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.
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.
Chittenden County’s six incumbent senators have occupied the Vermont Senate for a combined 45 years, but a group of energized voters plans to send at least three of them packing and replace them with fresh faces.
Rodgers succinctly makes the case for Vermonters’ sacred freedoms, contrasted with a desire for safety. His question is plain, but weighty: “Would you rather be safe or be free?”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has been in a protracted battle with the National Rifle Association. Now he’s using a state agency to hound the pro-Second Amendment organization with costly regulatory threats, as well as to convince financial institutions not to do business with the NRA.
Recent statements by Gov. Phil Scott indicate that he wasn’t really on board with a gun magazine ban he passed that now may be contributing to plummeting support from his base.
State Sen. John Rodgers is on track for a potential upset in the Democratic primary race for governor, but challenges remain for Republicans and independents who wish to cross party lines to give him their pro-gun vote.
“[There are] one or two people out in the community that are not for it, and I think it’s probably from an anti-gun standpoint, really,” Lee County School Board member Rob Hines said.
With six Senate seats and at least 10 candidates running for office this election season, the Chittenden County races will be on everyone’s radar during the primaries and general election.
The Scott administration this week announced $4 million in state grants are going to be available for school safety measures such as advanced door locks and surveillance technology.