I oppose Mr. Baruth’s candidacy as he ranks the preservation of life — what I consider to be sacrosanct — with such casual disregard that he has passed laws restricting self-defense.
The right to own a weapon is a major reason Kaufer decided to run; he says he is unhappy with recent gun legislation that makes it more difficult for Vermonters to buy and use firearms.
“School staff at all levels need support to not be made to carry weapons,” said Dick Frantz, clerk of the Woodford and SVSU boards, who first brought the statement to the SVSU board several months ago.
A federal judge has struck down a law banning handgun ads at gun shops as “unconstitutional on its face” and “highly paternalistic.”
With two weeks go to until a state ban takes effect, all Vermont State Police barracks have begun accepting bump-fire stocks from members of the public.
Five St. Albans residents were arrested and charged with providing false information to firearms dealers in the purchase of around 30 firearms that were allegedly smuggled into Boston, Massachusetts, in connection with criminal gang activity.
It appears that, like so many mass public shooters before him, current gun laws should have been enough to prevent him from possessing firearms. And once again, the gun laws did little more than impose barriers for law-abiding citizens, who were then left defenseless.
An East Montpelier resident pleaded not guilty to charges by a federal grand jury that he illegally purchased guns while he was alleged to be a heroin and cocaine user.
Last week, the BRSU learned six of its schools were among recipients of state grants intended to improve the safety of school buildings in Vermont. The district was awarded $74,425 in funds for such projects, in an announcement made by Gov. Phil Scott last week.
High potency marijuana is the real killer and the gun is an innocent accomplice. Until we get it, more gun laws will be passed and the violence, and even the mass killings, will also increase.
Random metal detection searches in the schools were also highly divisive with some believing the action was “dehumanizing” and “students of color were disproportionately searched,” while others felt the metal detecting services discouraged students from bringing weapons into schools, according to the report.