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Hello Vermont, new firearm storage bill

Discussion in 'Activism' started by littlemike, Feb 26, 2011.

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  1. littlemike

    littlemike Member

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    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6278

    House Bill 83 would undermine a citizen’s right to self-defense by imposing onerous storage requirements on Vermont gun owners, rendering firearms useless in self-defense situations. H. 83 would require households with children to store their firearms unloaded with an installed trigger lock and in a locked container.

    Here is the text of an email I sent to all the members of the House Judiciary Committee. Those who live close to Montpelier might want to consider paying them a visit if a public hearing is announced.

     
  2. LemmyCaution

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    This bill has a very slim chance of passing, but even if it does, it has many loopholes which render it ineffective, is likely unenforceable, and will almost certainly be found unconstitutional, should it actually pass.

    The majority of the gun community up here is aware of the bill and many letters and petitions have made their way to the state house.

    Thanks for making note of it here, though. Every bit of action helps.

    Also, its interesting that you quote a one hour wait time for emergency calls. Up here (in the mountains), you call 911 after 8pm and they tell you they'll be by to write a report in the morning.
     
  3. littlemike

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    Thanks, LC, it's good to know—and comforting to those of us down close to the border with the Peoples Republik of Taxachusetts. I was being kind or conservative I guess with that 1 hour wait time—in some major cities in the U.S., they don't even come at all for a 9-1-1 call!
     
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    Statistically, firearm accidents involving children having been going down every year, despite the increasing rate of firearms ownership and the average number of firearms per owner. If you have a child, he/she is actually more likely to die in a bicycle accident or by drowning in a laundry detergent bucket than from accidental death by a firearm.

    Regardless, this should be just like many other things with kids. It's up to the parents, not the government.
     
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