Vermont's take on gun ownership
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Legal and Activism > Vermont's take on gun ownership

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hogrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 247
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Vermont's take on gun ownership

I received this the other day and have no idea if it is fact or joke but I like the idea.

A NOVEL APPROACH TO THE GUN OWNERSHIP ISSUE

THIS MAY MAKE YOUR DAY!

Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont's own Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere.

Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners" and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state.
Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun. Maslack read the "militia" phrase of the Second Amendment as not only the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as 'a clear mandate to do so' He believes that universal gun ownership was advocated by the Framers of the Constitution as an antidote to a "monopoly of force" by the government as well as criminals. Vermont's constitution states explicitly that "the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State" and those persons who are "conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms" shall be required to "pay such equivalent.."

Clearly, says Maslack, Vermonters have a constitutional obligation to arm themselves, so that they are capable of responding to "any situation that may arise."

Under the bill, adults who choose not to own a firearm would be required to register their name, address, Social Security Number, and driver's license number with the state. "There is a legitimate government interest in knowing who is not prepared to defend the state should they be asked to do so," Maslack says.

Vermont already boasts a high rate of gun ownership along with the least restrictive laws of any state ... it's currently the only state that allows a citizen to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. This combination of plenty of guns and few laws regulating them has resulted in a crime rate that is the third lowest in the nation.

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."
This makes sense! There is no reason why gun owners should have to pay taxes to support police protection for people not wanting to own guns.

Let them contribute their fair share and pay their own way. Sounds reasonable to me! Non-gun owners require more police to protect them and this fee should go to paying for their defense!

In God We Trust

__________________
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- Unknown author -- Falsely attributed to George Washington --
Patriot Guard Rider
hogrider is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Garadex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kalifornia
Posts: 1,267
Liked 225 Times on 176 Posts
Likes Given: 228

Default

I like it!

__________________

I'm gonna stop you right there, you just said an AR-15 is a high-powered rifle. It is obvious you don't know anything about guns and I shall ignore anything you say from this point on.

Garadex is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jack80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 95
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts

Default

That's how it should be!!!!

__________________
jack80 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
fmj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fmj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fort Wayne,IN
Posts: 3,454
Liked 753 Times on 437 Posts
Likes Given: 306

Default

Goose meet Gander!

__________________
"Those that would trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security." - Benjammin Franklin

The 1911: Turning useless trash into good fertilizer for over 100 years!!
fmj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tyler,Texas
Posts: 129
Liked 33 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Talk about great wailing and gnashing of teeth!!!!

__________________
Popeye77 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Euclid,Ohio
Posts: 35
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Fred Maslack for President 2016

__________________
oldman10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 759
Liked 489 Times on 296 Posts
Likes Given: 228

Default

I love Vermont and their almost non existent gun laws. What I just can't understand is how in the hell can they constantly keep on re-electing that card carrying socialist Rep. Bernie Sanders and to add insult to injury re-elect the most anti-gun President in history?

__________________
gunsmoke11 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #8
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
drvsafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,636
Liked 212 Times on 169 Posts
Likes Given: 116

Default

"Vermont already boasts a high rate of gun ownership along with the least restrictive laws of any state ... it's currently the only state that allows a citizen to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. This combination of plenty of guns and few laws regulating them has resulted in a crime rate that is the third lowest in the nation."

Reading that just made me laugh and shake my head in disbelief at the same time. If THIS works in Vermont, why won't it work in NJ, or EVERY OTHER STATE for that matter?

__________________
SIG 1911 .45 ACP
SIG P229R 9mm
Beretta BU9 Nano 9mm
Beretta 84FS .380 ACP
Ruger MKIII 22/45 Target .22LR

PWS (Primary Weapons Systems) MK114 5.56
drvsafe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:59 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
clem_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Northern Wisconsin wolf country!
Posts: 178
Liked 46 Times on 31 Posts

Default

A good IDEA!.

__________________
clem_ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 11
Default

I like the idea. My neighbors would be shelling out some cash but not me I'm loaded for bear. I really hope it come down to it n goes thru

__________________
goldenboy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Ak 47 and sks ownership in ct? FIDDLEHEADSTEW Connecticut Gun Forum 6 03-20-2013 02:43 PM
Handgun ownership ? tjroadie General Handgun Discussion 9 11-18-2012 01:10 PM
Section 8 and gun ownership. DerickVonD Legal and Activism 18 07-16-2012 08:06 PM
Connecticut AK-47 and SKS ownership? FIDDLEHEADSTEW AK & SKS Discussion 1 05-06-2012 08:12 PM