Jim Sexton from Essex Junction went to Montpelier yesterday on a one-man mission to seek the removal of the sponsors of H610, the gun-seizure/domestic violence bill. He said it violates the presumption of innocence and 16th amendment gun possession rights found in the Vermont Constitution.Read more
Selectmen/women wondered why they should support a non-binding resolution, even on something as fundamentally important as the Second Amendment.
A non-binding resolution to declare Cavendish a “Second Amendment Sanctuary Town” failed by two votes.Read more
Internet, Emerald Ash Borer, local sales taxes, Second Amendment sanctuary among issues facing Town Meeting voters - VT Digger
The proposed Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution received a paragraph of its own in this wrap-up of Town Meeting ballot questions - you can find it 11 paragraphs up from the bottom. Plenty going on at Town Meetings tomorrow besides the presidential primary.Read more
VT Digger columnist Jon Margolis says 90% of Vermonters support legislation like H610. But don’t worry, gun owners - the Vermont Legislature would never actually try to take away your guns. And anyway you’re not a better real Vermonter than the next guy, he says.Read more
The seventh draft of H610, domestic abuse and firearms, would give up to a two-year jail sentence for people who don’t help cops find other people’s guns. The last-minute change came the day of the public hearing held last night. Gun rights advocates say it’s yet another change worked up without their input by the Judiciary Committee leaders and gun-control lobbyists.Read more
The Vermont Legislature decided in 2018 to ban high-capacity magazines for firearms, and Gov. Scott signed the bill into law - but the equal third branch of government has decided it will rule on the law’s constitutionality.Read more
Twelve Vermont towns (at present) will consider a Second Amendment Sanctuary non-binding resolution at Town Meeting, with perhaps another two dozen in the works.Read more
The Town of Pownal in Bennington County will join other municipalities in holding a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution vote at Town Meeting in March.
The town of Pownal – located not far from Bennington and Hubbardton of Green Mountain Boys fame - has joined Derby, Clarendon, Cavendish, Holland, Newport and Barton as towns considering becoming symbolic gun rights sanctuaries at Town Meeting.Read more