Letter: More restrictions on firearm ownership not the answer

This letter is by Gregory Thayer of Rutland. He is a candidate for lieutenant governor.

Governor Scott has taken the correction by vetoing S.30. The answer is not to place more restrictions on firearm ownership. This bill as written does nothing for people’s safety. Criminals will get guns illegally, anytime, all the time, whenever they want them, all around Vermont. The Progressive Marxists continue to assault law abiding citizens of our great state and our Constitution!

Vermont Constitution Chapter 1 Article 16 reads: “[Right to Bear Arms; standing armies; military powers subordinate to civil]; That the People have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State – and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power.”

And our U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

These guarantees in our law of laws is what legislatures ought to be following. With the Progressive policies of defunding the police, taking away police’s qualified immunity, and prosecutors and courts not holding criminals accountable, now more than ever people need to be able to exercise their constitutional right to protect themselves, their family, and their property from the bad people in our population.

The public safety of the people is the most important responsibility of government — some would argue it’s government’s only responsibility. Our laws must reflect appropriate penalties for the criminal element around us. We have laws for deterrence and to stop criminal activities; the Progressives are working to abort all common sense and respect for our laws and the people in general.

As your next lieutenant governor, I will work tirelessly for public safety and to uphold our constitutions. We are a state of laws, and police must have every tool to provide for our safety. Prosecutors must hold that every criminal be sentenced and held accountable accordingly. If that means building more prisons, then build them.

Gregory Thayer
Rutland

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4 thoughts on “Letter: More restrictions on firearm ownership not the answer

  1. To all the liberal snowflakes, yes you know who you are, and one day when you’re
    quivering in your boots, with no cops around because of your ” stupidity ” by wanting
    to defund them, you’ll ” thank ” a law-abiding gun owner hopefully.

    But Just remember criminals are criminals who don’t follow ” any laws ” and you’ll be
    just another statistic, and that’s why we have a ” Constitution ” with our rights to own
    and carry what we want, not what you want for your agenda………………….

    Vermont has a cancer, and it has metastasized within the Montpelier, but it can be cured
    vote these fools out before it’s too late !!

  2. To those who would wonder why anyone would need an AR-15 or 30-round magazines, the answer is all over the news.

    • Yes, especially now that Canada is controlled by Trudeau and the great global reset we need to be concerned about our northern border. Who knows what the little dictator will do if confronted by China or Russia. The magazine ban is the dumbest piece of legislation ever produced in Mount Stupid. The 2nd amendment isn’t about hunting or target shooting, it’s about defense of self, family, neighbor, state and country. There’s always going to be some insane idiot whose going to kill. Trying to stop killers by going after law abiding firearms owners isn’t about crime, it’s about control. If laws actually stopped criminals we would be okay, but they don’t. It’s time to stop the theft of our rights enshrined in our two constitutions. If we are to defend this country one day from a foreign country why would our government disarm citizen militias that would be a resistance just as the one being played out in the Ukraine right now. We can’t let that happen here and we won’t!

      • Our rights existed prior to government, and they can’t diminish them unless we allow it. If that means I’m a criminal in the eyes of our corrupt politicians and their paid enforcers, so be it.

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