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Police barred from Vermont gun range over proposed semi-automatic rifle ban
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/...rifle-ban/

The battle over the right to bear arms is flaring in Vermont, where a local gun range has moved to prohibit the Burlington Police Department from training at its facilities after the City Council voted to advance a measure banning semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines.

The leadership of the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club explained that it's "difficult" for the club to support the city -- even its officers -- given the actions of the council.

"We have members in Burlington as well as members of our club that are going to be passing through Burlington and this would directly affect them and we felt that a prejudicial vote like that was going to be non-supportive of our club and being non-supportive of our club makes it very difficult to support Burlington City," said Bob Boivin, chairman of the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club.

"It is a constitutional issue. I mean, it's not just a Second Amendment constitutional issue; but it's also a constitutional issue for Vermont. We have laws that have the state governing our gun controls in this area and they're looking to supersede those," he said.

The group's ban will affect how and when officers train in the state, where such facilities are limited.

In response, the Burlington Police Department released a statement saying: "It is unfortunate that this important and much-needed community dialogue regarding gun control currently under way in the City of Burlington and across the nation has resulted in this action."

The city government is defending the measure.

"In the absence of federal legislation or state law we feel it has come upon us as a city to take the measures we feel are necessary to protect our citizens," Burlington City Councilman Norman Blais said.

"Ultimately, I don't think that the best way to assert control over guns is at the local level," conceded Joan Shannon, president of the Burlington City Council. "But here in Burlington, I think we felt the need to act because we didn't see action coming from either the state level or the federal level."

Boivin argues city-by-city gun rules would create a multitude of challenges.

"If you're going to a shoot, say in one end of Vermont to the other, you have to check the laws for every town in between, and you will pass through a half a dozen different towns, and that makes it almost impossible for someone to stay as a legal gun owner, and that's what we're concerned about," he said.

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Awesome.

I wish every gun manufacturer and business in any way associated with firearms would go "Barrett" on every single municipality who passes, or even supports anti gun measures.

Fuck their police departments. Let them find what they need overseas or use pointy sticks, or something.
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Emptymag;73020 Wrote:Awesome.

I wish every gun manufacturer and business in any way associated with firearms would go "Barrett" on every single municipality who passes, or even supports anti gun measures.

Fuck their police departments. Let them find what they need overseas or use pointy sticks, or something.

What does "going Barrett" mean? I googled a bit but couldn't find anything, my google-fu is weak, its been a long and expensive monday Sad
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stimrob;73021 Wrote:
Emptymag;73020 Wrote:Awesome.

I wish every gun manufacturer and business in any way associated with firearms would go "Barrett" on every single municipality who passes, or even supports anti gun measures.

Fuck their police departments. Let them find what they need overseas or use pointy sticks, or something.

What does "going Barrett" mean? I googled a bit but couldn't find anything, my google-fu is weak, its been a long and expensive monday Sad


This should explain everything to you.
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What do you expect from the state that brought us Ben & Jerry's.

Sad that the original colonies have forgotten their own history and the call for liberty.


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Don't confuse Burlington with the entire state, which overall is firearms friendly, and why there was pushback from the fish & game club.
A gun rack in a pick-up is not for holding guns. Its a place for women to hold on to. Smile
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Barrett didn't go far enough.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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The vermont courts will halt this pretty quickly if it gets in front of them..
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Emptymag;73020 Wrote:Awesome.

I wish every gun manufacturer and business in any way associated with firearms would go "Barrett" on every single municipality who passes, or even supports anti gun measures.

Fuck their police departments. Let them find what they need overseas or use pointy sticks, or something.

Every time I mention this online I get bashed with comments on how the manufacturers are gonna look out for themselves and their wallets...
But I agree 100%

And speaking of entitlement mentalities...
It's kind f--ked up that companies give law enforcement discounts on the gear they would need to come confiscate ours....
Starrett doesn't give me a discount on micrometers just because I'm a machinist.
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Would be incredible if all firearm manufacturers threatened to refuse all sales to law enforcement or military if an AWB goes into effect.
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