2018 Gun Owners of Vermont Candidate Report
ALISON H. CLARKSON
2nd Amendment Stance: RABIDLY ANTI-GUN
District: Windsor Senate
(Vote up to 3)
Contest: For State Senate
Party: Democratic

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Additional Comments: Was in the House 2014-2018

Mailing Address:
18 GOLF AVE
WOODSTOCK, VT 05091
Phone Number: (802) 457-4627
Send Email to ALISON H. CLARKSON: ALISON4VT@GMAIL.COM
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2018 Gun Bills:
Voted FOR H.422 (BAD). Unanimous vote in both House and Senate.
Bill #1
Voted FOR S.55 (BAD)
Bill #2
Voted FOR S.221 . Unanimous vote in both House and Senate.
Bill #3
VT Digger Wrap-Up Gun Control
S.55, H.221 & H.422

Bill #4

2016 Gun Bills:
2015-16: Sponsored H.250 (BAD): An act relating to possession and transfer of firearms.
This is the House version of S.31, the Universal Background Check bill!
See the description of S.31.

Bill #5
2015-16: Sponsored H.296 (BAD): This bill attempts to repeal the protections provided to Vermont sport shooting ranges by the Range Protection Act of 2006!

Subject: Conservation and development; municipal government; sport shooting ranges
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to amend provisions related to the operation of sport shooting ranges.
1. The bill would repeal the limitation that only an owner of property abutting a sport shooting range may bring a nuisance claim against the range (so ANYONE, ANYWHERE can bring claims!).
2. The bill would establish authorized hours of operation for sport shooting ranges in the State.
3. The bill would repeal the prohibition on municipal regulation of firearms discharge at an existing sport shooting range.

Bill #6
2015-16: Sponsored H.566 (BAD): Subject: Municipal government; municipal charters; City of Burlington; amendment; firearms; safe storage depository; locking device

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to approve an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington that would require that when a firearm is not in a person’s immediate possession or control, it must be locked in a safe storage depository or, by using a locking device, rendered incapable of being fired.

Bill #7
2015-16: Sponsored H.567 (BAD): Subject: Municipal government; municipal charters; City of Burlington; amendment; firearm, ammunition, or deadly or dangerous weapon; probable cause; domestic assault; police confiscation

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to approve an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington that would allow a police officer to confiscate temporarily a deadly or dangerous weapon from a person whom the officer has probable cause to believe has committed domestic assault.

Bill #8
2015-16: Sponsored H.568 (BAD):An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington prohibiting possession of firearms on premises where alcohol is licensed to be served
Subject: Municipal government; municipal charters; City of Burlington; amendment; premises where alcohol served; firearms possession prohibited
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to approve an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington that would prohibit a person from possessing a firearm on premises where alcohol is licensed to be served.

Bill #9
2015-16: Sponsored H.775 (BAD)
An act relating to possession and transfer of firearms
Subject: Crimes and criminal procedures; firearms; criminal background checks
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to require that a criminal background check be conducted on the proposed purchaser before a firearm may be sold unless the sale is between immediate family members, by or to a law enforcement agency, or by or to a law enforcement officer or member of the U.S. Armed Forces acting within the course of his or her official duties.

Bill #10

2014 Gun Bills:
2013-14: Sponsored H.0124 (BAD): (MAGAZINE BAN) Prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of large capacity ammunition feeding devices (making existing owners felons because magazines do not have date stamps on them).
Once the original owner dies, the firearm must be turned over to the autorities or the new owner will be in possession of an illegal firearm, and now a felon.
Mandating "safety" courses for ALL persons who carry concealed (precursor to full licensing, as only "approved" persons can carry concealed, any other person is a criminal).
Labeling citizens as "approved" to carry is in DIRECT VIOLATION of Article 16 of the Vermont Consitution.
There is NO restriction on "who" can carry firearms in Vermont.
Vermont is the ORIGINAL "Constitutional Carry" State, and it has served us well for over 200 years!

