No new firearm restrictions
We urge you to vote no to any new restrictions on firearms.
Vermont prides itself on being one of the safest states in the union. I would contribute that to a few things. The community values that the state as a whole holds. The outstanding work from and by our Law Enforcement officers and the responsible people of the state.
Vermont gun owners are some of, if not the most responsible and safe owners and users of firearms in the country if not the world. Violence in this state where firearms are used is limited and isolated.
Regulating the types of firearms that responsible people of this state can possess and purchase will have zero impact on acts of violence where a firearms is/was used.
We would urge you to be sensible about firearm issues. Look at the statistics from other states who have passed such legislation. It has had limited impact on the acts of violence where a firearm was used. That WILL stand true for this state.
Limiting our freedoms will only split this small state and will divide the community feeling that this state holds dear.
We encourage you to reach out to those small towns and isolated communities without a loud voice. Talk to the blue collar working class. Talk to the sportsman, the hunters, and the shooters. Visit a local sporting goods store on Saturday morning. These are not the type of people that you will find the need to regulate their use of firearms. Yet these are the people that any such legislation will effect.
The select few people who commit acts of violence with a firearm will still find a way to do that regardless or any regulations put in place.
Be smart about this.
Do not limit our right to own purchase and possess ANY type of firearm.
We also urge you to encourage public hearings in regards to any such legislation that calls for the regulation of firearms in any capacity.
This is Vermont not New York.
NO NEW GUN LAWS
Responsible residents of Vermont.