Gun Owners of Vermont: Bloomberg & UBCs
GoVT: Defending Vermonters' Constitutional Firearms Rights Since 1997!

05/23/2015: WeaponsMan.com
The Shape of Antigun Astroturf Organizations.
IMPORTANT CHART UPDATE including GUN SENSE VERMONT showing DIRECT TIES to Michael Bloomberg AND GUN SENSE and the Gun Safety Action Fund, Inc.!
NO WAY IN HELL THEY ARE GRASSROOTS!
Linked PDF (downloadable) that shows interconnection between anti-gun groups and their funding and organizational sources now color coded!
NEW CHART: "The Shape of Antigun Astroturf Organizations."
02/23/2015: WeaponsMan.com

IMPORTANT CHART: The Shape of Antigun Astroturf Organizations.
Linked PDF (downloadable) that shows interconnection between anti-gun groups and their funding and organizational sources!
CHART: "The Shape of Antigun Astroturf Organizations."
8/31/18: Second lawsuit filed challenging new VT gun regulations
Suit claims new age restriction, universal background checks, bump stock band violate state constitution
GoVT lawsuit against S55.
Second lawsuit filed challenging new VT gun regulations
8/27/18: Gun advocates sue Vermont over new rules
GoVT's lawsuit over the remaining 3 clauses of S.55.
Gun advocates sue Vermont over new rules
8/21/18: Associated Press: "Nevada judge: State can’t enforce 2016 gun screening measure"
UBCs FAIL in Nevada…
"Nevada judge: State can’t enforce 2016 gun screening measure"
8/20/18: Attorney General Laxalt Issues Statement Following Court Decision Dismissing Background Check LawsuitAttorney General Laxalt Issues Statement Following Court Decision Dismissing Background Check Lawsuit
7/5/18: BLOOMBERG: "Let the Firearms Tracing Center Do Its Job"
Bloomberg minions, including Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, want to create an IMMEDIATE REGISTRY OF FIREARMS OWNERS by circumvention existing law forbidding it!
The agents pursue this task in the most inefficient, wasteful and time-consuming manner imaginable, manually searching records — about 800 million of them — because federal law purportedly prevents the center from organizing them into a searchable digital database.
This absurd prohibition needs to be lifted.
The law, the 1986 Firearms Owners’ Protection Act, resulted from a marriage of ideological rigidity and political cowardice. It expressly prohibits “any system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or dispositions.”
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, a gun owner from Vermont, said, “We cannot let a baseless conspiracy theory drive our public-safety policies.
"Let the Firearms Tracing Center Do Its Job"
5/25/18: NRA-ILA "Poll from Bloomberg-Bankrolled School Misleads on Support for Gun Control"
How "Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research" is funded by BLOOMBERG to return reports that favor gun control. You know, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Policy?
"Poll from Bloomberg-Bankrolled School Misleads on Support for Gun Control"
VIDEO: "Real VT News: Gun Control 1"VIDEO: "Real VT News: Gun Control 1"
"GunSense Vermont statement regarding passage of gun violence prevention legislation""GunSense Vermont statement regarding passage of gun violence prevention legislation"
3/30/18: VTDigger "In final chapter of gun debate, Senate narrowly passes expansive restrictions"
227 years of Vermont freedom has come to an end. The power, money & influence of Bloomberg has undermined the safest state in th enation.
"In final chapter of gun debate, Senate narrowly passes expansive restrictions"
3/30/18: True North "Vermont Senate passes gun control measure, Republican Gov. Scott signals he’ll sign"
Vermont destroyed by a traitorous liar. Subversive Phil Scott stabs Vermonters in the back. 227 years of being the beacon of gun rights has ended.
"Vermont Senate passes gun control measure, Republican Gov. Scott signals he’ll sign"
3/30/18: VTDigger "Gun rights group plans magazine handout in protest of law""Gun rights group plans magazine handout in protest of law"
3/30/18: OPINION "Skyler Bailey: The ineffectiveness of S.55""Skyler Bailey: The ineffectiveness of S.55"
3/28/18: True Northv "House passes gun control and sends back to Senate, law enforcement forms opposition""House passes gun control and sends back to Senate, law enforcement forms opposition"
3/21/18: True North "House committee approves slew of gun restrictions despite flood of opposition from Vermonters"
The Tyrannical House Judiciary strikes at your rights AGAIN!
"House committee approves slew of gun restrictions despite flood of opposition from Vermonters"
3/13/18: True North Chittenden County FOP letter: ‘We strongly oppose the rash of new gun control legislation’
When law enforcement is AGAINST gun control in Vermont, you know our legislators have crossed the line…
Chittenden County FOP letter: ‘We strongly oppose the rash of new gun control legislation’
3/2/18: BFP "Vermont gun legislation: Where the proposals stand""Vermont gun legislation: Where the proposals stand"
3/2/18: Breitbart - "EXCLUSIVE – Kobach: The Gun Confiscation Crusade Begins""EXCLUSIVE – Kobach: The Gun Confiscation Crusade Begins"
"Vt. Senate gives nod to gun background check measure""Vt. Senate gives nod to gun background check measure"
3/1/18: BFP "VT Senate votes to require background checks for private gun sales"
S.55 amended to include S6 UBC legislation
"VT Senate votes to require background checks for private gun sales"
2/22/18: "In Historic Shift, Vermont’s GOP Governor and Democratic Leaders Embrace Gun-Control Measures"
TRAITOR "Shill Scott" destroys Vermont gun ownership. At least Sue Minter was HONEST.
"In Historic Shift, Vermont’s GOP Governor and Democratic Leaders Embrace Gun-Control Measures"
"Updated: Scott says ‘everything’s on the table’ as pressure builds for gun measures""Updated: Scott says ‘everything’s on the table’ as pressure builds for gun measures"
"Survey: A Majority of the Vermont Senate Supports Universal Background Checks ""Survey: A Majority of the Vermont Senate Supports Universal Background Checks "
2/22/18: WCAX "Scott onboard with gun age restrictions, considering background checks"
Phil Scott SOLD Vermonters out to New York Politics!
"Scott onboard with gun age restrictions, considering background checks"
2/22/18: VPR "In Less Than A Week, Scott And Lawmakers Put Gun Control Bills On Fast Track""In Less Than A Week, Scott And Lawmakers Put Gun Control Bills On Fast Track"
"At Statehouse Rally, Vermont Students Join Call for Gun Control"
"Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger attended the Tuesday morning rally in Montpelier… voters in 2014 approved a measure banning guns in bars, requiring residents to lock them up when not in use and allowing cops to confiscate them from those accused of domestic violence."
Because they are ILLEGAL you Statists.
"At Statehouse Rally, Vermont Students Join Call for Gun Control"
2/18/18: Reason "A Cure for Mass Shootings Doesn't Exist"
There are no plausible options that offer more than the faintest prospect of preventing the next massacre." by Steve Chapman
"A Cure for Mass Shootings Doesn't Exist"
There are no plausible options that offer more than the faintest prospect of preventing the next massacre."
2/16/18: Burlington Free Press "After Fair Haven threat, Gov. Scott wants to talk about guns"
One day after "No New Gun Laws"
"After Fair Haven threat, Gov. Scott wants to talk about guns"
2/15/18: Seven Days "After Florida Shooting, Vermont Governor Says No New Gun Laws""After Florida Shooting, Vermont Governor Says No New Gun Laws"
2/14/18: Dailywire "Media Push The Claim There Have Been 18 School Shootings In 2018. Here Are The Facts."
Bloomberg Statistics DEBUNKED AGAIN!
"Media Push The Claim There Have Been 18 School Shootings In 2018. Here Are The Facts."
2/9/18: OPINION VT Digger "John Klar: Gun legislation would restrict constitutional liberties""John Klar: Gun legislation would restrict constitutional liberties"
1/31/18: VT Digger "Hundreds fill House chamber for gun hearing"
The overwhelming sea of ORANGE shows the displeasure over Phil Baruth and his Bloomberg sugar-daddy…
"Hundreds fill House chamber for gun hearing"
1/30/18: Barton Chronicle "Huge crowd packs State House for gun hear­ing" by Tena Starr"Huge crowd packs State House for gun hear­ing"
1/31/18: WCAX "Vt. lawmakers take testimony on gun bills""Vt. lawmakers take testimony on gun bills"
1/31/18: VT Digger "Hundreds fill House chamber for gun hearing" BECOMES UPDATED to "More than 1,000 fill House chamber for gun hearing""More than 1,000 fill House chamber for gun hearing"
1/31/18: Times Argus: "Gun legislation hearing draws big crowd""Gun legislation hearing draws big crowd"
1/30/18: My Champlain Valley "Vermont lawmakers hear testimony on proposed gun laws""Vermont lawmakers hear testimony on proposed gun laws"
1/30/18: NBC5 "Thousands speak out on gun laws at Vermont Statehouse"
"Some support new firearm bills, others argue that legislation would hinder their right to bear arms"
"Thousands speak out on gun laws at Vermont Statehouse"
1/30/18: VPR "Public Hearing On Gun Legislation Draws Huge Crowd In To Statehouse""Public Hearing On Gun Legislation Draws Huge Crowd In To Statehouse"
VIDEO: "Public Hearing on Gun Legislation - January 30, 2018" by ORCA MediaVIDEO: "Public Hearing on Gun Legislation - January 30, 2018"
1/27/18: WCAX "Vermont lawmakers to host public hearing on gun legislation."
Gun Control Hearing pushed by Michael Bloomberg enforcer Phil Baruth on 1/30/18.
"Vermont lawmakers to host public hearing on gun legislation."
1/25/18: NRA-ILA "Vermont: Pu?lic Hearing on Gun Bill Scheduled""Vermont: Pu?lic Hearing on Gun Bill Scheduled"
CLAIM: Everytown for Gun Safety, claims there have been 11 school shootings thus far in 2018 (as of January 25)."Media Push Gun-Control Activists’ Misleading School Shooting Count, Includes Window Broken by BB Gun"
1/18/18: True North "Vermont gun rights proponents to convene at Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show""Vermont gun rights proponents to convene at Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show"
1/16/18: True North Reports "Statehouse Stakeout: Gun Sense renews calls for gun control in Vermont"
VIDEO by Shayne Spence.
"Statehouse Stakeout: Gun Sense renews calls for gun control in Vermont"
1/16/18: "VT Domestic Gun Violence PSA"
Vermont Democratic Party has stepped up to push Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda.
The Vermont Democratic Party is a DIRECT threat to gun rights in Vermont!
Be at that hearing and DEFEND your rights
"VT Domestic Gun Violence PSA"
1/15/18: VTDigger "Hearing to be held on universal background check bill"
Here we go again! Bloomberg sponsored gun control by Baruth.
Get to the State House and be seen.
"Hearing to be held on universal background check bill"
1/15/18: Brattleboro Reformer "State Senate to hold hearing on gun bills""State Senate to hold hearing on gun bills"
1/12/18: News Release — Vermont General Assembly "Public hearing regarding Vermont firearms laws is Jan. 30 in Montpelier""Public hearing regarding Vermont firearms laws is Jan. 30 in Montpelier"
1/1/18: Bershire Eagle "GunSense Vermont founder seeks new direction in novel and Senate campaign""GunSense Vermont founder seeks new direction in novel and Senate campaign"
2017 Gun Owners of Vermont Analysis of the Universal background Check legislation by Bob DePino & Eddie Cutler.2017 Gun Owners of Vermont Analysis of the Universal background Check legislation by Bob DePino & Eddie Cutler.
"GunSense Vermont founder seeks new direction: into elective office""GunSense Vermont founder seeks new direction: into elective office"
12/31/17: Brattleboro Reformer "GunSense Vermont founder seeks new direction""GunSense Vermont founder seeks new direction"
2017 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America "Our Victories"
Here is a list of the damage done by this national Bloomberg-Owned and Operated anti-gun group in the last 5 years. This is NOT grassroots action, this is calculated and methodical targetting of civil rights by a meglomaniac with an UNLIMITED SUPPLY OF MONEY!
2017 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America "Our Victories"
10000 Couples "Five Years After Sandy Hook, Another Christmas Without Vicki Awaits"
Another piece with GunSense member Sharon Panitch. The SAME one who defamed gun owners in 2015 by LYING in the VT Digger that somebody in Hunter Orange bullied two 10 year old girls!
"Five Years After Sandy Hook, Another Christmas Without Vicki Awaits"
12/8/17: Moms Demand "Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Launches Six-Figure Radio Ad Buy Criticizing Rep. Mike Coffman for His Vote to Pass Dangerous ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity’ Bill That Would Gut Colorado’s Gun Laws"
UNLIMITED MONEY AND POWER!
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Launches Six-Figure Radio Ad Buy Criticizing Rep. Mike Coffman for His Vote to Pass Dangerous ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity’ Bill That Would Gut Colorado’s Gun Laws
12/6/17: Seven Days "A Gunshot Survivor Aims to Secure Background Checks in Vermont"
See how a Vermont anti-gun newspaper makes the case for a New Hampshire takeover of a Vermont anti-constitutional rights group is a good thing… Clai Lasher-Sommers works for BLOOMBERG'S EVERYTOWN!
"A Gunshot Survivor Aims to Secure Background Checks in Vermont"
