Vermont Bans Mags & Bump Stocks, Criminalizes Private Transfers, Raises Purchase Age

Vermont poised to ban certain long gun and handgun magazines.  (Photo: Justin Opinion)

Vermont’s historically free gun laws are about to get a good-ol’-fashioned anti-gun makeover. In the wake of the Parkland massacre, Vermont’s General Assembly has proposed a variety of measures aimed at curtailing the ownership of “large capacity” magazines, raising the legal age to purchase a firearm, requiring background checks for private gun sales, banning bump stocks, and allowing law enforcement to more easily confiscate firearms.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has vowed to sign all three pieces of legislation if passed by the Assembly.

“As Governor, I have a moral and legal obligation and responsibility to provide for the safety of our citizens,” he said in a statement. “If we are at a point when our kids are afraid to go to school and parents are afraid to put their kids on a bus, who are we?”

The House and the Senate have already passed S.55, which will do the following:

  1. Raise the legal age to purchase a firearm to 21 for most residents;
  2. Ban the possession of magazines with capacities greater than 10 rounds for long guns and 15 for handguns (does not apply to magazines possessed before the legislation passed);
  3. Require a background check before transferring a firearm to a non-immediate family member;
  4. Ban bump stocks.

Vermont gun owners didn’t go down quietly. Gun rights activists organized a rally at the state capitol, where they handed out 1,200 free 30-round PMAGs.

“I’m here to support our 2nd Amendment rights,” Vermont resident Mike Gallo told the Burlington Free Press. “If we don’t protect them, we won’t have them when we need them.”

Sen. Joe Benning, who voted against S.55, told the several thousand protesters gathered on the Capitol steps that both sides of the gun control debate want safer communities and schools.

Still, “you guys are as passionate as the other side was,” Benning said. “I know you are going to find this difficult to believe, but some of those folks on the other side are really scared of you.”

The remaining two bills—H.422 and S.221—have yet to clear both chambers, but the governor has promised to sign these as well.

SEE ALSO: Florida May Have Just Accidentally Banned Aftermarket AR-15 Triggers

H.422 would require law enforcement officers to confiscate a firearm from a person who is arrested or cited for domestic assault if the weapon is (1) in the immediate possession or control of the person being arrested or cited; (2) in plain view of the officer; or (3) discovered during a consensual search.

S.221 is likewise dedicated to giving law enforcement a clearer path to gun confiscation. This bill, like many proposed in states across the country, establishes “extreme risk protection orders,” which allow law enforcement to seize guns from individuals they believe pose a danger to themselves or others. The law requires police to provide “clear and convincing evidence” to the Family Division of the Superior Court.

Vermont isn’t alone in its push for stricter gun restrictions. State legislatures from coast to coast are considering similar proposals. Heck, we saw what just happened down in Florida, the Gunshine State.  Contact your state’s pro-gun organization or check out this page from the NRA-ILA to see if your state is about to jump on the anti-gun crazy train.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • MagStorageSolutions July 2, 2019, 9:01 am

    We stand by our product pictures and the thousands of men and women that fight for their gun rights.

  • MadMax3.6 April 9, 2018, 3:23 am

    Keep your weapons clean and lubricated so this will greatly reduce the chance of them jamming when they come to take it!!!

  • Russ H April 8, 2018, 10:40 am

    More USELESS politically motivated feel good legislation that will have zero effect on criminal shooting and homicide incidents. Anyone who believes this will change criminal behavior is a fool.

    • Jake April 8, 2018, 1:33 pm

      It’s not useless at all… it’s working all over the nation…. It will criminalize normal behavior…
      This will allow your “brave” and “honestly” LEOs to further harass and intimidate the citizens, and that my friend is the goal. Work for the government as a spoke in the wheel of oppression or be a oppressed citizen.

      Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

  • Mr. Sparkles April 8, 2018, 9:38 am

    With his stated position on guns and magazines Vermont’s Governor Phil Scott is proving that he is another political hack who a) has no concept of cause and effect b) has more interest in hearing his own sound bites or c) is just completely bamboozled by the aura of the liberal machine that suggests that you you do not need to accomplish anything as long as you are caught on tape saying the right things. I spent over two years working in Vermont and the conclusion I came to is that there are basically two types of people residing there. I ran into a lot of the old time Vermonters who are self reliant and had a belief that they did not appreciate others telling them how to live so they were not prone to try to tell others how to live. Then there were to folks who moved there or bought second homes there to “get away from the big city life” and now want to turn the town they have contaminated into the same cesspool they came from. Those folks have no problem telling others how backwards they are and how they need to change. The second group is becoming larger and dominant as they take over the “Assembly” and try to turn the idyllic towns and cities of VERMONT into an extension of Hartford, CT and NY, NY. I hope the truly good people of Vermont realize that if they do not take a stand to preserve what is left of their lifestyle, they will find themselves exiles in their own land. God bless you on whatever path you end up on. Your two choices are to choose your own destiny, or allow the flatlanders to choose your destiny for you.

  • Scotty Gunn April 7, 2018, 10:10 pm

    Vermont may have been pro gun in the past, but they are full of fruits and nuts, so it is only a matter of time before they join the rest of the liberal left Northeast.

  • Just an observation April 7, 2018, 2:56 pm

    It seems so strange to see how calm the Guns America writers and most of it’s subscribers are with everything that’s going these days concerning gun restrictions. When Obama was in office, all he had to do was say the word gun, and all you assholes lost your fucking minds. He never tried to ban or take them away, but you acted as if the world was about to end. Now that we have that communist loving orange haired dick head in office, you act like a bunch of lap dogs, content with all the shit that’s happening. What a bunch of morons. That power hungry asshole would probably love to take away everyones guns. You better wake the hell up.

    • Mike V April 8, 2018, 5:36 pm

      What more do you want, the article is critical, all the comments are critical.

      The former President didn’t take our guns because we didn’t let him, not because he didn’t want to. And he did succeed with what he could get away with, remember those South Korean M1 carbines?

      As to the current President, I don’t think anyone is surprised.

      I’ve seen much critical commentary on this website concerning the bump stock ban, and everything else that has only been mentioned, let alone legislated.

  • Jake April 7, 2018, 2:36 pm

    Ahh…. simplifying the gun confiscation process for law enforcement…..
    The men who come for your rights WILL be a law enforcement officer.
    The police are not your friends.
    The police are the ENEMY of freedom and all free peoples.

  • ExGob April 7, 2018, 11:58 am

    It is beyond me to understand why there are so many individuals with, I assume, reasonably average intelligence, who are so naive and/or ignorant, that they cannot understand that gun and gun gear prohibition laws will do absolutely nothing to help curb the magnitude of violence occuring in our country today. Those who feel a need to kill, will do it, one way or another.

    Prohibition laws against the tools that law-abiding citizens need and deserve for protection from violence, only serve to make it more dangerous for the victim and safer for the assailant. Only the law-abiding obey laws.

    Are we expected to believe that these prohibition laws would apply to the bodyguards of the lawmakers?

    Be prepared to defend or die! The right to self defense is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to The Constitution Of The United States Of America . Believe it, support it, defend it!

  • Mott Dorn April 7, 2018, 8:31 am

    So it begins, Someone will take this to a higher court. I wish the stupid people making these “Laws” had at least 1 brain cell, We should be TEACHING the kids about the right way to use them and enforce the laws that are on the books now. More laws just hurt you and me, Good gun owners, I grew up around them my Dad was a WW2 vet so we were taught the right way and I have pasted it (I hope) on to 1 of mine.

    • Nick M April 7, 2018, 11:55 am

      They have a brain. They know what they are doing. They have always known. Stop thinking they are not evil, including relatives and friends. It is not an oversight.

  • dabe April 6, 2018, 9:27 pm

    new laws are only “paperwork” it’s going to come down hard.some cops will enforce, some won’t. Can you hear it now? ” I got a mortgage, kid in college,payments on my Harley, Mustang, boat, etc.”Amazing Grace” might have to be put on continuous loop?