Bill #11
2013-14: Sponsored H.0243 (BAD): An act relating to negligent storage of a firearm
Bill makes it a crime for a "person" (not necessarily the gun OWNER) to negligently leave a firearm accessible to a child.
All penalties are felonies, barring said person from possession of firearms as long as they live.

Bill #12
Sponsored H.735 (BAD): This was the most contentious bill until S.55 in 2018.
This massive piece of gun control legislation was attached inside a 'fee' bill to slide it through Montpelier without anyone noticing.
Gun Owners of Vermont not only noticed, but fought it all the way to the end.
If you haven't followed the history and sordid past of this bill, visit the Gun Owners of Vermont Facebook page and jump over to the FILE section. Many downloadable documents outlining this unconstitutional bill will give you the details.
As of May 10, 2014 Act 191 is LAW.
Anyone ACCUSED of 'domestic violence' under a temporary Relief from Abuse Order (unadjudicated - Violation of Article 10), can now have the their house illegally searched without a warrant (violation of Article 11), ALL items that can be deemed 'weapons' (guns, ammunition, knives, baseball bats, bows, axes, etc) will be confiscated by Law Enforcement (violation again of Article 11) and held at the ACCUSED's repayment of fines when a permanent order is lifted.
By creating a new section of Criminal Law under Section 20 V.S.A., the accused then is required to PAY FEES TO THE STATE for the storage of said items when the court deems them to be returned, however, the fees levied are designed to outweigh the value of the firearms and ammo! This is a CONFISCATION BILL!
The law does not recognize a search warrant being needed, nor a court appearance.
This law violates the Vermont Constitution under the following: Article 9, Article 10, Article 11, Article 12, Article 16.

Signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin on June 16, 2014.

Bill #13

2012 Gun Bills:
(2011) Sponsored one or both of H.83 and H.580 (BAD) or (Senate version S.59):
An act relating to negligent storage of a firearm

Bill #14
(2012) Sponsored H.580 (BAD):
This bill would require that information on safe firearm storage practices be distributed by merchants, by pediatricians, by mental health providers, by schools, and hunter safety courses, increase the fine for the offense of furnishing a firearm to a child; prohibit certain children from possessing firearms, require a warning about the risks of unsafe firearm storage to be displayed at every point of purchase of a firearm or private transfer of ownership of a firearm.

Bill #15

Source #1
Signed the 'Pass H.243 Safe Storage Bill' Petition (2013)
Source #2
H.735 Conference Committee was composed of ONLY 'anti-gun' politicians!
Source #3
Proposed H.124 (firearms regulation - illegal under the Vermont Constitution):
1.) Ban on magazines with the capacity for more than 10 rounds (would outlaw almost all semi-auto PISTOLS as well)
2.) Require NIC check at gun shows (already being done voluntarily)
3.) Allow Vermont officers to enforce Federal law.
4.) Require registration and training for 'concealed carry'.
5.) Require all mental health professionals to report to NIC.
6.) Repeal prohibition on sale or use of silencers (threw us a bone on that one).

Source #4
Proposed H.243 (firearms regulation - illegal under the Vermont Constitution):
This bill proposes to make it a crime for a person to negligently leave a firearm accessible to a child (Even if no harm is done! - This can be enforced how? Illegal search.

Source #5
Letter from Cindy Ellen Hill, Esq.:
Why H.735 is unconstitutional and yet it still passed by the incumbents in Montpelier.
H.735 opens up the Pandora's Box on Illegal Search and Seizure.

Source #6
7/16/18: Windsor County race for Senate may be state’s new bellwether
They cited well-known examples from the past: Clarkson sponsored S.6, an act relating to requiring background checks for the transfer of firearms;

Source #7
Gun control is another issue that Democrats split on.
The political victory fund of the National Rifle Association endorses Nitka in the race and issued “A” grades to the three Republican challengers.
McCormack and Clarkson are graded “F”.
Clarkson, who spent four years on the House Judiciary Committee and eight on the Ways and Means Committee, supports a safe storage bill; such laws would help reduce the number of teenage suicides and domestic violence deaths, she said.
“If we can affect the health and safety, particularly of women, I think it’s incumbent upon us to do so,” she said.

Source #8

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