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Re: “A Gunshot Survivor Aims to Secure Background Checks in Vermont

"Licensed firearms dealers are required to perform the checks in Vermont, but buyers can easily purchase guns online, at gun shows or from private individuals without submitting to any scrutiny."

What's infuriating about this line is that Seven Days already knows this is not true. There has been MANY articles on the subject where the publication has been corrected, and criticized, by this rhetoric. Demonstrates their bias on the subject.

And by the way...NOTHING about this is about "gun safety." Stop using that misleading term. "Gun owner control" is far more accurate.

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Posted by Will Waizenegger on 12/06/2017 at 7:55 PM

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

Now that H.422 has had its run through the House, let me make a comment as to what each "Yes" vote accomplished, as I see it:

1. Presented a willingness to circumvent multiple constitutional amendments (the fourth and fifth, at least). These have been brought up many times in many articles on this subject. No doubt Vermont will now face many extremely expensive constitutional law suits.

2. When someone with extreme anger management issues gets released SOON after being arrested...and they usually do get released VERY SOON...and right after having seen their possessions unconstitutionally confiscated...how do you think they're going to react when they get home? And, at who? You really believe this is just a little 5-day inconvenience of a confiscation to them which they'll just get over? They still have a house full of potential weapons, including bare hands, at their disposal.

Yup...each "yes" vote has contributed to the start of a chain of events that will result in the eventual murder of an abused spouse. This is not an exaggeration.

3. When an abused spouse (of either gender) knows how coming forward with a dangerous situation will result in confiscation and the additional dangerous angering of their abusive spouse...do you believe this victim will be, in any way, encouraged to speak up? Yup...each "yes" vote in favor of this bill has resulted in the start of a chain of events whereby many abused spouses will remain in the shadows for fear of further retaliation by the abuser.

So, the folks in the House who voted yes to this have made an EXTREMELY dangerous situation MUCH worse.

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Posted by Will Waizenegger on 03/24/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Senator Plans Push for Gun Bill Despite Slim Prospects

Sen. Philip Baruth
Sen. Michael Sirotkin

Additional Sponsors:
Sen. Debbie Ingram
Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
Sen. Dick McCormack
Sen. Christopher A. Pearson

Please make a note of the individuals listed above. They are formally listed on S.6. They are the people you supposedly hired to get some actual work done in this state but have, instead, decided to push a personal gun control agenda that no one in this state needs or wants. They wasted no time at all, making this the FIRST THING on their plate. These people actually believe this is somehow more important than any other problem this state has! This alone proves what their mindset is like. They only represent their personal view...not yours.

Once again, this state is going to have to waste valuable time, effort and money dealing with another stupid gun owner control push like this. This has already been settled.

Oh, and by the way: in addition to our country's 2nd Amendment, Vermont has Article 16 of the Vermont Constitution. Please read it; it's as clear as it gets. It spells out the rights you already have. S.6 is designed to start undermining your rights.


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Posted by Will Waizenegger on 01/07/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “The Gun: How I Bought an AR-15 in a Five Guys Parking Lot

A typical AR-15 is nothing more than a semi-automatic rifle. That same caliber is available in a multitude of other semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines that just so happen to not look as scary. What you have here is a cosmetic difference, that's all.

It's like taking my 2013 Hyundai Elantra, slapping some racing car stickers all over it and calling it a race car.

Can you please stop using the tragedy that happened in Florida as an excuse to push a political agenda? Stop the "it's all about the gun, stupid..." thing.

This is Vermont, folks. Firearm ownership, with the laws that already exist in this state work great here. Please knock off the gun control crap already.

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Posted by Will Waizenegger on 06/15/2016 at 11:29 AM

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