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Fran Janik 
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Re: “Walters: Thousands Attend March for Our Lives Rally in Montpelier

These people have a right to march but all voices should have been heard. The amendments made after public hearings were done is just not fair and equitable. I find that s.55 is a badly written piece of legislation that will not solve the problem of young men acting out in a violent fashion. The amendments added by the House do nothing to protect children or the general population from the bad actors in our society. These measures only restrict honest law abiding citizens. Criminals can and will ignore these laws. We as a society must find the root cause of the violence. If we do not solve this puzzle, no law prohibiting any device or tool will serve to eliminate future tragedy. I note that the Texas Bomber was a young man who shopped at Home Depot for his bomb making supplies.This bill if passed, will do nothing to restrict criminals such as the felon who recently opened fire on the streets of Burlington. This Felon was prohibited under current law from having a firearm. Criminals do not abide by firearms laws. I would say the first step might be taking these young men off of prescription medications that can cause erratic behavior. I ask the Senate to reject the amendments as written. This Voter asks the Governor to refuse to sign this bill.

22 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Fran Janik on 03/25/2018 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Franklin County Gunmaker Lobbies Against Magazine Capacity Limits

I find that s.55 is a badly written piece of legislation that will not solve the problem of young men acting out in a violent fashion. The amendments added by the House do nothing to protect children or the general population from the bad actors in our society. These measures only restrict honest law abiding citizens. Criminals can and will ignore these laws. We as a society must find the root cause of the violence. If we do not solve this puzzle, no law prohibiting any device or tool will serve to eliminate future tragedy. I note that the Texas Bomber was a young man who shopped at Home Depot for his bomb making supplies.This bill if passed, will do nothing to restrict criminals such as the felon who recently opened fire on the streets of Burlington. This Felon was prohibited under current law from having a firearm. Criminals do not abide by firearms laws. I would say the first step might be taking these young men off of prescription medications that can cause erratic behavior. I ask the Senate to reject the amendments as written. This Voter asks the Governor to refuse to sign this bill. This company will be taking the jobs out of states. How sad. I would suggest moving to Maine.

11 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Fran Janik on 03/24/2018 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Vermont House Backs Sweeping Gun Legislation

I find that s.55 is a badly written piece of legislation that will not solve the problem of young men acting out in a violent fashion. The amendments added by the House do nothing to protect children or the general population from the bad actors in our society. These measures only restrict honest law abiding citizens. Criminals can and will ignore these laws. We as a society must find the root cause of the violence. If we do not solve this puzzle, no law prohibiting any device or tool will serve to eliminate future tragedy. I note that the Texas Bomber was a young man who shopped at Home Depot for his bomb making supplies.This bill if passed, will do nothing to restrict criminals such as the felon who recently opened fire on the streets of Burlington. This Felon was prohibited under current law from having a firearm. Criminals do not abide by firearms laws. I would say the first step might be taking these young men off of prescription medications that can cause erratic behavior. I ask the Senate to reject the amendments as written. This Voter asks the Governor to refuse to sign this bill.

27 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Fran Janik on 03/24/2018 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Vermont House Panel Passes Landmark Gun Legislation

s.55 is a badly written piece of legislation that will not solve the problem of young men acting out in a violent fashion. We as a society must find the root cause of the violence. If we do not solve this puzzle, no law prohibiting any device or tool will serve to eliminate future tragedy. I note that the Texas Bomber was a young man who shopped at Home Depot for his bomb making supplies. This bill if passed, will do nothing to restrict criminals such as the felon who recently opened fire on the streets of Burlington. This Felon was prohibited under current law from having a firearm. Criminals do not abide by firearms laws. I would say the first step might be taking these young men off of prescription medications that can cause erratic behavior. I say NO to s.55!

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Fran Janik on 03/22/2018 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Despite Emotional Pleas, House Panel Drops Safe Gun Storage Proposal

s.55 is a badly written piece of legislation that will not solve the problem of young men acting out in a violent fashion. We as a society must find the root cause of the violence. If we do not solve this puzzle, no law prohibiting any device or tool will serve to eliminate future tragedy.
This bill if passed, will do nothing to restrict criminals such as the felon who recently opened fire on the streets of Burlington. This Felon was prohibited under current law from having a firearm. Criminals do not abide by firearms laws. I would say the first step might be taking these young men off of prescription medications that can cause erratic behavior.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Fran Janik on 03/21/2018 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Despite Emotional Pleas, House Panel Drops Safe Gun Storage Proposal

Has anyone who supports S.55 actually read the bill?
There is a section of the bill that gives State Law Enforcement the duty to enforce Federal Law.
Page 2 of 9 (3) Unlawful per se means firearms the possession of which is unlawful under any circumstances under State or federal law.
This is bad legislation and will not stop the violence. This will only protect the criminal who attacks a law abiding citizen. NO to S.55!!!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Fran Janik on 03/21/2018 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

Most of you did not hear the Governor answer a question posed by Eli Harrington of Heady Vermont during his press conference. You can see the full video on Face Book. Both Heady Vermont and Vermont Home Grown have posted it. Eli asked the Governor about Vermont's most prized industry, tourism. Eli wanted to know what message that the Governor was sending to vacationers who come from out of state and happen to choose cannabis over alcohol to relax with. The Governor responded that Vermont wants family's to come to vacation here. Eli asked what about cannabis users. The governors response was to suggest that those people should find another state to spend their money in. There goes at least half of our tourism dollars. If I lived in Massachusetts and wanted to take my legal home grown cannabis with me on vacation, I would rather spend time in a State like Maine which respects the right of it's citizens to choose a non alcoholic, non narcotic, tobacco free plant to relax with.
Governor Scott, Just between you and me a lot of parents need to smoke a joint after a long day when the children have gone to sleep.
Governor Scott, Please meet with Dr. Joe McSherry. He gave testimony to the Human Services Committee on youth prevention that may change your mind. He told us that the issues with 14 to 18 year old youth stem form environmental factors. He said that the abuse of any substance by youth's is an attempt to medicate for anxiety caused by multiple factors unique to each situation. Unfortunately, State representative Francis "Topper" Fawn lied to the full house about his testimony.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Fran Janik on 05/26/2017 at 12:40 PM

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