12/5/17: Moms Demand "Everytown Launches $300k Ad Campaign Urging Congress to Oppose “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” As Ed Boards, Law Enforcement Denounce Dangerous Policy Ahead of Expected House Vote" Let that sink in…"Everytown Launches $300k Ad Campaign Urging Congress to Oppose “Concealed Carry Reciprocity” As Ed Boards, Law Enforcement Denounce Dangerous Policy Ahead of Expected House Vote"
11/29/17: VTDigger "Burlington chief lobbies against federal concealed carry expansion"
Watch Weinberger-Appointed, Bloomberg-Funded anti-gun Brandon del Pozo attack Vermonter's rights to bear arms by lying about what criminals do.
"Burlington chief lobbies against federal concealed carry expansion"
11/27/17: Trib Live "Allegheny County DA Zappala attending 'emergency summit' on gun legislation"
Zappala will join about two dozen prosecutors, all Democrats, at the event organized by the national group Prosecutors Against Gun Violence. Burlington Police Chief Brandon Del Pozo is a MEMBER of this NATIONAL GROUP that is pushing gun control such as the "Gun Violence Prevention Order."
"Allegheny County DA Zappala attending 'emergency summit' on gun legislation"
11/23/17: Breitbart "Bloomberg-Funded Gun Control Lobby Spent Over $71 Million Total in Three Election Cycles""Bloomberg-Funded Gun Control Lobby Spent Over $71 Million Total in Three Election Cycles"
11/17/17: Moms Demand "Gun Safety Sweep from Coast to Coast"
Want to get riled up?
"every candidate endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America won his or her race."
UNLIMITED MONEY AND UNLIMITED RESOURCES will destroy our rights one piece at a time...
THESE GROUPS ARE AT WORK IN VERMONT NOW!
"Gun Safety Sweep from Coast to Coast"
11/16/17: VT Digger: "GunSense Vermont founder Braden stepping down, plans to run for office"
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It's official! ANN BRADEN is no longer the president of Gun Sense Vermont.
She has been replaced with a PROFESSIONAL Anti-Gun activist from NEW HAMPSHIRE!
"GunSense Vermont founder Braden stepping down, plans to run for office"
10/13/17: National Review "Study Finds Background-Check Laws in Wa. and Colo. Did Nothing"
That's because they aren't designed to do anything
"Study Finds Background-Check Laws in Wa. and Colo. Did Nothing Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/452651/study-finds-background-check-laws-wa-and-co-did-nothing"
10/5/17: Moms Demand Action "Gun Lobby Effort to Repeal Oregon’s Extreme Risk Protection Order (SB719) Law Fails"
A national Bloomberg group overwhelmed the people of Oregon on this unconstitutional bill.
"Gun Lobby Effort to Repeal Oregon’s Extreme Risk Protection Order Law Fails"
10/4/17: PRESS RELEASE "Coming Together to Disarm Domestic Violence"
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) (Burlington Chief Brandon Del Pozo belongs to this) and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility have teamed up to launch a new initiative: Disarm Domestic Violence."
This is ANOTHER NATIONAL COALITION to attack states rights one at a time.
"Coming Together to Disarm Domestic Violence"
9/29/17: NRA-ILA "Massachusetts: Committee to Hear Ivory Ban Bills"
This bill reads just like H297 in Vermont! Bloomberg lawyers pushing the SAME legislation all over the USA.
"Massachusetts: Committee to Hear Ivory Ban Bills"
9/30/14: Everytown "Everytown and Moms Demand Action Applaud Governor Brown for Signing Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill into Law"
BLOOMBERG-funded anti-gun bill struck in California and has been moving around the nation in the most anti-gun states. In 2018, VERMONT is the next target!
"Everytown and Moms Demand Action Applaud Governor Brown for Signing Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill into Law"
BLOOMBERG-funded anti-gun bill
9/14/17: Richmond Times-Dispatch "Everytown, a gun control group, to spend $1 million in Virginia elections""Everytown, a gun control group, to spend $1 million in Virginia elections"
"'Lie And Try' To Buy A Gun In Washington? New Law Requires Dealer To Report You""'Lie And Try' To Buy A Gun In Washington? New Law Requires Dealer To Report You"
"EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY ACTION FUND INC" TAX Filings!"EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY ACTION FUND INC" TAX Filings!
Gun Owners of America Podcast Episode 3:
"Firing Back - Controllers and Deceivers"
Episode 3: "Firing Back - Controllers and Deceivers"
7/29/17: BREITBART "Michael Bloomberg Claims American Gun Deaths Exceed Entire History of American Military Deaths"
Every time Bloomberg opens his mouth LIES spill forth.
"Michael Bloomberg Claims American Gun Deaths Exceed Entire History of American Military Deaths"
7/17/17: GIFFORDS (formerly Americans for Responsible Solutions, formerly Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence) "Gun Safety Experts To Testify In Favor Of Massachusetts Bill To Remove Guns From Dangerous Situations, Release Factsheet On The Bill"
Here are NATIONAL anti-gun attorneys testifying in MASSACHUSETTS.
"Gun Safety Experts To Testify In Favor Of Massachusetts Bill To Remove Guns From Dangerous Situations, Release Factsheet On The Bill"
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence "Gun Violence Protective Orders"
THIS is the anti-gunners most sought after goal.
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence "Gun Violence Protective Orders"
12/15/17: Bloomberg's The TRACE "More Officials Are Stepping Up Efforts to Ensure Domestic Abusers Relinquish Their Guns"
"require judges to order people subject to domestic violence restraining orders to surrender their weapons in all cases."
"More Officials Are Stepping Up Efforts to Ensure Domestic Abusers Relinquish Their Guns"
12/13/17: "Governor Cuomo Unveils First Proposal of 2018 State of the State: Remove Firearms from Domestic Abusers"
New York to Require Mandatory Surrender of Firearms After All Domestic Violence Convictions, Including Misdemeanors
"Governor Cuomo Unveils First Proposal of 2018 State of the State: Remove Firearms from Domestic Abusers"
6/2/17 NRA-ILA "Pennsylvania: “Universal” Background Check Bill Introduced in the General Assembly"
Bloomberg attacks the Keystone State…
"Pennsylvania: “Universal” Background Check Bill Introduced in the General Assembly"
6/2/17: Breitbart "Shannon Watts to Women: Run for Congress, Institute Gun Control"
Why should women automatically want gun control? Twisted elitist minds.
"Shannon Watts to Women: Run for Congress, Institute Gun Control"
5/2/17: Salamanca Press "Attorney: NY violates 2nd Amendment with SAFE Act"
Phil Scott has turned on Vermont gun owners with his version of the NY SAFE Act.
The Vermont SAFE Act is funded by Bloomberg and unleashed by the Vermont Democratic Party.
"Attorney: NY violates 2nd Amendment with SAFE Act"
4/10/17: Politico "Gun control group vows $25M to fight ‘concealed carry’"Gun control group vows $25M to fight ‘concealed carry’
2/28/17: NRA-ILA "Vermont: Domestic Violence Bill Really a Front for More Gun Control"
H.422 an unconstitutional firearm confiscation bill that is backed by multiple domestic violence groups is really a state-wide version of a Burlington Charter Change bill (H.90)
"Vermont: Domestic Violence Bill Really a Front for More Gun Control"
2/16/17: NRA-ILA "Vermont: Law-Abiding Gun Owners and Hunters are Being Targeted Once Again""Vermont: Law-Abiding Gun Owners and Hunters are Being Targeted Once Again"
2/9/2017: The Eagle Times "VT legislators consider firearm background check bill"
NEW UBC bill H.151
"VT legislators consider firearm background check bill"
2/8/17: Michael Bloomberg's The Trace "Meet the Gun Rights Absolutists Bringing ‘Constitutional Carry’ to a State Near You"
"Proposals to repeal training and license requirements for carrying firearms in public are gaining steam — no thanks to the NRA, say the activists behind the movement." by (radical anti-gunner) Adam Weinstein
Listen to the bullshit from Bloomberg's mouthpiece!
"Meet the Gun Rights Absolutists Bringing ‘Constitutional Carry’ to a State Near You"
1/31/17: VT Watchdog "House bill emerges for universal background checks in Vermont" By Michael Bielawski
Universal Background Checks Version 4.0
The anti-gun, anti-liberty politicians double down on the Safest State in the Nation for their political agenda!
"House bill emerges for universal background checks in Vermont"
1/120/17: OPINION Rutland Herald "Hungry for gun law change" by GunSense VT board member Paul Regan"Hungry for gun law change"
1/17/17: Caledonia Record "Sen. Joe Benning: Guns Again?"
"Recently a constituent said she couldn’t understand why I was against universal background checks for gun transfers."
"Sen. Joe Benning: Guns Again?"
1/17/17: Ethan Allen Institute "Background Checks are Back" by John McClaughry"Background Checks are Back"
1/17/17: Universal Background Checks "New Mexico Senate Bill 48"
Proof that Universal Background Checks are a NATIONAL AGENDA.
The Vermont bill H.151 is a virtual clone of the New Mexico bill!
"New Mexico Senate Bill 48: A clone of the Vermont bill H.151"
1/11/17: Times Argus "Path not clear for new gun control effort" by Neal P. Goswami"Path not clear for new gun control effort"
1/11/17: WCAX "Vermont gun background check proposal faces old obstacles"
WOW!
WCAX barely gives Gun Sense web space with only a STOCK PHOTO of guns in a case!!
Gun Sense is becoming a footnote on WCAX! Woohoo!
"Vermont gun background check proposal faces old obstacles"
1/10/17: Burlington Free Press "Gun background check debate returns to Montpelier"
Listen to Phil Baruth gloat…
"Gun background check debate returns to Montpelier"
1/10/17: my Champlain Valley "Debate Over Gun Background Checks Heats Up""Debate Over Gun Background Checks Heats Up"
1/10/17: VT Digger "Universal background check debate returns to Statehouse" by Eilzabeth Hewitt"Universal background check debate returns to Statehouse"
1/9/17: Guns.com "Expanded background check law proposed in gun-friendly Vermont" by Brian Seay"Expanded background check law proposed in gun-friendly Vermont"
1/9/17 KIRO TV "Wash. AG introduces bills to ban sale, enhance background checks for military-style firearms"
The "Slippery Slope" that the anti-gunners LIE about!
UBCs bring gun bans, magazine bans and more gun control!
Ban on sale of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines
Enhanced Assault Weapon Background Check
Ferguson’s proposed second bill would create a new license to purchase and possess assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
"Wash. AG introduces bills to ban sale, enhance background checks for military-style firearms"
1/6/17: WCAX "Do new Vermont gun laws have a shot?"
Universal Background Checks 2017.
"Do new Vermont gun laws have a shot?"
1/6/17: Seven Days "Senator Plans Push for Gun Bill Despite Slim Prospects"
Universal background Checks 2017
"Senator Plans Push for Gun Bill Despite Slim Prospects"
1/5/17: Reason "For Those Who Say All Gun Buyers Should Be Screened, the Data Don't Matter: Whatever the numbers are, they supposedly support the case for universal background checks."
How the anti-gunners base all their rhetoric on the opinions of 424 people.
"For Those Who Say All Gun Buyers Should Be Screened, the Data Don't Matter: Whatever the numbers are, they supposedly support the case for universal background checks."
1/4/17: NRA-ILA "Vermont: Gun Control Legislation is One of the First Bills Introduced in Montpelier""Vermont: Gun Control Legislation is One of the First Bills Introduced in Montpelier"
1/4/17: VT Watchdog "Another gun control bill emerges even before Legislature convenes" By Michael Bielawski"Another gun control bill emerges even before Legislature convenes"
1/4/17: Watchdog "Another gun control bill emerges even before Legislature convenes"
"On Tuesday, before the Legislature officially reconvened for the 2017 session, yet another gun control bill has emerged despite Vermont ranking among the safest in the nation for violent crimes."
On Tuesday, before the Legislature officially reconvened for the 2017 session, yet another gun control bill has emerged despite Vermont ranking among the safest in the nation for violent crimes."
12/28/16: Bearing Arms "Ha! Bloomberg Blew $20 Million On Unenforceable Nevada BG Check Bill"
Bloomberg spent $20 MILLION pushing Universal Background Checks that CANNOT be enforced and that the FBI WILL NOT PERFORM!
"Ha! Bloomberg Blew $20 Million On Unenforceable Nevada BG Check Bill"
12/18/16: Washington Times "State gun database lacks info on thousands of handgun sales"
What have we been saying about Universal Background Checks? They NEED REGISTRATION to be enforced.
Guess what Washington is doing on EVERY private sale? RECORDING the gun and owner in a state DATABASE!!!!!
YOu have been warned for the last time!
"State gun database lacks info on thousands of handgun sales"
"Audit of Everytown’s Claimed 200+ School Shootings Since Sandy Hook"
A LINE-BY-LINE analysis of all of the Bloomberg lies.
"Of those 203 “school shootings,” only 44 meet the common perception of a school shooting, where someone came to a school campus to shoot faculty, staff, or students."
"Audit of Everytown’s Claimed 200+ School Shootings Since Sandy Hook"
11/23/16: Guns.com "Nevada’s universal background check law causing confusion for gun dealers"
PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE!
"...wealthy gun control advocates, like former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, targeted Nevada for universal background checks because of its small population and limited resources to challenge any ballot initiative.

