Measure 114, often referred to as the Reduction of Gun Violence Act, will require background checks, firearm training, fingerprint collection, and a permit to purchase any firearm. And it will place every gun owner in a database.
Speaking from the Statehouse steps on Thursday, liberal-leaning political and community leaders gathered with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brenda Siegel to discuss a list of gun control measures they would like to see enacted in the Green Mountain State.
Guns are simply a part of Vermont culture as well as critical for protecting the rest of our rights.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Burlington Police Department will be working together in an effort to curb rising gun violence in the Queen City through the creation of the Chittenden County Gun Violence Task Force.
The ISO approved the creation of a new merchant code for firearms stores to use when processing credit and debit card transactions, Reuters reported Friday. However, the code could lead to innocent Americans being surveilled should companies coordinate with the government to probe sales, experts say.
Let’s not forget that government officials have already done this — illegally forcing honest gun owners to relinquish their rights.
The FBI has been contacting states and asking them to cooperate with federal investigations into concealed carry permits. At least one state attorney general says that amounts to an unacceptable violation of Second Amendment rights.
“People have a constitutional right to have guns. With over 5,100 Facebook members, the Vermont Gun Owners group is supporting my candidacy. … I support your firearm ownership, your right to own and carry a gun 24/7!”
The NRA’s Political Victory Fund, which issues candidate endorsements, has given Sen. Benning an “A” grade when it comes to defending the 2nd Amendment, and voting to protect gun rights.
The poll found that 41.8% of respondents believe that an armed citizen would be their best protection if they were caught in a mass shooting event. Just 25.1% thought that the next most common response—local law enforcement—would be their best option.
The decision, combined with the fact that the Supreme Court has also remanded two separate cases regarding magazine capacity limits back to the 3rd and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to be reheard under the context of Bruen, has huge implications for states like Vermont.
The president signed the bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law. It will have a minimum impact until our elected leaders realize we must address the criminal, not the gun. If you use a firearm or provide the weapon for any unlawful purpose, you should be removed from society for a long time.