2018 Gun Owners of Vermont Candidate Report
LAWRENCE W. HAMEL
2nd Amendment Stance: STRONG PRO 2A
District: Caledonia-2
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Contest: For State Representative
Party: Republican

2018 Gun Owners of Vermont Firearm Questionnaire
Score: 95%
Additional Comments: 2016: Responded "NO" to Gun Sense Vermont when asked if they support Universal Background Checks!
2018: In the Caledonia-2 district, Lawrence Hamel, a Republican from Hardwick, is running for a House seat. A gun trainer and development corporation owner who received a “strong pro 2A” ranking from Gun Owners of Vermont, Hamel has run two times already, but lost to incumbent Rep. Joseph Troiano, D-Stannard.
Hamel sees an opportunity to win, however, now that Troiano carries an “extreme anti-gun” ranking. He said he wasn’t sure about running, but S.55 and the cost of living and working in Vermont have persuaded him to try a third time.
“We had no gun control ever and the lowest gun crime rate in the country,” Hamel said. “This was a solution in search of a problem.”
"In past races, Troiano defeated Hamel by fewer than 100 votes, out of about 2,000 votes cast."
Let's make that a WIN by 100 votes in 2018!

Mailing Address:
3231 BAYLEY HAZEN RD
EAST HARDWICK, VT 05836
Phone Number: (802) 917-2886
Send Email to LAWRENCE W. HAMEL: LWHAMEL@AOL.COM

7/12/18: Hamel sees an opportunity to win, however, now that Troiano carries an “extreme anti-gun” ranking. He said he wasn’t sure about running, but S.55 and the cost of living and working in Vermont have persuaded him to try a third time.
“We had no gun control ever and the lowest gun crime rate in the country,” Hamel said. “This was a solution in search of a problem.”

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Last Updated: 09/11/2018
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