S.30 as written does nothing for people’s safety. Criminals will get guns illegally, anytime, all the time, whenever they want them, all around Vermont.
On Thursday morning, lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a gun control bill that would prohibit firearms from being brought into hospital buildings — potentially preventing those inside from being able to defend themselves.
“Despite the fact that actual military grade hardware was commonly available to anyone of any age over the counter and without requiring any proof of identification, there were conspicuously few instances of children murdering people in large groups with machine guns.”
A jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty Friday on all five counts against him in the 2020 shootings that killed two men and injured another during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse shook and broke down in tears as the not guilty verdicts were being read, one by one.
Any sort of right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness must also naturally imply the right to defend these things from violence and harm. A corollary of that right is that one must have access to the necessary tools with which to do so.
Although the high court is unlikely to render a decision in the case until next spring, the arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen highlighted the many ways in which New York faces an uphill battle in defending its concealed carry permitting scheme.
The high court will hear arguments Wednesday in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a case involving New York state’s strict laws around carrying firearms. Several states have joined the case in defense of Second Amendment rights.
Professor Meg Mott with Vermont Humanities Council will give her presentation “Do We Still Need an Armed Citizenry?” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Springfield Town Hall (3rd floor). The event is being sponsored by the town of Springfield.
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.
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.