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S.321 has been Withdrawn!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restrictions on hunting bears with dogs and the restructuring  of the Vermont F&W Board added as amendments has been withdrawn. Invoking Senate Rule 50, Senator Alice Nitka (D) Windsor, moved to have her bill, S.321  withdrawn, because of the above stated amendments having been added to the bill in the  Read More…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

Op-Ed Sports & Outdoors

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…

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Attempting to See Behind the Government Curtains in Vermont

In the ongoing challenge to H.610 it became obvious that the gun control advocates were quite well informed as to how the bill was evolving through the constant series of new drafts to the bill, as the supporters of the bill continued to encounter testimony that pointed out the deficiencies and lack of “due process” Read More…

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H.610 and Other Gun Control Bills, Town Meeting Day and Crossover Day on March 13

Gun Control Bill H.610 the “That dog don’t hunt” Bill H.610 did not have any hearings this week.  H.610, the bill that has been a battle over needless NICS background checks  delays and a seizing of firearms from allegations of abuse that has “Due Process of Law” deficiencies continues forward  with Draft 8.2.  House Judiciary Committee Read More…

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What Happened in Montpelier on Bear Hunting with Dogs and F&W Board

Bill S.321, Bear Hunting with dogs and F&W Board continued to have hearings this morning.  The witness list  for Friday morning is shown down below. Town Meeting Day in Vermont is Tuesday, March 3.  Many legislators attend town meeting or are present for quite some time while the polls are open.  This is a good Read More…

Announcements Sports & Outdoors

Urgent Action Needed Hunting Rights In Vermont

In Partnership with Vermont Traditions Coalition Hello All, Once more the time has come for us to step up and work together to oppose some terrible legislation at the State House. This time, our dog hunting community is under attack! This language was not in the bill when Senator Nitka introduced it! It was amended in by Senator Bray Read More…

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The Local Gun Control Lobbying Beast Must be Fed

Your gun owner rights are being sold away from you.  Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s  national gun control group”Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund” is putting big dollars into the large local lobbying firm “Necrason Group” which is located in Montpelier.  Look below at the staffing of Necrason Group working for “Everytown…” you can also look Read More…

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What Happened Today in House Judiciary Committee on Draft 7.1 H.610

Below is the testimony of Chris Bradley, the President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs (VTFSC) as given this afternoon before the House Judiciary Committee.  Remember, FFL Henry Parro of Parro’s Gun Shop & Police Supplies in Waterbury gave detailed testimony in opposition to Section 1 of H.610. The testimony was in response to Draft 7.1 of Read More…

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Is the House Judiciary Out of Control?

[Vermont] House Judiciary Committee Bill H. 610 now declares a new crime to jail persons who refuse to assist in the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms. And that crime appears to be a Felony punishable by two years imprisonment. While [gun rights advocates] are struggling to protect lawful gun owners from unconstitutional magazine and other Read More…