Bloomberg and his gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, spent $19 million alone pushing the background check law throughout the election cycle, outspending the National Rifle Association nearly 5-to-1. Turner says the money scraped together by the coalition pales in comparison to the NRA’s $4.5 million donation."
"Nevada’s universal background check law causing confusion for gun dealers"
11/15/16: Michael Bloomberg's EVERYTOWN For Gun Safety Action Fund TAX RETURN!
THIRTY-NINE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!
2016 EVERYTOWN For Gun Safety Action Fund TAX RETURN!
11/13/2016: WCAX "You Can Quote Me" - Phil Baruth is coming for your gun rights… AGAIN!Phil Baruth is coming for your gun rights… AGAIN!
11/10/16: GUNS.com "Maine voters give Bloomberg’s ballot measure the boot"
Bloomberg FAILS to pass Universal Background Check legislation in Maine after spending $5 MILLION!
"Maine voters give Bloomberg’s ballot measure the boot"
11/9/16: The Blaze "Three states OK stricter gun laws in Election Day referenda"
The War on Guns and Constitutional Rights continues in CA, CT & NV!
"California, Washington and Nevada all approved stricter gun laws, from banning certain ammunition sales to requiring background checks on private gun sales."
"The California measure makes it illegal to possess ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. It also requires background checks for anyone purchasing ammunition and lays out a process by which convicted felons’ firearms are seized."
"Three states OK stricter gun laws in Election Day referenda"
11/7/16: Politico "Bloomberg’s 2016 tally: $65 million and counting
With little fanfare, the former New York mayor has emerged as one of the election’s top donors."
"Bloomberg’s 2016 tally: $65 million and counting"
11/3/16: "Anti-Gun Groups Spend Tens of Millions to Pass Ballot Initiatives in Four States"
"In Maine and Nevada, voters will determine whether or not to mandate background checks for all private firearms transfers. A group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions in those two states. According to FollowTheMoney.org, $4,349,816 was raised in support of the measure in Maine and $15,709,488 was raised in Nevada. Opponents, meanwhile, only raised and $50,347 in Maine and $435,618 in Nevada."
"In Washington, the ballot initiative would allow judges to seize firearms from individuals they deem to be a threat. The police, a family member, or a “household member” would simply have to convince a judge that a person is dangerous for his or her constitutional rights to be revoked."
"Anti-Gun Groups Spend Tens of Millions to Pass Ballot Initiatives in Four States"
11/2/2016: Bangor Daily News "Bloomberg, NRA and other ‘dark money’ groups fueling Maine’s referendum campaigns"
Bloomberg spends $5.7 MILLION to pass Universal background Checks in Maine… AND FAILS!
"Bloomberg, NRA and other ‘dark money’ groups fueling Maine’s referendum campaigns"
"How Maine became a source of ‘crime guns’ in other states"
"Question 3: Initiative's advocates say a lack of background checks on private sales fuels illicit trafficking."
Watch how Bloomberg is using the SAME RHETORIC to try and pass Universal Background Checks in Maine!!
"How Maine became a source of ‘crime guns’ in other states"
10/30/2016: Portland Press Herald "How Maine became a source of ‘crime guns’ in other states"
"Question 3: Initiative's advocates say a lack of background checks on private sales fuels illicit trafficking."
Here is the list of what the anti-gunners say why UBCs are needed. See if you can figure out where the holes in their logic are.
"How Maine became a source of ‘crime guns’ in other states"
10/13/2016: MAINE Boothbay Register "SAM director Trahan urges no vote on Question 3"
BLOOMBERG Attacking Maine just like Vermont!
"He also described Maine as the second safest state in terms of gun violence only trailing Vermont. Maine had 24 murders in 2015 with 12 attributed to hand guns, according to Trahan." (Vermont 10 total homicides, 2 attributed to hand guns.)
MAINE "SAM director Trahan urges no vote on Question 3"
10/12/2016: VT Digger OPINION: "John Klar: So you think background checks are OK?""John Klar: So you think background checks are OK?"
10/11/2016: Portland Press "Wardens raise concerns about gun-sales background check proposal"
Universal Background Check attack in Maine by Bloomberg and Gabby Giffords.
Note the ELECTED Sheriffs OPPOSE the measure and the APPOINTED Chiefs SUPPORT the measure!
Can't tell it is about the MONEY can ya?
"Wardens raise concerns about gun-sales background check proposal"
10/9/2016: Burlington Free Press: "Gun advocates see no 'gap' in VT laws, public opinion"
So much for a story about our Windham 4 campaign. It devolved into a liberal left propaganda article!
The article starts off with the bullshit Castleton poll, the anti-gun Vermont Mayor's Coalitiion, Sue Minter and GunSense Vermont's Ann Braden getting the FIRST text!
A little bit about gun rights follows, then Sue Minter's universal background checks and an Assault Weapons Ban, and then Minter cites a study by the national group Everytown for Gun Safety, which found that 46 percent fewer women were killed by male partners in 15 states and Washington, D.C., with universal background checks, compared to 36 states without the law.
Then another unknown anti-gunner from Middlebury College demeans gun owners with "It’s a classic example of a position that is held intensely by a small number of voters."
Then, the article finishes off with Ann Braden describes the gun lobby in general as "bullying," ungracious and distrustful."

