True North Reports takes you inside the Vermont pro-2A/Article 16 movement, which is mobilizing to unseat the governor and those legislators responsible for recent passage of controversial gun-control legislation.
There is no denying that lawful gun owners use their firearms in self-defense far more often than those decrying the “myth” of a good guy with a gun would care to admit. Firearms are, in fact, used for self-defense often and effectively.
Vermont has long been a destination for high-profile gun competitions, but the state’s new gun law and its restrictions on magazine capacities could hinder competitions from continuing into the future.
Vermonters upset over Gov. Phil Scott’s flip-flop on gun control have taken to social media to vent their anger, but a lawyer with the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says some of their comments are getting deleted from the governor’s Facebook page.
A proposed firing restriction in the area has gun owners up in arms over the possibility of a large chunk of land being stripped away from their hunting grounds.
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?
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.