    • Jake April 7, 2018, 2:45 pm

      THE ONE THING POLICE CARE ABOUT MORE THEN ANYTHING ELSE (ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING) IS
      …JOB SECURITY….
      not right or wrong! Not the law or constitution! And sure as hell not American citizens!
      It’s MONEY and POWER…

      NO cop (NOT A SINGLE ONE) will give up one red cent for the rights of America citizens. WHEN the police get the order to take your 2A right they will kick down your door at 3am while you sleep and beat the shit out of you befor they take your guns, they will be laughing all the way back to the station about it.
      The police are the ENEMY of freedom and all free peoples.

      Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

  • Shan April 6, 2018, 8:19 pm

    I find it infuriating that no one cared when all my second amnendent rights were stripped away here in CA. Oh what? Liberal commy tyrants moved to your state? Tough luck. I was told to move to a free state intead of stand and fight. Have fun with those ten round mags.

    • Dan April 6, 2018, 9:56 pm

      We do care its just the vote was overwhelmed by crazies.

    • Keith April 7, 2018, 1:21 am

      I fled California over a decade ago. That State has been hopelessly been destroyed by illegal aliens and tyrants and unions. Many people say illegal immigration is no big deal but look what happens to the States that harbor them. They vote for socialism and tyranny.

      If we are to allow illegal aliens to stay in this country they should never be able to vote.

  • markle laws April 6, 2018, 3:11 pm

    I guess he doesn’t have a moral or LEGAL obligation to support the Constitution.

  • Mike Watkins April 6, 2018, 2:49 pm

    Here’s the kind of nation the libs and snowflakes want:

    Everyone can have sex with anyone (anything) they want, except if a woman changes her mind afterwards, the man goes to prison—if the person she had sex with is a man. And if a pregnancy results from sex, no prob aborting the kid up to 16 years of age. It’s a fetus not a kid. No sense allowing some blob of tissue to crimp your lifestyle. UNLESS: that kid says he/she has decided he/she ISNT REALLY a he/she, But is just the opposite or neither or both. Then that kid is protected from abortion and everything else.

    Everyone can take any drug they want, as much as they want, but if anyone gets effed up from drugs, medical care is totally free. And the druggies get to sue the socks off the seller. Of course that’s if the seller/manufacturer of the drug is a big corporation. Cause everyone knows corporations are EVIL. But if the seller happens to just be some street dude, well, no suing some guy “who’s just trying to make $$ to support his ho’s/buy school clothes/pay his bail bondsman.”

    No one has to work. Everything is free. The govt gives you everything you want and pays for it by taxing “the rich Republicans and Evil Corporations.” (So far there’s been no coherent explanation of how those rich republicans and evil corporations acquire that wealth, when no one works)

    NO WEAPONS. Maybe pepper spray or stun guns, but only for women. Or trannies. Or gender fluid or queers or minorities or others who get bullied by straight white racist males, who, as we all know, are total bullying racist BASTARDS. And the cops, of course, get any weapon the military might have, but those weapons are all equipped with safety devices that prevent harm to minorities, women, GLBTQ, and all leftists. Police weapons only operate against straight white right-wing males, who are all bullying racist BASTARDS.

    EVERYTHING a straight white right-wing racist male says is hate-speech. And results in automatic forfeiture of all assets, loss of job or business, 20 year prison sentence with no appeal.

    Every law that bans or restricts straight white right-wing racist males also applies to any straight white right-wing racist Christian. Because everyone knows Jesus never really said anything about racist intolerant RULES—Jesus was all about LOVE.

    Now if you straight white right-wing racist males are getting your knickers in a bunch, worrying about how you/we are ever going to survive in a society like this, COOL YOUR JETS. We will all be on drugs just to cope. A lot of us will prob go gender-fluid or queer, or even become lefties, just from the stress. Here, Bro, take another hit on the bong. It’ll all be cool.

    • Dan April 6, 2018, 9:53 pm

      Well said, to bad the liberals will never recognize this.