Seriously, SHE is trying to take OUR rights away and she publicly calls US bullies!
Hypocrisy at the ultimate level.
"Gun advocates see no 'gap' in VT laws, public opinion"
10/8/2016: VT Digger: 'Talking civilly about ‘Guns in Our Community’.Talking civilly about ‘Guns in Our Community’.
10/5/2016: Bangor Daily News OPINION: "My aunts died from gun suicides. Maine can do more to prevent gun tragedies in the home."
HERE we have the same rhetoric that we will hear in Vermont in 2017 in the push for Universal Background Registration Checks.
The stories are the SAME. The rhetoric is the SAME. The events are the SAME. Just the names change.
Don't believe the lies. They are all scripted.
"My aunts died from gun suicides. Maine can do more to prevent gun tragedies in the home."
9/2016: American Women Who Bear Arms: "Maine: Michael Bloomberg Sinks his Nasty Anti-Gun Talons into Country’s Safest State"
First of all, an admission: The headline is misleading and was meant to get your attention. Maine is only the SECOND safest state in the country. Vermont beats us with only 99.3 violent crimes per 100,000 people. We have 127.8 crimes per 100,000.
"Maine: Michael Bloomberg Sinks his Nasty Anti-Gun Talons into Country’s Safest State"
9/12/2016: Bob DePino's analysis of the Castleton Poll methodology for VPR's anti-gun questions.Bob DePino's analysis of the Castleton Poll methodology for VPR's anti-gun questions.
9/16/2016: NRA-ILA "Everytown’s “Grandad” Misses the Mark"
See how Bloomberg uses the SAME rhetoric to push Universal Background Checks in Maine!
Expect more attack ads like this in Vermont!
"Everytown’s “Grandad” Misses the Mark"
8/27/2016: Valleny News "Editorial: Finally, Democrats Speak About Gun Control"
Here is more statist bullshit for ya.
The same garbage about the popularity of Universal background Checks in the Granite State is the same as here in Vermont!
VOTE against these monsters in November.
"Editorial: Finally, Democrats Speak About Gun Control"
8/22/2016: WMUR (NH) "10 questions for (New Hampshire) Democratic candidates for governor: Gun control"
Listen to the bullshit flowing from their mouths, it is the SAME as that in VERMONT!
NOVEMBER 2016 OR LOSE YOUR RIGHTS!
"10 questions for Democratic candidates for governor: Gun control"
8/6/2016: WCAX "New Poll finds young Americans support some gun regulation"
"A new poll finds a majority of young Americans between the ages of 18-30 support some gun regulation."
Here is ANOTHER attempt at bolstering NON-EXISTANT support for Universal Background Checks!
What WCAX FAILS to tell readers, is that It is based on TARGETED, MEMBER-ONLY, online and telephone interviews of 1,940 adults age 18-30 who are members of the GenForward panel (Read: ACTIVISTS?), which was designed to be representative of the young adult population. The poll was titled "A Survey of the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research."
"New Poll finds young Americans support some gun regulation"
8/5/2016: Burlington Free Press "VT Democrats find new energy for gun issues"
The SECOND attack wave for universal Background Checks in Vermont…
Notice when David Zuckerman speaks about "we must remain civil…" "no matter which one of us wins, we will all be spanding together to pass universal Background Checks."
They have no intention to be civil to GUN OWNERS!
Also Eddie Cutler gets a mention: "Gun Sense Vermont is gathering a volunteer network to support pro-gun control candidates in Vermont's general election, Braden said. She said the list of candidates was not yet finalized, but one candidate is already of interest: Eddie Cutler of Westminster, president of Gun Owners of Vermont, is running for the Legislature as a Republican."
"VT Democrats find new energy for gun issues"
7/31/2016: Bangor Daily News OPINION "I have a problem with a New York billionaire intent on restricting our Second Amendment right"
Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, is the majority leader in the Maine House, a Registered Maine Guide and a candidate for state Senate.
"I have a problem with a New York billionaire intent on restricting our Second Amendment right"
7/29/2016: VT Watchdog "Gun-rights advocates scrutinize Minter’s gun-control ad" by Mike Bielawski
An article pointing out the misleading nature of the next "war on guns" in Vermont for 2017!
"Gun-rights advocates scrutinize Minter’s gun-control ad"
7/21/2016: Seven Days "With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack""With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack"
7/20/2016 WCAX "Minter takes aim at gun regulation"
The three democratic candidates for governor have gone off the chain on pushing for gun control!
Sue has increased her war chest from $14k in 2014, to $777,000 in 2016!
WHERE IS THAT MONEY COMING FROM!?!?!
Almost FORTY PERCENT of just the large donations come from OUT-OF-STATE!!!
"Minter takes aim at gun regulation"
7/13/2016: Seven Days "Rally Will Promote Universal Background Checks on Gun Sales"
AGAIN the out of state agenda takes center stage in the destruction of our rights!
"Rally Will Promote Universal Background Checks on Gun Sales"
7/7/2016: Bloomberg View "State Experiments Can Point to Better Gun Laws""State Experiments Can Point to Better Gun Laws"
7/5/16: SLATE "Whatever Happened to Michael Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Crusade?
It still exists—and it’s starting to work"
Read the disturbing history of one of the most radical anti-rights orgnization in American history.
"Whatever Happened to Michael Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Crusade?"
6/28/2016: Vermont Biz "Vermont Mayors Coalition calls for gun purchase background checks, again"
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger: “In the three years since twenty elementary school children were murdered in Newtown, the country has witnessed hundreds of mass shootings, including the worst in modern United States history in Orlando, Florida and a terrible tragedy in Barre, Vermont. Yet our federal and state government have failed to act to stop further massacres. We applaud the efforts of our federal delegation to demand action at the federal level, which would clearly be the best way to enact meaningful reforms, but in the absence of such action, state and local leaders must act. Vermont has led the way on other issues ranging from marriage equality to global warming, and Vermonters are demanding action on this front as well. Vermonters and their neighbors will be safer when Montpelier requires background checks for the guns sold in the state and allows local municipalities to enact common sense public safety policies to protect their citizens and police officers.”
Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon: “When the Vermont Mayors Coalition started this conversation we were determined to find actions that we thought could make a difference. It is my hope that we can establish a respectful dialogue with one common goal: to establish gun safety in Vermont. The results always seem to be the same for those in public service: we try to shout above each other, and nothing really gets done. We do not find compromise and we do not find common ground. But when it comes to gun violence reform, there is much room for improvements I think we can all agree on. In that spirit, I will commit personal resources to convening a multi-day forum in Barre this fall where people of all different opinions are invited to attend. Let’s bring together individuals from both sides of this issue to start this important dialogue”
Montpelier Mayor John Hollar: “Vermont has been fortunate not to have experienced the horrific mass shootings that have occurred in so many other states. But Vermonters do experience the quiet tragedy of suicides that all of us read in the obituary sections of our newspapers each week. Our suicide rate is one-third higher than the national average, and we know that background checks are an effective way to prevent suicides. There are 48 percent fewer gun suicides in states that require background checks for private handgun sales than in states like Vermont that do not. Let’s close this loophole that is contributing to the tragic and avoidable deaths of so many Vermonters.”
Winooski Mayor Seth Leonard: “How many more tragedies will it take before action is taken as a nation, as a state, and in our communities? Today, we call for our state to take immediate steps to protect our communities from devastation that may be prevented through sensible measures that would ensure weapons do not end up in the wrong hands. We hope others will join us in demanding this conversation be brought into the light of day. Vermonters deserve a reasonable and open discussion about how we can best protect our community members while also preserving each individual's rights. We should work together with urgency to find solutions to prevent gun violence that fit Vermont values and the needs of our communities. Protection of our communities and protection of rights need not be mutually exclusive goals.”
"Vermont Mayors Coalition calls for gun purchase background checks, again"
6/28/2016: The Washington Times "Vermont mayors want universal background checks for gun buys"
Here we go AGAIN gun owners!
"The Vermont Mayor’s Coalition is urging the state to enact legislation to require universal background checks for anyone purchasing a gun in Vermont"
Miro Weinberger (or as Johanna Cole called him, "Mayor Bloomberg"!) is behind this next level of REGISTRATION in Vermont.
The LYING PROPAGANDA is again being fed to the people by the media: "The mayors also want the state to ensure that people in Vermont who are adjudicated to be threat to themselves or others due to mental health conditions are properly reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System database."
Newsflash: THIS IS ALREADY LAW IN VERMONT!!!! (S.141)
A new angle is listed as "The group - made up of Vermont’s eight mayors - on Tuesday also called for the state to create a notification system to alert local law enforcement when prohibited individuals try to purchase firearms."
"Vermont mayors want universal background checks for gun buys"
6/23/2016: Washington Post "NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist"
NPR Caught LYING about the founder of "One Million Moms For Gun Control" now "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America"
Who is funded by Michael Bloomberg.
"NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist"
6/20/2016: MRC News Busters "Dishonest NPR Tells of 'Regular' Mom Who Put the Con in Gun Control "
NPR Caught LYING about the founder of "One Million Moms For Gun Control" now "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America"
Who is funded by Michael Bloomberg.
"Dishonest NPR Tells of 'Regular' Mom Who Put the Con in Gun Control "
6/17/2016: NPR "A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA""A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA"
6/13/2016: WCAX "Orlando shooting triggers gun debate in Vermont""Orlando shooting triggers gun debate in Vermont"
6/13/2016: VT Watchdog "Vermont Democrats call for gun control in response to terrorist attack" By Bruce Parker"Vermont Democrats call for gun control in response to terrorist attack"
6/7/2016: Maine Wire "Another New York “Solution” for a “Problem” We Don’t Have"
Details Michael Bloomberg's MULTI-MILLION dollar attack on Maine for Universal Background Checks…
"Another New York “Solution” for a “Problem” We Don’t Have"
6/7/2016 Maine Sun Journal "Bloomberg nonprofit gives $3 million to Maine [anti] gun groups"
"Since last fall, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund has contributed more than $3 million to its affiliated group Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and the newly formed Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership."
"The fund also has provided roughly $500,000 in in-kind contributions, including providing consultant services."
"Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense recently dissolved and contributed $433,601 to Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership, which has reported a $1.4 million expenditure to Windham-based Gum Spirits Productions for a "TV media ad buy."
Gun Sense Maine
"Bloomberg nonprofit gives $3 million to Maine gun groups"
6/2/2016: Michael Bloomberg's THE TRACE "Criminals Are Heading to Gun-Friendly Vermont to Trade Heroin for Firearms
The opioid addiction crisis is the latest headache for New England officials trying to stop interstate gun trafficking."
Funny how this article pops right up on Sue Minter's page immediately after it went to print!
Almost as if she KNEW it was coming!
Oh, and LOOK! Our friend Mayor Weinberger is prominently quoted in this piece... No coincidence here...
"Criminals Are Heading to Gun-Friendly Vermont to Trade Heroin for Firearms
The opioid addiction crisis is the latest headache for New England officials trying to stop interstate gun trafficking."
5/13/2016: VT Watchdog "Gun control bills fail in Vermont" By Michael Bielawski

