Sports & Outdoors

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 the purchase of firearms by those lawful citizens seeking the means of protection of their families and  their homes until some politically correct arbitrary waiting period had passed.

The enacted ban magazine law that became effective on April 11, 2018, has done nothing to deter crime and  created magazine capacity ban/limitations out of a politically correct intolerance of firearm ownership. Several  gun rights groups and citizens filed a lawsuit one week later, The case is still ongoing in the Vermont courts.

The public going to the gun shops to purchase firearms and ammunition was the result of those citizens wanting to acquire the means to join the ranks of those who were already capable of protecting themselves,  their families and their homes.   They clearly repudiated the capability of the gun control laws to protect them.

These lawful folks were not interested in advancing politically correct legislation that is enacted because  the national gun control groups have successfully purchased the services of large local lobbying firms.

They wanted to be able  to acquire the means to do what the Vermont Constitution guarantees them:   The right to be to defend what is most important to them.  It is the underlined line below:

Vermont Constitution Article 16. [Right to bear arms; standing armies; military power subordinate to civil]

That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State--and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power.

Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs

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