , Drug Issues concerns to All Vermonters .

  7. Vermonters keep electing (and re-electing) Democrat/Socialist/Communists, yet no one sees that as the reason the state is circling down the toilet. Time to drain the swamp and clean house I would think.

  8. Gun Control Groups are in direct violation of our Declaration of Rights and if she does anything while in Public Office she should be arrested as per Article 6.


    Article 16. [Right to bear arms; standing armies; military power subordinate to civil]

    That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State–and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power.



    The Declaration of the political Rights and privileges of the inhabitants of this State, is hereby declared to be part of the Constitution of this Commonwealth; and ought not to be violated on any pretence whatsoever.


    Article 6. [Officers servants of the people]

    That all power being originally inherent in and co[n]sequently derived from the people, therefore, all officers of government, whether legislative or executive, are their trustees and servants; and at all times, in a legal way, accountable to them.

  9. The naïve anti-gun do-gooders are back at it again. The fact is that more gun laws will NOT reduce the crime/murder rate PERIOD. The fact is that Vermont already has the 3rd lowest homicide rate in the United States, and it is EXACTLY HALF of neighboring New York State which already has every anti-gun laws that the imbecilic simpletons over there can write. Don’t believe it? Here it is:

    • Kenneth
      I do not mean any offense. To set the record straight Homicide is a death by all means. We should be using the term Murder as you did in the beginning is the proper term. Homicide does include self defense AKA justifiable homicide. If you If you break down the murder rate to firearms alone we have one of the lowest rates in the world. Vermont also has the highest firearms ownerships rates in the country. There are literally millions of firearms in this state with a population of 625 thousand people. For over 200 years Vermonters have responsibly and safely used firearms for self defense, hunting, target shooting and dozens of other reasons.
      Ed Cutler
      Gun Owners of Vermont

    • The ‘do gooders’ have an agenda to take your freedoms, they aren’t going to let little things like facts and truths get in their way. Time to clean house of the Democrat/Socialist/Communist scum that has infected the state government. Most of the people in Vermont government aren’t even native to the state. They bring their Connecticut/New Jersey ‘big government’ mindset with them when they arrive. Time to CLEAN HOUSE !!

      • George

        Along that line my best guess without looking is sen. Baruth and Clarkson were not born any where near Vermont.

        I would also bet 3/4 of the supposed representatives in the state house were not born in Vermont or have any ancestors that were Vermonters

        • You are correct. Debbie Ingraham was not born in VT either and in fact has only lived here a few years. She was arrested late last year for DUI after crashing her car in Williston.

        • The sad problem is that native born do not run for office. Check the majority of Select Boards in the State, and it continues from there. Most of the Representatives are from elsewhere, because they arrived with money in their pockets and usually the intention to run for an office,not because they lived here and saw a need for a change. The worst seem to be those who “represent” parts of the State that are largely transplants. Someone moves here “for the atmosphere” then want things the same as where they left. ALMOST like pushing Sharia Law isn’t it?

          • ==>Craig Sawicky
            The actual “sad problem” is that so many otherwise qualified individuals are precluded from running for office by the inability to attend proceedings in Montpelier by the distances involved, thereby answering at the least one question as to why.

            Because the more affluent border jumpers can afford to maintain their lifestyles while conducting their misleading campaigns, the voices of candidates with more conservative views and values become muffled in the brouhaha.

            In the same vein, have you noticed that the such entities as NPR and the major news outlets are staffed with non-natives having liberal, even socialist, views?

            I’ll risk being branded as a nutcase and suggest that there are multiple agendas at play here, not the least of which is the implementation of UN Agenda 21. A simple web search of the term will turn up enough information to turn your shorts brown.

            How all this pertains to “gun control”, the 2nd Amendment (Federal and State), and those of us who support and stand by the constitution should be self evident.

    • Kenneth, altho your wikipedia source is ‘perhaps’ factually correct, the #’s can be bent one way or the other. Other studies and statistics noted on that same page break this info down in many ways. The bottom line is that there are so few ‘ gun murders’ that are actually murders is so low, it almost falls off the bottom of the scale. If I left a loaded gun in my nightstand, and a child took it out to ‘play with’ and shot someone in the room, it is called a murder.
      Does the kid go to jail for murder?

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