The 2015-2016 session was a resounding success for firearm rights and sportsmen' liberty!

They anti-gunners didn’t get their “Universal Background Check” bill…
They anti-gunners didn’t get their “Universal Background Check v2.0” bill…
They anti-gunners didn’t get their “S.141” bill the way they wanted…
They anti-gunners didn’t get their “Burlington Charter Changes” bills…
They anti-gunners didn’t get their “firearm insurance” bill…
They anti-gunners didn’t get their “shooting range control” bill…
They anti-hunters didn’t get their “lead bullet ban” bill*…
They anti-hunters didn’t get their “ivory ban” bill*…
They anti-hunters didn’t get their “Berlin Pond ban” bill…

The Humane Society of the United States* stepped into the batter's box in 2016 because Michael Bloomberg defunded GunSense VT this year to attack Maine.
Remember, there are NO "grassroots" anti-gun groups in the nation!
"Gun control bills fail in Vermont"
5/13/2016: Breitbart "Vermont: Universal Background Checks Defeated for 4th Consecutive Year"
GUN OWNERS OF VERMONT LEADS THE CHARGE!
VermontWatchdog.org quoted Gun Owners of Vermont’s Bob DePino, who explained that universal checks were pushed but defeated in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. After the gun control was defeated again this year, DePino said, “They keep coming. They tried and they tried it again.”
DePino referred to S31 as “UBC” (universal background checks) and to H775 as “UBC light.” There were also gun control bills which targeted lead ammunition, implemented new restrictions on shooting ranges, and required home insurers to be informed of guns in the home. All of these bills failed as well.
"Vermont: Universal Background Checks Defeated for 4th Consecutive Year"
5/13/16: Watchdog "Gun control bills fail in Vermont"
"In the ongoing battle over gun rights in Vermont, the 2016 legislative session will be remembered as another loss for gun grabbers."
" Gun control bills fail in Vermont"
20160510 Watchdog " Gun rights group calls for veto of animal cruelty investigation board bill
"A gun rights group wants Gov. Peter Shumlin to veto a bill that creates an animal cruelty investigation board potentially staffed with members from anti-hunting organizations."
"A gun rights group wants Gov. Peter Shumlin to veto a bill that creates an animal cruelty investigation board potentially staffed with members from anti-hunting organizations."
4/20/2016: Examiner "Everytown hires Republican-owned NH lobbying firm to push gun control"
Just like Bloomberg spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in Vermont (via Gun Sense & Everytown) to pass Universal Background Checks, Everytown spent thousands of dollars to stop pro-gun legislation in New Hampshire in 2016!
There is NO SUCH THING as a "Grassroots" Anti-Gun Organization.
"Everytown hires Republican-owned NH lobbying firm to push gun control"
4/15/16: GunSenseVT is LOSING relevency in Vermont, so one of BLOOMBERG's OTHER anti-gun group Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC is taking aim on Vermont!GunSenseVT is LOSING relevency in Vermont, so one of BLOOMBERG's OTHER anti-gun group Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC is taking aim on Vermont!
BLOOMBERG's OTHER anti-gun group Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC is taking aim on Vermont!
See the DIRECT LINK to Bloomberg!
See the DIRECT LINK to Bloomberg for the NEXT anti-gun group taking aim at Vermont Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC
3/25/2016: NRA-ILA "Maine: Bloomberg Gun Control Initiative Headed to November Ballot"
Hereis how Bloomberg's BILLIONS will BUY your rights away across this nation!
"Maine: Bloomberg Gun Control Initiative Headed to November Ballot"
3/22/2016: The Maine Wire "Who Are These People, Anyways?"
The Maine Wire investigates Bloomberg funded Moms Demand and Everytown groups. Just like Gun Sense VT ($350,000 in funding with only a handful of VT donors), these Maine groups got $800,000 with only THREE Maine residents!
"Who Are These People, Anyways?"
3/17/2016: Idaho Reporter "Legislature ignores Bloomberg lobbying, advances gun rights bill""Legislature ignores Bloomberg lobbying, advances gun rights bill"
March 2016: Gun Owners of Maine "Universal Background Check: A Failed New York Solution… to a Problem Maine Doesn't Have"
Michael Bloomberg is attacking Maine just like he did in Vermont!
In Vermont, it was GunNonSense, in Maine it's "Moms Demand Action, the New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun astroturf organization, is pushing a referendum to outlaw private transfers of firearms. They’re shipping out-of-state money and people into Maine to put their measure on our ballot, and buy themselves a law on our books."
"Universal Background Check: A Failed New York Solution... to a Problem Maine Doesn't Have"
2016 CASTLETON POLL: The VPR Poll From Vermont Public Radio:
Overall Results (February 3 – 17, 2016)
Do you support or oppose limiting where someone is allowed to carry a firearm?
Support 58%
Oppose 32%
It Depends 5%
Not sure/No opinion 5%
Total respondents 895