    • Mike V April 6, 2018, 10:02 pm

      😂

      Oh wait…

      😭

      Gulp,

      I’m a straight white male, otherwise known as “guilty”

  • Wiz April 6, 2018, 1:48 pm

    Let me see if I have this right; First the FBI gets the information on this kid about his wacked out plans, then sets on the information and does nothing. Then the local Coward County cops get the same word on this kid, they set on it and do nothing. Then said kid posts on social media exactly what he is going to do and that is ignored. Kid follows through on his quoted plans and shoots up a school. The on site local cop says over the open line for everybody to stay back there is somebody shooting up the school and then goes an hides in the corner while doing nothing. Kid get done takes off and gets nabbed unarmed and gets tossed in jail. Then everybody goes nuts and blames everybody and ALL THE BLACK GUNS and legal gun order get the bad rap for this kids actions. Now bans on legally owned weapons are getting passed all over the country, anti gunners dream come true. So once again the law abiding gun owners are getting the blame and the kid gets three hot meals, free housing, no bills. The Framers of our country are spinning in their graves over this BS. Gotta stop somewhere, pushing the good guys way too much AGAIN. WTF, can’t figure this one out for nothing.

    • Jake April 7, 2018, 3:00 pm

      Both the right and the left are trying to take your freedoms and rights… they just do it from opposite angles so you think one is “correct” and “just” but… ant this is a big hairy but… the gold of both sides is “CONTROL”.
      think of government and a circle, you have freedom “true freedom” at the bottom of the circle and you have total governmental control at the top. The further you move away from true freedom the closer you get to true control. To move left or to move right is to move away from freedom and towards a certain type of control…

      Government is bad m’kay.
      The police are the enemy of freedom and all free peoples.

  • Todd April 6, 2018, 1:03 pm

    I refuse to get worked up over so badly written a piece as this.

    Todd.

  • Dave Brown April 6, 2018, 12:59 pm

    OK here we are complaining about the complainers which is just the same old same old. Me, Gunner for 54 years, NRA brought me in at age 12, and I am still going strong. The NRA sure ain\’t what it use to be. My take is simple, I have lived with gun regulations like They are trying to pass again, and they did not hurt me. I look at this this way, Gun don\’t kill people, yet people with guns kill people……. My challenge, meet me in the hallway at school, bring your Fav Daily CC (I have had one for about 40 years, so u should have one), I will bring one of my AKs or maybe my SKS BullPup, either way I will have a 30 rd mag. Guess what no one will meet me, but maybe if we did limit the mag to 10 rounds they would show up. Yet we want our Teachers to use a small CC pistol against me and my 30 round mag. Now if you are able to see but still cannot see this, I feel Sorry For You. But, please get out of the way as we can protect our kids and ourselves, and at the same time protect The 2nd!

    • Big John April 6, 2018, 3:21 pm

      “and they did not hurt me”

      That statement says it all Dave.

      I don’t have bump stocks, or a long deep love affair with black rifles, hi cap mags or plastic pistols, BUT- I do defend other law abiding citizens right to own them if THEY see fit. Just as I support THEIR choice to have an automobile or motorcycle which exceeds 55 MPH; or an asinine “smart phone”, both of which cause far more innocent deaths every year than ANY type of firearm or accessory. I guess the difference between you and I don’t believe it’s just about “ME”.

      To go along with an erosion of personal rights so a group of individuals and some self serving politicians can feel better or virtue signal is just plain wrong and our forefathers are probably spinning in their graves at what WE have let happen to their legacy through apathy, selfishness and stupidity.

      “if we do not hang together we will most certainly hang seperately”…timeless advice.

    • Wzrd April 7, 2018, 11:08 am

      You’re a moron.

    • FrogHill April 9, 2018, 9:51 pm

      Oh Dave. Just stop it

  • Harold Greenleaf April 6, 2018, 12:41 pm

    Ok, then raise the age for military service to 21, can’t have irresponsible “children” being trained in firearms.
    Raise the to vote to 21. Can’t have irresponsible “children” participating in our government.
    Raise the age to marry to 21. Can’t have irresponsible “children” creating and raising children.

