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Casey Jennings 
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Re: “At UVM Event, Second Amendment Advocates Decry Gun-Control Measures

A kid was just arrested in a Utah school with a homemade bomb. Gun laws aren't going to solve our problems. We already have thousands of gun laws on the books in this country. We can't outlaw everything that could be used for mass murder. And outlawing stuff doesn't prevent people from getting it. We have a violent culture.

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Posted by Casey Jennings on 03/09/2018 at 4:45 PM

Re: “'Shame On You': In Milton, Pro-Gun Crowd Slams Vermont Politicians

A teen in Utah, inspired by ISIS, was found with a homemade bomb. http://kutv.com/news/local/juvenile-arrest…

Gun control will not protect our schools. These killers will use other weapons. Attacking portions of the Bill of RIghts is accomplishing nothing but angering and further dividing people. For nothing.

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Posted by Casey Jennings on 03/08/2018 at 6:31 AM

Re: “'Shame On You': In Milton, Pro-Gun Crowd Slams Vermont Politicians

A_Trout: a hunting shotgun loaded with buckshot is deadlier in these places than an AR-15 or other rifle. A teacher was arrested in NY for making bombs. Chemicals and cars have been used by killers. Gun control is not going to solve our problems. We need to address the underlying causes of why we have these people wishing to commit mass murder. Politicians don't like talking about complicated problems though so I don't expect to see much real action. I do know if the state doesn't address our lack of a state hospital and how we commit people to one that kid in Fair Haven has a fairly good chance of walking and remaining a serious public threat. Can the legislature please fix that? I don't want that kid on the streets.

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Posted by Casey Jennings on 03/07/2018 at 12:57 PM

Re: “'Shame On You': In Milton, Pro-Gun Crowd Slams Vermont Politicians

Nothing proposed is going to make the public safer. The kid in Fair haven passed a background check. The FL killer passed a background check. The background check bill is a distraction. The kid in Fair Haven is likely to beat the charges and be roaming free again. He will also still pass a background check if so. The state needs to bring back the state hospital and use it with people like this.

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Posted by Casey Jennings on 03/07/2018 at 12:26 PM

Re: “In Range: The Week That Changed Vermont's Gun Politics

The kid in Fair Haven passed a background check at a dealer. The FL shooter passed a background check. The killer in Newtown killed the gun's owner and stole it (his own mother). This bill is a distraction. It's getting people very riled up and it won't stop anything. It'll be a minor tack on charge if something serious happens. It has broad and vague language such as "transfer" which can be interpreted to mean even handing a gun to a friend is a crime as it is in WA which passed this same law. It fails to allow holders of federal curio and relics federal firearms licenses to use it to receive guns eligible under federal law for that despite these people passing stricter background checks than a dealer performs on buyers. It fails to exempt antiques seldom encountered in crimes. And I suspect that, were the state to make it possible for private sellers to simply call in a background check themselves on a buyer, no dealer nor dealer fee, and no 4473 involved, but keep a bill of sale on hand, there'd be a higher rate of participation. For whatever that's worth. The FL shooter was known to police to be trouble mentally and otherwise. They ignored the warnings that were quite clear. This kid in Fair Haven was known to be troubled, he was out of state for treatment yet nothing was done to prevent him from having access to weapons.

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Posted by Casey Jennings on 03/02/2018 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Survey: A Majority of the Vermont Senate Supports Universal Background Checks

An unenforceable law. No one will ever know if two people do an illegal private sale in the privacy of their homes. It would only be discoverable if either a violent crime happens with said weapon or one chooses to self incriminate. People can't be forced to self-incriminate. WA has had next to zero success with their version of this law. It's openly ignored by law enforcement and citizens alike in rural WA. Last fall a person who stole a firearm from a Cabelas store was only the second person charged with breaking it in spite of open disobedience.

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Posted by Casey Jennings on 02/23/2018 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Gun Groups Expect Vigorous Debate in Vermont Elections

Strict gun control accomplishes nothing except hurting the innocent who have a right to defend themselves from the violent. Look at France and California: strict gun laws, which did nothing except make people sitting ducks when terrorists decided to strike.

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Posted by Casey Jennings on 12/07/2015 at 6:15 PM

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