posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 12:09 AM
According to WCAX about 200 people showed up for the event. This bill was introduced by only one person (a Chittenden County senator), so I'm not
sure how much support he even had among Democrats as a whole. The news I get the biggest kick from is how a firing range banned the Burlington Police
Department because their city council is attempting to create a city-wide 'assault weapons' ban.
I sent the following to all of my senators and representatives:
I write to you to let you know that I am opposed to any legislation that may restrict Vermonters' right to keep and bear arms. Vermont has the most
permissive gun laws of any state, yet boasts one of the lowest gun violence rates; clearly, Vermont's laws (or lack thereof) are working and need not
be tinkered with. The right to bear arms is not only the right to hunt and defend oneself, but an additional set of checks and balances against
tyranny. A favorite saying of mine (that I have heard from others) is that an armed population is comprised of citizens, whereas an unarmed population
consists of subjects. With so many historical examples of extreme atrocities committed upon unarmed populations by their own governments, I am
convinced that any further erosion of the Second Amendment presents a potential threat to the people of the United States.
One of my senators wrote back simply: "I agree with you."
She's got my vote!
I also sent a slightly modified copy to Welch, Sanders, and Leahy. It blows my mind that they are in support of an AWB and magazine capacity limit
even though we are a shining star of firearms liberties and low violence. I'm pretty liberal, but I cannot abide these laws being formulated and