After signing gun control measures that aim to promote school safety but instead affect law-abiding firearm owners, Gov. Phil Scott is receiving harsh criticism from pro-gun advocates and high praise from anti-gun groups.
“We are students that are standing up for our rights and the Second Amendment,” Downing said. “We believe that the natural right for self-protection shall not be infringed simply because some individuals have used some firearms in the past for senseless attacks.”
Counties in Illinois are fighting back against the state legislature on gun control by passing “sanctuary” resolutions designed to protect law abiding gun owners.
Most schools require teachers and staffers to go through a rigorous training program before they may carry a concealed weapon in the classroom. But how do these training programs actually work, and what type of qualifications do they entail?
Conservatives and liberals came together last Thursday evening at the Study Hall in Burlington for a “thought exchange” experiment in civil conversation.
Vermont took title to land for highways and railroads with court review and fair payment. It took more than the market value of thousands of Vermonters’ guns with zero court review while imposing fees and paying nothing in compensation. It took sickly Vermont pot smokers’ right to ever purchase a gun again, without paying a cent or even enduring the discomfort of providing an explanation.
Many Republican Vermonters are reacting strongly to Gov. Phil Scott’s decision to sign three gun-control bills into law, and some say his flip-flop will have serious consequences come election time.
A North Carolina man who became an internet sensation by speaking at a city council meeting in support of gun rights says he was standing up for freedoms that the nation’s Founders died to give all Americans.
“I understand I may lose support over the decision to sign these bills today. Those are consequences I’m prepared to live with.”
If the irate crowd that turned out Wednesday to watch the signing of controversial gun control legislation at the Vermont Statehouse is any indication, Gov. Phil Scott may face an uphill battle towards re-election this November.
Judge William Young held that the AR-15 and similar weapons aren’t protected by the Second Amendment because they were originally designed for military service and because democracy means policymakers are best suited to regulate weapons.