The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has filed a brief asking the state’s highest court to determine that a high-capacity magazine ban enacted last year comports with the Vermont Constitution.
Either we reclaim our constitutional heritage, or we collapse in barbaric anarchy that will make us wish we were instead at the fall of Rome. The prescription is to defend the Constitution against the insidious creep of tyranny.
There is a continuing clamor to “do something” when guns are used in crimes, and politicians go after the gun manufacturers because they are easy to find, keep copious records, and maybe can be made to take the blame for the wrongful use of their product.
“What a Federal Ammunition Background check system would do is to seriously raise the cost of ammunition to honest citizens; it would overload NCIS; it would cause some retail sellers to cease selling ammunition altogether.”
In a Sept. 23 letter, Donovan and 21 other state attorneys general asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and several other leaders to enact the so-called “Jaime’s Law,” which would require background checks for ammunition purchases.
Nearly one-third of likely Democratic voters want the National Rifle Association (NRA) to be labeled a terrorist organization, a new survey reveals.
Cooke noted that Vermont’s Constitution states, “the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State,” clearly defining bearing arms as a right with the means to the end of defending oneself and the community.
The latest tragedies have added some new, complex layers to the mix . One of those added layers is the focus on “red flag” laws, also known as “extreme-risk protection orders” or gun violence restraining orders.
“So I think trying to somehow make sense of these killers who clearly have something wrong with them is a disturbing trend,” Boothe said. “And then by the same logic, you would have to lay the Dayton shooting at the feet of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, which is insane.”
Matters now pending before the justices include a dispute over New York City’s gun transportation regulations, challenges to permitting laws in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and a lawsuit victims of the Sandy Hook massacre brought against gun giant Remington Arms.
Gun Owners of America (GOA), a gun rights organization with more than 2 million members, called on Trump and other lawmakers to reject calls for gun control in the wake of the El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, shootings.