Vermont City Votes to Ban "Assualt Rifles"

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by chloeshooter, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/09/us/vermont-assault-rifle-ban-resolution/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    I love this quote:

    "But most people at Monday's city council meeting spoke out against the resolution, calling it too broad and unwarranted, according to CNN affiliate WPTZ. Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling said most gun crime in the city involves handguns, not assault weapons, WPTZ reported."

    in other words, the will of the people means JACK SQUAT in Vermont!

    but my favorite is:

    "He said he was not looking to keep sportsmen from hunting and people from being able to defend themselves but rather wants to make sure what happened in Newtown did not happen in his city."

    because, you know, it would be impossible for someone OUTSIDE THE CITY to bring in a damned howitzer and point it at the school! I'll bet they aren't even able to enforce "running with scissors" laws in that town. Over reaction will result in stupid, ineffective rules.
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. yoteseeker

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    When will the anti's learn the 2A is not about hunting!
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Never. They're too stupid.
     
  5. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    They know exactly what the 2A is about...thats why they need to lie to advance their agenda.
     
  6. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    IT is important to remember that many NRA members are of the hunting ilk (like my father in law). He is a life-long gun owner and hunter (his Dad was a live-off-the-land type). He has never owned an "Assault Rifle" (closest thing: he used to own a Remington 742 lol) or a hand-gun. For these guys, the NRA is about making sure they can continue to hunt, that there are safety programs, and many are also very involved with conservation efforts, Elks Foundation, and the like. a LOT of guys like this, and they have been in the NRA since before a lot of you were born - don't be too sure everyone is unified to what YOU believe just because they are in the NRA - that would be a huge mistake.
     
  7. gregs887

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    I think you are grossly underestimating them. Those that head up the anti 2a movement know exactly what they are doing. They are masters of patience and are nickel and diming us to death with little restrictions here and there. The anti's are many things but stupid is not one of them.
     
  8. gunsmoke11

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    I said the other day that I loved the lack of gun restrictions in Vermont. I've been there a number of times and would've moved there if not for the all the snow they get. Burlington's an ultra liberal town, but I'm still surprised it's citizens let them moron politicians pull this garbage on them. If they allow this then they'll be getting what they deserve.

    They don't have licensing in Vt., which is unbelievable considering they have that socialist congressman Bernie Sanders and helped put the current regime back into the WH. I was asking how long can they last with their liberal attitude? That ban can almost be compared to the first shot fired at Concord. Apparently if things keep going this way they won't last long at all. Having a city in Vermont ban aw's is unreal, so I must pinch myself to make sure I'm not having a nightmare. This can really get ugly down the road.
     
  9. Tackleberry1

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    The unfortunate part is that KT's going to take a citizen armed with an "assault" :rolleyes: rifle, killing a Cop in Defence of his 2A liberties before anything will sink in...and the sad part is that the idiots who passed it would gladly accept a dozen dead cops and hundreds of new convicts in order to get there way.

    Advice to Cops...unless you see a guy with orange hair and body armor...ignore this.

    It's the "healthy" option! ;)

    Tack

     
  10. orangello

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    When they are lined up to be numbered and assigned barracks perhaps?
     
  11. gunsmoke11

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    While growing up I seen many people, both men, women and even some young kids with numbers tattooed on their arms. They're mostly gone today, but perhaps that will be a future fashion statement and I don't mean only in Vermont. There are many Judas sheep out there ready to lead the flock to slaughter.
     
  12. Jpyle

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    I hope the citizens of Burlington have enough money to defend against suits challenging the unconstitutional banning of a firearm in Vermont. Vermont is one of a handful of Constitutional Carry states so I cannot imagine that the State Constitution would allow a town to enact such a law in contrast to existing state law. Any Vermonters out there familiar with this?
     
  13. gunsmoke11

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    It was done long ago in NY when NYC required all long guns be registered. They took their sweet time and I mean over 20 years, but eventually weeded out the guns they didn't want in the city regardless of what was legal in the rest of the state. Even ammo can't be purchased through the mail. Licensees were required to sell those guns listed to a dealer only and bring the city the receipt. Also, if they didn't comply they had to turn in those guns, or face loss of their license and confiscation of anything legally owned. I think this is what the current governor wants to do in the entire state.

    Some states have laws preventing this, but not all. NYC doesn't even allow those in the state with ccw permits to enter the city unless they're retired police officers. My brother's both clergy and a postmaster upstate with a ccw and he too is prevented from entering the city armed. Until the 90's even retired NYC police officers were required to get a permit in the town of their residence and also an additional permit from the city and pay for both. Retired police from outside the city were forbidden to cc as well. That ended when the governor required no fee for retired PO's and no restrictions to carry. Naturally the city stopped requiring retirees from getting a license.

    A friend of mine legally owned a pen gun that had been given to him by a gun dealer friend many years ago. Last year while renewing his pistol license on Long Island it was taken from him because the State declared them illegal, which he didn't know. They waited for those to come in with their guns for renewal and then confiscated them.

    I think the govt is going to have a tough time getting people to register guns that currently aren't. They're proving over and over again that registration eventually means confiscation and when they say trust me they really mean screw you. It's a tragedy what this country's become.
     
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  14. orangello

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    I can't imagine people falling for that. I have a few that i bought privately, and i like them private and will keep them that way.
     
  15. gunsmoke11

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    In the mid 70's when they began registration of long guns the citizens ran to register their guns in a NY minute. They were practically tripping over themselves to do it. Most people are very law abiding, but just can't fathom what govt's true intentions could be.

    I think that knowing them as well as I do I can say that NYC dwellers for the large part are extremely naive and have lived under the city's mind control of them their entire lives, thus making them more willing to obey whatever the city says. When under the thumb of tyrants too long you become enslaved without even realizing it and do whatever you are told.

    In addition in Gov. Cuomo's State of the State Address he was proud to say that NYS had passed a gun law back in 1911 called the Sullivan Law. Yes, he's proud of a law that was passed to keep guns out of the hands of the Irish. He should also brag about how paddy wagons got their name. Amazing what politicians can say and get away with!