“Burlington City Council just proved that it doesn’t matter if it’s our Constitutional right, they’re going to find a way to go around it,” said Amy Alexander, who was present at the weekend rally in support of Second Amendment rights.
Those who oppose the legislation – which would allow authorities to confiscate firearms from those accused of domestic violence, require safe storage and ban guns from establishments which sell alcohol – say that it simply opens the door for similar, if not more restrictive, legislation in other cities across the state, citing H.735, a proposed state law currently in committee that would require a fee to store unlawful weapons.
“Our rights are the same for every resident in this state, be it Burlington, Barre, Brighton, Brattleboro, Barton. It does not matter,” said Scott Chapman of VT2A. “We are all the same.”
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“I thought I had freedom of speech here,” the man said to the police officer.
“You don’t. You just lost it,” the officer replied.
By John W. Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute
Once again, the U.S. government is attempting to police the world when it should be policing its own law enforcement agencies. We’ve got a warship cruising the Black Sea, fighter jets patrolling the Baltic skies, and a guided-missile destroyer searching the South China Sea for the downed Malaysia Airlines flight. All the while, back home in the U.S., our constitutional rights are going to hell in a hand basket, with homeowners being threatened with eviction for attempting to live off the grid, old women jailed for feeding crows, and citizens armed with little more than a cell phone arrested for daring to record police activities.
Robin Speronis now finds herself threatened with eviction from…
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