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Pro-Gun Win in Vermont!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    The proposed ban on so-called "assault weapons" has been withdrawn!


    Hooray for the Green Mountain State! Way to go to all of our Vermont members who took action and spoke out on this!
  2. Chevelle SS

    Chevelle SS Well-Known Member

    Some good news :D
  3. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    That is AWESOME... I will make sure I share that with all of my local, state and federal reps!!
  4. heavydluxe

    heavydluxe Well-Known Member

    I am very, very happy about this. Now to wait and see what the Fed does or doesn't do...
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I think that with emotions waning, and some reason thrown into the mix, the entire, national AWB, mag ban, semi-auto ban is done. It is a loser for politicians, and they know it hence the watered down Obama EO's.

    Stop panicking people.
  6. Hoppy

    Hoppy Active Member

    Glad to hear it Vermont!

    BTW, the time is 357
  7. 6.5x55swedish

    6.5x55swedish Well-Known Member

    If a liberal state like VT doesn't have the support to get a ban passed, it isn't gonna happen on a national level.
  8. mrnic3guy1989

    mrnic3guy1989 Well-Known Member

    Thank God

    Thank God that their are still sensible people out there.
  9. Double Vision

    Double Vision Well-Known Member

    This is good news indeed.
  10. LemmyCaution

    LemmyCaution Well-Known Member

    Liberalism in VT is different from liberalism in the rest of the US.

    That, and the fact the the VT Supreme Court ruled against such bans over one hundred years ago.

    Your mileage may vary in other jurisdictions.
  11. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    Vermont is one of the few Eastern states that has remained vehemently pro gun for over 200 years.
    Liberal really does apply to gun laws in that state. There aren't many! :)
  12. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    How can we support his defeat in the next election?

    Who will run against him?
  13. parsimonious_instead

    parsimonious_instead Well-Known Member

    As glad as I am to hear this, it's defensive in nature.
    When I communicate with my elected officials in NYS, I not only tell them I'm against the SAFE ACT (Cuomo's new gun regs), but I'm in favor of the repeal of the NYS AWB and the Sullivan Act, too.
  14. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    Don't they have Constitutional Carry in Vermont?
  15. parsimonious_instead

    parsimonious_instead Well-Known Member

    They do... and it's great! What a neat feeling - back in 2010, going from having just done the beg-and-wait routine for a pistol permit (just to own the gun), to borrowing the instructors 1911s and carrying them openly on my hip during breaks. Amazing how I didn't do anything weird, and no one got injured or killed. It's as if permits and gun control are ineffectual smoke and mirrors, or something like that...
  16. clutch

    clutch Well-Known Member

    Not to be argumentative, but how is it that Leahy is their senator? :confused:
  17. 6.5x55swedish

    6.5x55swedish Well-Known Member

    Vermont didn't lead the way... they never left the way like other States did. VT is the only State that does not have any gun legislation on the books.

    Leahy is their Senator because VT doesn't believe in fixing what isn't broken... He has worked for them for decades.

    I will point out that Coolidge was their President... The Vermont way of thinking is pretty unique.

    We probably would have done well to back their choice for President back in 2004.
  18. DBR

    DBR Well-Known Member

    Actually Vermont does have a couple of gun laws.

    You can't own a suppressor (silencer) except for LE and GOV.

    You can't carry a loaded long gun in a vehicle including ATVs except on your own property.
  19. barnbwt

    barnbwt Well-Known Member

    The hamfisted overrreach by NYC's Governor helped put peoples' priorities back into perspective, too. The Sandy Hook shooting was a tragedy with a massive, visceral public reaction; but the NY-AWB is an ugly -and enduring- stain on the gun-grab movement. Gunnies will be carefully following the process of that law's trial and ultimate repeal for months/years after the anti's have grown weary of the children of Sandy Hook and callously cast them aside.

    Why would LE/Gov need suppressors? Aren't they the tool of assassins? Who's the govt. assassinating???:eek:

  20. 6.5x55swedish

    6.5x55swedish Well-Known Member


    I think if you look up those two exceptions you will find that they are not "gun laws" but attached to other laws unrelated to gun control. I stand by my original statement.

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