  • Christine April 6, 2018, 12:13 pm

    I find it Ironic that the real culprit is not the guns but the kids themselves, who are a generation of dysfunctional mama’s little bastards.

  • Christine April 6, 2018, 12:05 pm

    One day there will be real justice and all these socialist SOB will not be forgotten.

  • SuperG April 6, 2018, 12:00 pm

    The police used to have a law that allowed them to force someone into a mandatory 3 day mental health evaluation. They abused it though, and Ronald Reagan took it away. It is plain to see that they will only end up abusing this law too. To solve it, every police force should have an on-call panel of the psychiatrists to make the evaluation if someone is an extreme risk. Cops and courts have no training to evaluate someone’s mental health.

    • Jake April 7, 2018, 3:06 pm

      The police abuse any power they are given… it’s what they do.
      The police should have about half the power they do.
      The police are the enemy of freedom and all free peoples.

      Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

      Freedom isn’t safe… it’s freedom.

  • ras April 6, 2018, 11:30 am

    One would have never thought that this could happen in a state like Vermont. But like many states across the country, the large urban cities control the government, and the government is made up of liberals. This latest attack on the 2nd Amendment in Vermont should be a wake up call to the millions of gun owners, from ALL Parties. The war to protect and preserve legal gun ownership is being lost one battle at a time. While the groups that make up the anti-gun movement are focused, well funded, passionate, and stand solidly together, gun owners are mostly the opposite. I can’t imagine gun owners in America putting together a March for Our Rights, on the scale and coordination of the March for Our Lives, that the anti-gun movement put together recently. There seems to be a lack of leadership within the pro gun movement. Another fact is unless we take back control of our education system, the youth of America will continue to be indoctrinated and used as pawns by the left to achieve their anti-constitutional goals. Gun owners have been silent too long, and now have come to a fork in the road. If we allow the left to continue to win the battles, there is a probability that we will lose the right to keep and bear arms at any moment.

  • Hugo April 6, 2018, 11:17 am

    Any state that would put a nut bag like Bernie Sanders in office is not fit to govern itself.

    • jack April 6, 2018, 3:11 pm

      Cease federal funding to any state that infringes on any part of the constitution and if they don’t comply in sixty days they get removed from the union and treated like a hostile foreign country. The legal voting citizens would be allowed to either leave that “country” and come to the “United States” or vote to overthrow the illegal corrupt regime in power and return their state back in line with the “Constitutional” states of America and the members of that non-compliant government will be banned from ever holding any government office for life.

    • Nj April 6, 2018, 6:54 pm

      I have never. Its for that fool, he is an embarrassment, just like or governor

  • Winston April 6, 2018, 11:13 am

    The US Neo-liberal Wall Street Oligarchy wants the ownership of AR15’s and 30-rd. magazines greatly curtailed. They will push it through the States while they buy the votes in the Congress. They will eventually succeed.

  • Bobo April 6, 2018, 11:01 am

    Many urban liberals and leftist from the 60’s and 70’s moved to Vermont and have now attained political power. The state is not what was years ago.

  • Lance Cochrane April 6, 2018, 10:53 am

    We need a return to Constitutional Law, or we will lose the Republic.

    • Winston April 6, 2018, 11:16 am

      Good luck with that in a “melting pot” country that has no unifying culture where everything is for sale.

    • Charlie BROWN April 6, 2018, 2:38 pm

      No one in DC or MSM call it a a republic any more,they call it a democracy and I think you all know the one about the two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner.As far as the constitution goes,it is so shredded and disregarded that it has become almost unrecognizable.

  • Ray April 6, 2018, 10:50 am

    Once again we have laws aimed at law abiding citizens who are not the problem. How about enforcing all those laws already on the books and getting/keeping the real criminals off of the streets?