Do you support or oppose requiring a waiting period on gun sales, meaning that the purchaser would have to wait a number of days from the time they purchase a gun until they are allowed to take it home?
Support 83%
Oppose 13%
It depends 3%
Not sure/No opinion 2%
Total respondents 895

Do you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun purchases, including private sales and sales at gun shows?
Support 89%
Oppose 9%
It depends 1%
Not sure/No opinion 1%
Total respondents 895

WHY IS THERE NO QUESTON: "Do you think Vermont's gun laws are fine the way the currently are?"
BECAUSE VPR AND CASTLETON HAVE AN ANTI-GUN AGENDA AND CARES NOTHING FOR THE RIGHTS OF VERMONTERS!
CASTLETON POLL: (Paid for by VPR) Overall Results
*BULLSHIT ALERT!*
2016 CASTLETON POLL: The VPR Poll From Vermont Public Radio: Methodology
Here is how Castleton arrived at the overwhelmingly biased anti-gun responses to this year's question!
CASTLETON POLL: Methodology
Castleton: 369 by landline (41 percent) and 526 by cell phone (59 percent).
Since most old-school Vermonters do NOT have cell phones, this poll initiates at a 60:40 ratio of "young" respondents.

Castleton: Twenty-nine percent of the total sample have no landline at their residence and therefore would be excluded from any chance of inclusion without the cell phone sample frame.
THIS MEANS that 30% of the total respondents have no "home phone". Since we already equated that most "old school" Vermonters don't have cell phones and ONLY land-lines, that means that 30% of the respondants only HAVE cell phones. Since cell reception in "rural" areas of Vermont is non-existant, that means that 70% of the respondents live in cities with good to excellent cell service.
Castleton: When calling landline phones, respondents within households were selected by asking first for the youngest male adult in the household. If the youngest male was not available, the interviewer would make an attempt to find the best time to reach the target individual.
Castleton: If there was no male in the household, the interviewer would request to speak to the youngest female.
THIS MEANS Castleton was only allowing the YOUNGEST male or female member of the household to respond to these questions, not the HOME OWNER!

Castleton: The within household selection is designed to compensate for known biases in landline samples that result in underrepresentation of males and individuals under 30 years of age.
THIS MEANS Castleton intentionally compensated for supposed "underrepresentation of males and individuals under 30 years of age."
THIS MEANS Castelton specifically IGNORED ALL "old school" Vermonters, older hunters and sportsmen & women, most home owners, grandparents, and everyone else "over 30"!
This poll did not state that the respondent actually be a REGISTERED VOTER, and many respondents who CAN vote, are not old enough to purchase pistols, again biasing the results of the question "allowed to carry a firearm" to "gun owners" who may have a long gun but do not carry a pistol because they aren't old enough to purchase one, so why do they need to carry?

Castleton: For cell phones, interviewers spoke with the individual answering the phone provided that the individual met the screening criteria (e.g. adult living in Vermont).
THIS MEANS Castelton again did not verify that the respondent actually be a REGISTERED VOTER.

Castleton: Every county in the state is represented within 3 percentage points of its proportion of the state’s population prior to weighting the data.

Castleton: The final data are weighted by county, gender, and age to adjust for differential response rates in order to assure that the data are as representative of the state’s actual adult population as closely as possible.
THIS MEANS Castelton did not use the actual numbers of respondents in each zip code, but weighted them. Since 92% of Vermont's population reside in RURAL areas with a population density of LESS THAN 100 people per square mile, those 7% of Vermont towns with a population density of over 200 per square mile could easily sway the results to the anti-gun response rate. Apparently, most city dwellers do not own hunting rifles or semi-auto rifles, just ask the voters in Burlington ( population density of 2,512 people per square mile!) or maybe Winooski ( population density of 4,720 people per square mile!)
NINETY TWO PERCENT of the Vermont population resides in towns with less than 200 people per square mile!
Castleton cannot weigh the rural towns heavily enough to even compare to the top 20 cities!
At most, Castleton could have selected no more than 30% rural responses.
Asking for the YOUNGEST person at the home reduces the likelihood that the person ACTUALLY owns a firearm .
The accuracy of the number of "gun owners" is nothing more than "trust" in the response, how many people will answer "I don't have any guns in my home" over the telephone when being questioned by a complete stranger who is WRITING THIS INFORMATION DOWN? Frankly, it is NOBODY'S BUSINESS and the question should NOT be asked.
CASTLETON POLL: (Paid for by VPR) Methodology
2016 CASTLETON POLL: The VPR Poll From Vermont Public Radio: Likely Voters
Notice the bullshit correlations: Vermont is only divided into FOUR Regions: Chittenden County, Northern Vermont, Central Vermont, Southern Vermont!
THIS is how Castleton "weighs" their polls! They only divide Vermont into 4 regions.
CASTLETON POLL: (Paid for by VPR) Likely Voters
2016 CASTLETON POLL: The VPR Poll From Vermont Public Radio: Sampling ErrorsCASTLETON POLL: (Paid for by VPR) Sampling Errors
2/19/2016: VT Watchdog "Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs holds gun mixer at Statehouse" By Michael Bielawski"Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs holds gun mixer at Statehouse"
2/16/2016: The War on Guns, Notes from the Resistance… "Bloomberg Hiding under GunLobbyWatch.com Troll Bridge"
A NEW anti-gun group has surfaced in Washington. This one has its website registered by proxy in PANAMA!
Dave Workman noted Gun Lobby Watch was announced last July by the "Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility."
The group's nonprofit corporate filing with the Secretary of State is signed by an agent named Philip Lloyd.
Sound familiar?
He was also Director for the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund for I-594.
"Bloomberg Hiding under GunLobbyWatch.com Troll Bridge"
2/4/2016: NRW/ILA "Vermont: Montpelier’s Assault on the Second Amendment Continues""Vermont: Montpelier’s Assault on the Second Amendment Continues"
2/3/2016: Ethan Allen Institute "Gun Rights in Montpelier’s Crosshairs" by Rob Roper
Burlington Charter Changes
Universal Background Checks
Firearms and insurance carrier disclosure.
"Gun Rights in Montpelier’s Crosshairs"
2/3/2016: VT Watchdog "Bloomberg anti-gun group survives Vermont probe, but legal challenge remains" By Bruce Parker
The system fails to protect the people of Vermont.
"Bloomberg anti-gun group survives Vermont probe, but legal challenge remains"
1/31/16: Sentinel Source (NH) "I'm with Hillary, by Clai Lasher-Sommers "
"Clai Lasher-Sommers writes from Westmoreland. She is a gun violence survivor and a Fellow at the nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety."
BUT, Ann Braden and GunNonsenseVT parade her around as a "domestic violence prevention advocate."
She has been on Bloomberg's payroll for years!
"I'm with Hillary, by Clai Lasher-Sommers "
1/23/2016: CNN Politics "Bloomberg seriously considering White House bid"
A source close to the former mayor has previously told CNN that Bloomberg would seriously consider entering the race if it appeared Donald Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would face Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the general election.
Get ready people for the anti-gun fight of your life!
Bloomberg has already stated he will spend up to $2 BILLION of his money to buy the presidency!
"Bloomberg seriously considering White House bid"
1/22/2016: MAINE Wire "Bloomberg Astroturfed Maine Years Ago"
"Billionaire and former mayor Michael Bloomberg, financial backer of the upcoming “universal background checks” referendum, has had his sights on Maine for at least six years now."
"Bloomberg Astroturfed Maine Years Ago"
1/11/2016: The Truth About Guns "The Trace’s Report on Chicago’s “Crime Guns” (Pt. 1)" by Robert Farago"The Trace’s Report on Chicago’s “Crime Guns” (Pt. 1)"
1/3/2016: New York Times "State Focus and Infusion of Funding Buoy Gun Control Advocates"
HERE is the public admission that Michael Bloomberg is single-handely funding the "grassroots" Everytown for Gun Safety, to the tune of $36 MILLION!
Half a million went to fund Gun Sense Vermont in 2014!!!
And Bloomberg STILL LOST in Vermont!
"State Focus and Infusion of Funding Buoy Gun Control Advocates"
2015 VT Digger Coverage of S31 Universal Background Check bill listing2015 VT Digger Coverage of S31 Universal Background Check bill listing
12/19/2015: The Point (MAINE) "Gap in mental health records, background checks undermines gun safety in Maine, group claims"
Well folks, here you see what we were saying during the S.141 testimony. Michael Bloomberg talking points being used as fact in anti-gun campaigns all over New England.
During testimony for S.141 Gun Sense VT and their minions in other anti-gun groups used the line "Vermont is the only state that doesn't turn over mental health info to the federal NICS system."
The same line has recently been used in New Hampshire.
Now, in Maine.
People, we have got to band together and STOP the Bloomberg Anytown train.
"Gap in mental health records, background checks undermines gun safety in Maine, group claims"
12/16/2015: 114th Congress: THE NEW ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN
"A BILL To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes."

