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Re: “Up in Arms: Bill Would Let Cops Take Guns in Domestic Violence Cases

"But, she argued, the bill is the best way to address the threat hanging over domestic violence victims: "Unfortunately, firearms are used in these situations."

So you want to deem a person dangerous enough to warrant taking away their firearms, but not dangerous enough to take them into custody and keep them there? After which they can then use a baseball bat, their fists, boots, a kitchen knife, car/truck, chainsaw etc etc etc... I guess limited intellect equals limited solutions.

If Rhonda Gray had been killed with anything other than a gun, we wouldn't even be having this conversation. The focus would be on the killer and the root of the problem instead of on 1 object out of a possible 1000 that could have been used. Anyone that honestly believes that taking a gun out of the hands of a deranged person, turns them into a perfectly normal person, shouldn't be allowed to hold public office.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 03/23/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Vermont Inmate No. 144711 Is a 90-Year-Old Veteran

What kind of eldercare facility allows one of their residents to be taken out in handcuffs just for getting agitated?

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by ReneBushey on 03/22/2017 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Up in Arms: Bill Would Let Cops Take Guns in Domestic Violence Cases

Good Article Terry though you missed what legislative council said, that it had a "trifecta of constitutional problems."
So didn't the Defender General saying it circumvented the judicial and due process.

@Norm Blais,
How many times was your license to practice law suspended? O.o Bad advice to your client? BTW How come you didn't run again for city council?

" received overwhelming support at the polls when Burlington voters" Yea polls. Remember when California banned Marriage Equality via referendum? Hmmm ? Polls don't always lead Constitutional Laws. In Fact, they have a very poor record of Constitutional protection. That is why Vermont is a Republic.

No the NRA didn't stop your bill. Blame the "boogie man" all you want, but the legislature council did. Shall I quote the minutes?
The NRA spent roughly $7K according to the VT SEC State's office, BUT the Gun Sense VT and Everytown Spent over $254K .

17 states have laws similar. 4 have not been enforced, 3 are on judicial appeal and 5 are being challenged in court.
Yea. Due process. What do you know about it?

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Pierre on 03/22/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Up in Arms: Bill Would Let Cops Take Guns in Domestic Violence Cases

Folks may remember that such a provision to temporarily remove weapons from the domestic abuse scene was one of the measures that received overwhelming support at the polls when Burlington voters proposed such a change to its charter several years ago. This support at the polls was in the face of a significant effort by NRA-types to defeat the measure. Hopefully members of the legislature have more spine now than they did when they refused to allow the Burlington measure to become law.
Norm Blais

5 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Norm Blais on 03/22/2017 at 11:11 AM

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