    • Jake April 7, 2018, 3:18 pm

      Buddy that’s what a law is…. it says that something the law abiding citizens could do is NOW illegal for safety.
      The point is that all these laws are enforced… but they are enforced at the desecration of the low down, lying, cheating, coward cops.
      The point is to make everything a “crime” as to better “control” the citizens
      “Real” criminals is about to include a lot of you’s And me’s at the rate things are criminalized. Maybe it’s time to start looking at the laws and THOSE WHO WILLINGLY ENFORCE THEM and less at the citizens being abused by the legal system and turned into “criminals”
      Maybe we should criminalize the ENFORCEMENT and PASSAGE of laws like this one…

      The police are the enemy of freedom and all free peoples.

      Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

    • FrogHill April 9, 2018, 10:21 pm

      Ray

      What you are saying is that the world, and the United States are now an Anarcho Tyranny State. With that I agree 100%

      The freedom loving people of the United States are on their own. We became complacent, soft, happy with our daily lives and buried all of the evidence of what was coming without once considering our future generations

      This isn’t a statement on all freedom loving, Pro 2nd Amendment supporting gun owners but many. Now everyone is in a sabre rattling, decision making mode.

      Many “Supporters of the Constitution and Bill of Rights will succumb and do what the government demands, thinking this will be better for their kids, grandkids etc. but in truth many are thinking about their cozy home, weekends at the lake or casino and will make any decision necessary to keep comfortable.

      Many people have never known struggle, discomfort, isolation or doing what they have to do and not what they want to do and many people are afraid of it.

      As for people that live in the cities I say good luck, too the people in the rural areas, I say good luck and give’em hell

  • kimberproSS April 6, 2018, 9:27 am

    “If we are at a point when our kids are afraid to go to school and parents are afraid to put their kids on a bus, who are we?”

    If anyone feels safer because of these superficial “Do something” laws, they are delusional? Evil will find a way. The only way to feel safe is to have armed guardians in place and then no guarantee that you will be safe because evil will find a way. That is the way it has always been, that is how it will always be. No laws will legislate evil criminals. We all know this. So leave the Bill of Rights alone and focus the resources and energy on mental illness.

    • Dan April 7, 2018, 12:01 pm

      I do believe it was Jefferson that said “He who gives up his rights for security deserve neither”

  • Doug White April 6, 2018, 9:05 am

    There was no florida massacure

  • Bob April 6, 2018, 8:43 am

    We need to BAN “GUN FREE ZONES” & which will make Schools a HARD TARGET!

    In 1803 the Supreme Court decided in Marbury vs. Madison, that “A law CONTRARY to the CONSTITUTION is VOID.”

    Which means that unconstitutional laws passed by Congress or declared by Presidential Edict are NOT VALID!

  • Peter ashby April 6, 2018, 8:38 am

    Wayne lapiere and his fear based running of the NRA will be its downfall. Get rid of lapiere support responsible gun ownership, education and training, and we’ll have the proper function of the NRA back on track. The right to keep and bear arms will return to its Pre lapiere status it once was

    • Al April 6, 2018, 12:52 pm

      You don’t know a damn thing about the Left, especially if you believe that ridding the NRA of any of it’s current leadership will make a tinkers damn to the Left.
      Do you honestly think they care?
      Do you believe they can be made to see ANY gun owner in anything other than a negative light?
      Get real!
      They want bans, and confiscation, period.
      They have been saying this for YEARS!
      They aren’t reasonable, nor are they logical.
      They are emotionally based twits, and there is NO reasoning with them.
      They think YOU should live as they see fit, period.
      They hated the NRA, and gun owners LOONG before LaPierre came along.

  • robert April 6, 2018, 8:13 am

    Btw, the governor’s name is Phil Scott, not “Bill”, and despite the fact that he’s a Republican, he’s been caving under the pressure of the current ant-gun fad. So the bottom line here is, don’t just vote for candidates based on their party affiliations. You need to check their records, see how they’ve voted in the past, then make sure to hold them accountable. Sitting by and thinking our elected officials have our rights under control is a BIG mistake!

