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Gun Owners of Vermont Legislative Update 1.16.22

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the GoVT Updates and what a busyweek it’s been already. For those who don’t remember, we started this session with two separategun bills in play that carried over from last year and one of thosebills is already seeing some action. A complete list of all proposedlegislation regarding guns Read More…

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Vermont House Judiciary Committee Gun Control Bill S.30 – Day 2

This afternoon, Friday, Jan 14, the House Judiciary Committee again took up gun control bill S.30. S.30 is a gun control bill that is a solution in search of a problem that current law solves. To watch what happened today click on:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWbVKNieYb4 Claudio Fort, CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center is the only witness. Note that the witnesses in Read More…

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Vermont House Judiciary Committee Gun Control Bill S.30

This morning, Thursday, Jan 13, the House Judiciary Committee took up gun control bill S.30. The hearing started with a walk through of S.30 with amendments, by Legislative Council  (lawyer) Eric Fitizpatrick.   To watch the video click on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEZZ388n–k Then several witnesses in favor of S.30 testified.  Some from national gun control groups. At 1:14:35 (1 Read More…

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What the Customers at the Vermont Gun Shops Were Loudly NOT Saying

What the large number lawful citizens going to the Vermont Gun Shops were loudly NOT saying. They were NOT saying:  We think the gun control magazine ban law deters crime and is wonderful. They were NOT saying:  We think a 24 hour waiting period would be great and 48 or 72 hour waiting  periods would be even better. Read More…

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What the Customer Purchases at the Vermont Gun Shops Said Loudly

The have been many citizens at gun shops because of public concern over the social impact of the Coronavirus, have made a strong case against recently enacted gun control laws and even more in legislation in Vermont. The gun control bills introduced to enforce a mandatory waiting period for the purchase of firearms would have  barred Read More…

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We are now engaged in the end of a legislative biennium in which we are in completely un-chartered waters. The legislature leadership are trying to work out how it can get the necessary COVID-19 and must pass financial bills through the legislature through a legally correct process and headed to the governor.     This situation is Read More…

Sports & Outdoors

NRA Launches Free Experienced Hunter Education Course

The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the launch of our latest contribution to the hunting community, the NRA Experienced Hunter Education Course. “If you’ve taken a break from the shooting sports or haven’t hunted in a season or two, our Experienced Hunter Education Course is the perfect refresher for firearms safety and safe Read More…

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Local Lobbyist Gun Control Beast MUST Be Fed

National gun control organizations, like “Giffords” of former Representative Gabby Giffords (D) AZ pour large amounts of money into Vermont to pay large local lobbying firms to push for their national agenda: to enact NYC-style gun control laws in every state.  Small population Vermont is seen as low hanging fruit. An easy buy. As you can see down Read More…

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Hammond Cove Shooting Range Opening April 2

HARTLAND, Vt. – The Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, Vermont will re-open for the season on Thursday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m. The range operates under rules set forth by The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Range users must sign in with an onsite range officer and have a valid Vermont hunting or fishing Read More…

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Other side rightly credits Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs for Withdrawal of S.321

The group that supported making the amendments to S.321, that endangered hunting bears with hounds and reorganizing the  VT F&W Wildlife Board, and made it necessary for the bill sponsor Senator Alice Nitka to withdraw S.321 has published the  communication below with it supporters. This communication acknowledges the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs for its success in getting Read More…

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H.610 Hearing Re-scheduled for Tomorrow Morning

The hearing on gun control bill H.610 that was scheduled on the agenda of the House  Judiciary Committee for 9 AM this morning has been re-scheduled for tomorrow.   See Agenda below H.610 has encountered huge and intensive opposition because it is unnecessary, has serious defects and violates the “due process” rights of gun owners.  It is now Read More…

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S.321 has been Withdrawn!

S.321, the bill that had the restrictions on hunting bears with dogs and the restructuring  of the Vermont F&W Board added as amendments has been withdrawn. Invoking Senate Rule 50, Senator Alice Nitka (D) Windsor, moved to have her bill, S.321  withdrawn, because of the above stated amendments having been added to the bill in the  Read More…

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Hearing on S.321 Continues Wednesday Morning: Your Contacts Needed ASAP

At 9 AM, on Wednesday, March 11, the Senate Natural Resources Committee has scheduled discussion, with a possible vote, on Bill S.321, which has new restrictions on Bear Hunting with dogs and F&W Board restructuring. This morning, March 9, Senators Chris Bray and Ruth Hardy had a public session in Addison County.  Some issues of contention, in Sections 15-18 in S.321, were brought up by Read More…

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H.610 Scheduled for Hearing, Discussion and Possible Vote on Thursday

It is vital that Vermonters concerned with gun owner rights and “due process” rights for all citizens oppose H.610. To express your opposition to H.610 to your member of the House of Representatives you can call the VT State House at 802-828-2228 and leave the message for your Representative(s) “No to H.610.  Due Process of Law Read More…

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Media Bias is Obvious When it Comes to Gun

By Eric Davis In a recent opinion piece published by VT Digger, author Jon Margolis once again took up the torch of the victim disarmament crusade by using his platform to bash Vermont’s rural, gun owning population over their campaign to create “Second Amendment Sanctuary” towns in a symbolic attempt to bring awareness to the Read More…