As the prospect of having a pro-gun-control leader in the White House gains steam heading into the new year, gun rights advocates in Vermont are re-evaluating the outlook for firearms freedom in 2021 and beyond.
With a month left to go, gun sales in Vermont appear to have exceeded 50,000 for the first time since the federal government began conducting firearms background checks in 1998.
One might not immediately think that the picturesque New England village nestled in the hills near the New York border might be a setting for turmoil, yet a local feud between neighbors has recently turned into a story that is fast becoming one of the more contentious topics in the state.
President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed firearm tax could cost gun owners upwards of $30 billion to keep the weapons they already possess, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Neither Democratic nominee Joe Biden, nor his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, believe that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. In other words, according to them, the government may restrict law-abiding citizens’ ability to possess any firearm, and for any reason.
An Essex Junction advocate of gun rights, pro-police rally organizer, and opponent to abortion announced Oct. 13 he is a write-in candidate for governor.
The following candidates for the Vermont House of Representatives have received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association.
Several Democratic incumbents are among the Vermont state senators receiving endorsements and “A” grades from the National Rifle Association. However, Republicans received the majority of top grades and endorsements.
The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced that more than 14,200 defendants have been charged with firearms-related crimes during fiscal year 2020.
Yesterday on Twitter a prominent liberal Vermont pundit (OK, it was Kevin Ellis) asked if anyone really believes a President Joe Biden would appoint Beto “we are going to take away your AR-15” O’Rourke as his national gun control czar.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court sided with Rep. John Burt, R-Goffstown, but stopped short of overturning the ban.
Twice as many people have died in car crashes so far this year compared to 2019. Opioid overdoses are up 50%. In both cases state officials say the pandemic is at least partly to blame.