  • richard dondero sr April 6, 2018, 8:06 am

    REMOVE THE COMMUNISTS FROM OUR GOV”T

    • Boz April 6, 2018, 10:39 am

      Exactly. THAT is what the 2nd Amendment is actually for. It looks like it’s going to be put to use soon.

  • Jay April 6, 2018, 7:46 am

    Just one more time it is proven how voting is Not Working! Phil Scott the governor of Vermont was rated A+ by the NRA and then when in office pulls this stab in the back off on We The People! It’ far over due to start pushing the other way folks, complacency is going to cost us dearly fast, if we don’t stop this anti-gun crap now!!!

  • Steve Eisenberg April 6, 2018, 7:36 am

    I hope VT’s new gun laws reduce its nonexistent murder rate. Maybe all citizens should also turn in their credit cards to fight fraud.

  • Steve Warren April 6, 2018, 7:21 am

    The “Do something!” disease. “BUT WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING! ANYTHING! It’s for the children!”

    So why not pass more ineffective laws that won’t be enforced? Because you snowflakes will feel better. And we all know its all about your feelings right?

    Well, how about this for your feelings. If the laws already in place had been observed and enforced, the shooting would never have happened. Maybe you snowflakes should consider your own safety instead of believing more laws is going to provide it.

    Oh. and P.S. That banning all guns fantasy? You really don’t want to go there.

  • Jane April 6, 2018, 7:11 am

    Anti-Constitutional laws are not valid laws and should not be obeyed.

  • JMichael April 6, 2018, 7:01 am

    It’s time for the Trump Administration to abolish the Promise Program implemented by the previous administration. The Promise Program was implemented to keep students from having anything on their records (school as well as criminal) as well as giving the schools Federal Funds for having low numbers of such incidents. The School Superintendent’s, Attorney’s, Law Enforcement (County as well as Local) are always involved, this is why the Parkland shooter Nikolas de Jesus Cruz did not have a police or school record. How many millions of dollars are these Liberal Indoctrinating Schools receiving from this Promise Program in order to turn a blind eye to cover up real incidences that should be reported and investigated. Get tough with our government not with our citizens rights!!!!! What part of “shall not be infringed” do these mental midgets not understand !!!! By the way the liberals don’t need to fear law abiding gun owners they need to fear those that seek to disarm our citizens as well as our country. HISTORY DOES REPEAT ITSELF !!!!

  • Joe April 6, 2018, 6:51 am

    Crazy… So NOW parents are worried about little itty bitty kids. Strange how just a few short years ago, parents were allowed to discipline these children so they knew between Right and Wrong. So because little kids are trying to outdo one another by the tally of their classmates,the rest of the Law Abiding adults are being penalized because of the brats they no longer can control. Little bastards should be disciplined a little better from the loser snowflake parents.
    If there is discipline within the “family” unit,maybe there wouldn’t be so many of the snowflakes “oh, my kids wouldn’t do that, my kids are wonderful” shooting up schools and their classmates because they were BULLIED by the same students they target. Go figure. There is over 300 million Citizens with Defense Weapons compared to the 3 or 4 million police officers and military…. It will be a quick Civil War. The United States will be once again, A Great Nation.
    There was a time when parents had guns in the home that weren’t locked up because these children of years past knew the difference between Right and Wrong. There should be a State these snowflakes can move to that is “gun free” so the police can enforce their own set of rules, kinda like one big concentration camp.

  • Nfafan April 6, 2018, 6:10 am

    Weren’t they the “Live free or die” state? Or maybe that was Mass or NY or NJ…

    Let them come for the guns, hand them over bullets first.

    • Big John April 6, 2018, 11:00 am

      New Hampshire is the “Live Free or Die” State…at least for now.

      The Republicans in our State Legislature have squashed attempts at panic postured anti-gun legislation for this session. Unfortunately we are currently being invaded by transplants who have ruined their native States (MA, CT, NY and NJ) with liberal tax and spend policies. They move here due to our fiscally responsible policies which have stimulated growth and kept our taxes low.