Here it is folks, the new and improved violation of your Constitutional Rights...
Read it carefully.
The TEST will be in November 2016.
THE NEW ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN
"A BILL To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes."
12/16/2015: The HILL "Obama meets with Bloomberg to talk guns"
Just 2 weeks before Obama's Executive Actions, anti-gun Michael Bloomberg has a private meeting with the President on how to restrict the rights of Americans without going through Congress.
"Obama meets with Bloomberg to talk guns"
Days of our Trailers Blog: "Anti-Gun Primer""Anti-Gun Primer"
12/4/2015: My Champlain Valley "Burlington Calling Legislature to Take Action on Its Gun Violence Charter Changes" by Joe Gullo"Burlington Calling Legislature to Take Action on Its Gun Violence Charter Changes"
12/4/2015: Seven Days VT: "Gun Groups Expect Vigorous Debate in Vermont Elections"
Gun Sense getting front page coverage AGAIN!
Burlington charter changes rear their ugly heads again…
"Gun Groups Expect Vigorous Debate in Vermont Elections"
12/3/2015: ABC News "Senate Rejects More Gun Background Checks After CA Attack""Senate Rejects More Gun Background Checks After CA Attack"
10/28/15: NH Political Buzz "Everytown’s gun control: Registration, confiscation and more gun free zones""Everytown’s gun control: Registration, confiscation and more gun free zones"
10/24/2015: The Truth About Guns - "Everytown for Gun Safety Spent $36m on Gun Control Lobbying in 2013""Everytown for Gun Safety Spent $36m on Gun Control Lobbying in 2013"
10/23/2015: TrueNorth Reports - "A Gun Battle Is Brewing: Gun Sense Vermont Plotting New Assault" by Alice Dubenetsky
HERE IT IS FOLKS! Gun Sense and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown are here and conspiring against YOUR rights!
It isn't speculation, but cold hard facts, I mean, DOLLARS!
"A Gun Battle Is Brewing: Gun Sense Vermont Plotting New Assault"
10/21/2015: America's First Freedom, "No Trace Of Truth | Bullying Bernie Sanders To Get To Gun Owners""No Trace Of Truth | Bullying Bernie Sanders To Get To Gun Owners"
10/21/2015: America's First Freedom, "The 40 Percent Lie"
"They keep repeating it because they’re hoping you’ll believe it; they’re banking on the assumption that you’re stupid."
10/21/2015: America's First Freedom, "The 40 Percent Lie"
10/20/2015: *** VT Watchdog - "Vermont gun control group in secretive meetings to devise ‘gun violence’ campaign" ***

Great article by Bruce Parker on the subterfuge Gun Sense is doing to HIDE their anti-gun activities!
Read the full description in the link below...
"Vermont gun control group in secretive meetings to devise ‘gun violence’ campaign"
FULL STORY: On TUESDAY, October 20, GUN SENSE VERMONT was putting on an anti-gun public meeting at the Manchester Community Library, in Manchester Center, VT.
When Gun Owners of Vermont posted that we were going to attend, Ann Braden IMMEDIATELY CHANGED THE LOCATION!
Read the full story here.
FULL STORY: GUN SENSE VERMONT changed location of anti-gun public meeting at the LAST MINUTE to not discuss gun control publicly!
10/8/2015: BULLSHIT POST of the day
Washington Post - "Most gun owners support background checks and other limits. So why aren’t their voices heard?"
“I can’t think of a single issue that has generated more noise and more hype in the gun community than the issue of assault rifles over the last several years,” Michael Weisser, a Vermont gun dealer and NRA opponent...
OK people THIS Weisser guy is a FORMER Massachusetts FFL, but this article says he is a VERMONT dealer. He is radically anti-gun, and has posted articles about breaking federal laws, but we can't pin down which FFL shop he actually owns. Stay away from his shop!
"Most gun owners support background checks and other limits. So why aren’t their voices heard?"
9/29/2015: The Trace - "American Bar Association Calls for Repeal of Stand Your Ground Laws"
A new report by the national lawyers group finds that self-defense laws are racially-biased and provide "a low-cost license to kill." by Mark Obbie
ANOTHER anti-rights speech from BLOOMBERG'S minions.
American Bar Association Calls for Repeal of Stand Your Ground Laws
9/24/2015: Massachusetts man, Mike Weisser (mikethegunguy on the Huffington Post), admits to illegally purchasing a firearm in Vermont!
"You Can Regulate Guns All You Want, But It’s Still The Gun Stupid, It’s The Gun."
"Yesterday I drove up to Vermont, met a guy in a parking lot and bought a Remington 1100 shotgun from him for four hundred bucks. It’s a beautiful gun, 20-gauge, left-handed ejection since I’m right-handed but left-eye dominant, just what I’ve been looking to add to my personal collection of guns. Vermont has no state gun law so we didn’t have to bother with a background check but now that I’m back in my home state of Massachusetts I’m supposed to go on a state website and register the gun. Am I going to bother? Like I’m going on a diet, that’s how I’m going to bother."
Massachusetts man, mikethegunguy Blogs, admits to illegally purchasing a firearm in Vermont!
9/23/2015: America's First Freedom, "No Trace Of Truth | The Inconvenient Truth About Vermont" by Clay Turner
The NRA DESTROYS the Violence Policy Center report that is used by Michael Bloomberg and Ann Braden's Gun Sense Vermont to push gun control as a way to "protect women."
No Trace Of Truth, article destroys Bloomberg's LIES about Vermont!
September 2015: VT WATCHDOG Whitepaper: "Second Amendment Rights Under Fire"Guide: Second Amendment rights under fire!
9/14/2015: Intellectual Takeout.org, by Daniel Lattier "The Emerging Victimhood Culture is Scary"
This is EXACTLY what Pro-2A groups have been saying for years!
Refusal to defend one's self is a psychological issue.
Refusal to defend another person is a psychological issue.
Fear of firearms is a psychological issue.
Trying to get the government to persecute others that have done nothing to them is a psychological issue.
Gun control is a psychological issue.
We need a cure...
What we have been saying for years about the "Victim Mentality" is now being analyzed.
9/12/2015: WPTZ - "System doesn't surveil attempted gun purchases by felons"
"Police say notifications would be beneficial"
The next push for Universal Background Checks and Government monitoring of purchases
9/11/2015: WND, "KNOX GUN-RIGHTS REPORT: Mainers, defend your gun rights!"
MAINE is now under attack from Michael Bloomberg!!
Vermont smacked Bloomberg down on Universal Background checks, so he is attacking Maine wholesale!
>BR>Mainers should reference their new law regarding limits on out-of-state organizations placing measures on Maine's ballot (LD 176).
MAINE is now under attack from Michael Bloomberg!!
9/2/2015: Bloomberg's The Trace, Four Reasons Women Are Such Common Gun Straw PurchasersMore Bloomberg bullshit
9/1/2015: The TRUTH About GUNS, Everytown for Gun Safety’s #whateverittakes social media campaign throws the gun control movement’s fanaticism into stark relief. Whatever it takes to enact gun control laws, we’re committed to doing…#whateverittakes Reveals Gun Control Advocates’ Lack of Morality By Robert Farago
9/2015: CASTLETON POLL: Vermont Issues Poll
Notice NONE of targeted respondents even mentioned gun control!!!
It is NOT an issue Vermonters want!
September 2015: CASTLETON POLL: Vermont Issues Poll
8/30/2015: Breitbart, Study: Chicago Criminals Avoid Gun Shows, Internet Sales, Buy Guns On Street
A new study conducted by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, inmates in the Cook County jail said they get they guns on the streets from “personal connections” rather that outlets like guns shows and the internet.
Study: Chicago Criminals Avoid Gun Shows, Internet Sales, Buy Guns On Street
8/29/2015: Chicago Sun Times, Survey: Crooks get guns from pals, don't keep them longSurvey: Crooks get guns from pals, don't keep them long
8/21/2015: PJ Media, by Liz Shield
Don’t Let Agenda-Driven Bureaucrats Set Policy on Guns and Mental Health
Nice editorial regarding the latest lies from John Feinblatt, "president and gun-grabbing propagandist extraordinaire for Everytown for Gun Safety..."
Don’t Let Agenda-Driven Bureaucrats Set Policy on Guns and Mental Health
8/18/2015: OREGON: "Bloomberg outspends NRA 15 to 1 for Oregon background checks"
Immediately after FAILING to pass Universal Background Checks in Vermont, Bloomberg targeted Oregon with $750,000 and won.
Vermont is stronger than it appears thanks to gun owners like YOU!
"Bloomberg outspends NRA 15 to 1 for Oregon background checks"
8/15/15: Firearm Owners Against Crime "The Dangers of Universal Background Checks"
An important message from the Virginia Citizens Defense League about Bloomberg's anti-gun campaign.
"The Dangers of Universal Background Checks"
8/14/2015: Daily Caller "The Dangerous “Background Check” Lie""The Dangerous “Background Check” Lie"
8/13/2015: LightWorker - "CBS News Investigative Journalist Explains How Mainstream Media Brainwashes The Masses" by Light Worker
This is a great TED Talk about how to spot mainstream media lies. -LW
A MUST WATCH VIDEO. I just wish she mentioned Gun Control by name.
"CBS News Investigative Journalist Explains How Mainstream Media Brainwashes The Masses"
2015: Meet Bloomberg: Is He Preparing to Run for President?Bloomberg EXPOSED
07/23/2015: GUNS.com
Everytown backs closing the ‘Terror Gap’ to stop future shootings (by adding more names to the NICS system of SUSPECTED terrorists).
Watch lists are prone to false positives and strip "due process" rights to the named individuals.
Everytown backs closing the ‘Terror Gap’
7/22/2015: America's 1st Freedom - "No Trace Of Truth | Why Can't They Trust The Military With Guns?" by Clay TurnerWhy Can't They Trust The Military With Guns?
July 21, 2015: Best States for Gun Owners 2015,
(Vermont is #2 because we are under constant assault from the anti-gunners!
Best States for Gun Owners 2015
7/18/2015: LA Times - "Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security"
How the Obama Administration is passing gun conrtrol by circuventing the law and creating new policies that violate the rights of law-abiding American citizens.
Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security
7/9/2015: The TRACE (Bloomberg's anti-gun website): "Vermont’s Long, Strange Trip to Gun-Rights Paradise"
"Why the Green Mountain State and its singular history are to thank for new laws that allow the concealed carry of guns without a permit."
HUGE ARTICLE ABOUT VERMONT'S HISTORY AGAINST GUN CONTROL. GoVT's Ed Cutler is often quoted, and even gets in the last word!
"Vermont’s Long, Strange Trip to Gun-Rights Paradise"
Gun Control: Bloomberg is attacking states that do not report "mental health" records to the NICS.
Vermont got hit with S.141 in 2015.
Gun control group says Wyoming isn’t submitting enough mental health backgrounds
7/4/2015: Slow Facts "Is That Common Sense Gun Control.. or More Spin?" by Rob Morse
An analysis of numerous anti-gun talking points:
“common sense gun safety regulations”
Universal background checks
Regulate gun esthetics
Gun buy backs
Close the “gun show loophole”
Firearms registration disarms criminals
Mandatory storage requirements
Abstinence education and gun safety
"Is That Common Sense Gun Control.. or More Spin?"
Jul 2, 2015: WCAX Article
Jul 3, 2015: Radio news response.
A former Vermont state legislator is wasting no time exploiting the shooting of a firearms instructor in Westford to advance the political agenda that got her voted out of office.
Darryl Montague, 48, of Westford, is fighting for his life at UVM Medical Center.
Former Representative Linda Waite-Simpson represented Essex, which neighbors Westford in the state Legislature.
She paid the ultimate political price in November 2014, losing her re-election campaign largely because she proposed new regulations on firearms.
Now, Waite-Simpson, who ironically has become an advocate for physician assisted suicide, tells WCAX News that the tragedy in Westford is a justification for gun control - this despite the fact that Vermont is third from the bottom in the US when it comes to firearms-related deaths and injuries.
Meanwhile, gun rights and shooting sports groups across Vermont are rallying to collect blood for Montague, who is in stable but critical condition at UVM Medical Center.
Police say he was shot once in the abdomen and twice in the face by 31 year old Veronica Lewis of Worcester, who's been charged with first degree attempted murder.