      Our imminent destruction has already begun as flatland buffoons overtake the voting rolls and destroy our State by continuing to vote for the same folish liberal ideas. This is readily apparent as seen in the slim majority vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election; which also elected another transplant as a second Democratic US Senator.

      The definition of insanity, is, doing the exact same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It will only be a matter of time until the “Live Free or Die” motto on our license plates becomes another joke like “The Constitution State” did on Connecticut plates.

  • Dominick J. Vessia April 6, 2018, 6:03 am

    Iam all for the age of 21being institued to purchase a firearm. Also raising the drinking age, right to vote to 21yrs of age.There is a nother issue of abortion over 50 million since 1973. This is a murder in it self and the burden should be shared with the parents or guardian

  • Mark Russman April 6, 2018, 5:43 am

    What a load of crap , the media is the major player in this sham ,all the billionaire gun haters have them in their pockets

  • bbbs53 April 6, 2018, 4:19 am

    The key word is “IF” passed which it won’t be. The communists in the people’s republic of Washington tried to propose the same garbage, NONE of it got anywhere near the libtard governor’s desk, he vowed to sign it also. Bt the title of this “article”, you would think it DID make the idiot governor’s desk, not by a long shot. All of this is just posturing by liberal politicians to look “tough” and “protect” children, not to mention further their own agendas which is anti firearm. They never mention that crazy people they let loose are responsible for these atrocities, it is high time to hold the liberals responsible for being the root cause of the crazies. If you are unfortunate enough to live in any of these states, it might just be time to think about either voting or moving, in other words, put your money where your mouth is and support pro 2A candidates with actual dollars and not lip service.

  • Pro2A April 5, 2018, 5:49 am

    “As Governor, I have a moral and legal obligation and responsibility to provide for the safety of our citizens,” as Governor your FIRST responsibility is to uphold the Constitution and all that It stands for. Enforce the laws already existing before creating new one that will do nothing to criminals and affect law abiding citizens. Criminals don’t care.

    • Jay April 6, 2018, 6:41 am

      Pro2A, Correct but when are “We The People” going to demand that un-Constitutional actions by all these political hacks are punished by the same Constitution as treason?!?!?!?

  • kevin April 4, 2018, 2:28 pm

    Under the U.S. Constitution these infringements are clearly unconstitutional.

    • JOHN April 6, 2018, 6:18 am

      ANY STATE THAT TRIES TO BAN ANY FIREARMS OR PARTS IS IN VIOLATION OF US LAW.THE PEOPLE CAN NOW LEGALLY GO TAKE OVER THE STATE CAPITAL.THEY CAN TOSS OUT ANYONE.REPLACE WITH A NEW GOVT.

      • Phil April 6, 2018, 9:22 am

        There are already plenty of states that ban certain firearms. Go try to “take over” the state capital in California, let us know how it goes. Guys like you make it hard for the rest of us to be taken seriously.

        • mike April 6, 2018, 10:21 am

          WRONG PHIL!!!! CONDESCENDING PILES OF DO-NOTHING UNTIL THEY ARE KICKING DOWN YOUR DOOR DOGSHIT LIKE YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THESE TREASON COMMITTING SCUMBAGS TO WORK THEIR JUJU!! ATTITUDES LIKE YOURS ARE EXACTLY WHY THEY ARE WINNING!!!

  • Mike V April 4, 2018, 1:43 pm

    Only makes sense. Vermont is daily rocked with murders. The hordes of maniacs armed with bump stock equipped rifles with high capacity magazines demands action. We must do something!

    As for the provision to confiscate someones guns because of a domestic citation, any one know what that could mean in Vermont? How much does it take to be cited?

    • Just another Vermonter April 6, 2018, 3:12 am

      @ Mike V: A “Domestic Citation” (from my understanding) Is just another way of saying a citation for domestic assault/domestic violence.

    • Blasted Cap April 6, 2018, 6:01 am

      And how much pressure is going to be applied to get consent to search?

    • Gregory Romeu April 6, 2018, 6:05 am

      Just any old false allegation from a pissed-off wife or girlfriend!

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