WGMT News via WCAX
Westford shooting raises questions on gun regulation, By Kyle Midura
06/26/2015: Boston Globe - "A look back at the Stop Handgun Violence billboards"
An anti-gun newspaper in an anti-gun state reminisces about the good old days of propagenda and lies perpetrated by Bloomberg money.
"A look back at the Stop Handgun Violence billboards"
06/26/15: Legal Solutions Blog by Melissa Sachs
Bloomberg cited as using the tragedy for political gain!
Brady Center blamed for $200K legal fee ruling against Aurora victim’s parents!
Bloomberg victimizes the victims AGAIN!
$200K legal fee ruling against Aurora victim’s parents
06/25/2015: Townhall.com
Bloomberg caught in ANOTHER lie!
Bloomberg's Everytown Falsely Claims Credit Belonging to Gun Industry For Improvement in Background Check System
Jun 24, 2015: Vermont Digger
Watch the 2nd phase of gun control go into action for 2016.
Phase 1 (in 2013 & 2015) was "gun control".
Phase 2 (in 2014 & 2016) is "domestic violence".
They tag-team each session as a coordinated effort to restrict the rights of ALL Vermonters by playing up the same issues every session!
2017: Domestic Violence was again used to pass H422 through the House Judiciary.
Report: Domestic violence caused most of Vermont’s homicides in 2014
6/15/2015: Washington Examiner - "Secret revealed: Bloomberg funds new gun news site, 'The Trace'""Secret revealed: Bloomberg funds new gun news site, 'The Trace'"
Report: June 17, 2015 by John R Lott
New Violence Policy Center “study” on guns recycles old claims using Justifiable Homicide data

The Hill Newspaper reports on a “new” Violence Police Center (VPC) study.
Debunking the anti-gun Violence Policy Center report that firearms are NOT used for self defense.
05/28/2015: BLOOMBERG ATTACKS MAINE!
The Maine Chiefs of Police effort to convince lawmakers to reject the proposal has been backed by a volley of paid radio, TV and Web advertising from Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a political group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a well-known gun control advocate who has financed efforts to counter the NRA on a wide range of state and federal gun legislation.
How much Bloomberg’s group has spent attempting to influence the vote on L.D. 652 is unknown.
The group is using indirect lobbying, trying to coax the public to convince state lawmakers to vote against a particular piece of legislation.
State lobbying disclosure laws only require groups to report their advocacy efforts when lobbyists make direct contact with state lawmakers.
Maine Senate votes for permit-free concealed handguns
May 26, 2015: Times Argus: GUNS
Second Amendment activists showed up in force over the course of the debate, a demonstration of the intensity of the opposition to background checks and other gun-control measures.
A look back at an historic session
5/27/15: The Jurist "Vermont: When Armed and Safe Is Not Enough" by Joyce Lee Malcolm"Vermont: When Armed and Safe Is Not Enough"
5/14/2015: Breitbart "How Much Did It Cost Bloomberg to Force Gun Control on Oregonians?"
Oregon Senate passed Universal Background Checks on April 14, 2015. The Oregon Secretary of State released official campaign donation figures, they showed that Senator Chuck Riley actually received $75,000 from the Bloomberg-funded group.

Bloomberg spent $500,000 in Vermont, AND LOST!
He WILL be back in 2017!
"How Much Did It Cost Bloomberg to Force Gun Control on Oregonians?"
May 11, 2015: JURIST: by Allan Rostron (Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence)
Slanted view of gun control from a STATIST viewpoint.
The Bitter Battle Over Guns Continues
(But the statists like this won't give up!)
JURIST: by Taylor Gillan
Vermont governor signs new gun restrictions into law
Vermont governor signs new gun restrictions into law
May 1, 2015: Vermont Biz
(S.141 Commentary)
Governor signs bill on gun possession
May 1, 2015: Vermont Public Radio
(S.141 Commentary)
Shumlin Signs Gun Bill Behind Closed Doors
5/1/2015: Seven Days "Shumlin Signs Gun Bill"
S.141
"Shumlin Signs Gun Bill"
Apr 30, 2015: Stowe Reporter
"Gun Sense Vermont and Bloomberg’s Everytown spend big but still lose gun fight"
Gun Sense VT spends more money than they made!
4/30/2015: Seven Days "House Panel Smacks Down Burlington Gun Rules"
MY Comments on 04/30/2015: "There was NO "overwhelming" support for the charter changes!
Burlington statistics:
42,282 residents
29,685 registered voters
70%
Only 26% of the registered voters actually voted on these gun ordinances!
The margin of results at most was 12%.
On the safe storage ordinance there was only a FIVE PERCENT difference of the total voters!
Mayor Weinberger claims, on VPR, "that the people of Burlington overwhelming supported them".
GunSenseVT says it was overwhelming.
Five percent of the voters is in absolutely no way, overwhelming support!
At all of the public hearings, the overwhelming support came from people whose Rights will be violated, AGAINST Bloomberg-sponsored gun control."
Burlington charter changes H90, H91, H92 were shot down in flames!
Only ONE committee member supported them, JOANNA COLE.
Her GunSense campaign contributions:
08/22/14 $200
09/03/14 $200
10/02/14 $200.
"House Panel Smacks Down Burlington Gun Rules"
04/28/2015: GUNS.COM by Chris Eger
(S.141 Commentary)
This article mentions us by name with a word that is sure to throw Ann Braden into a tizzy: "the grassroots Gun Owners of Vermont…"
Gun control groups outspend NRA 5 to 1 in Vermont, lose on background checks
04/28/2015: VT Watchdog - "Gun Sense Vermont and Bloomberg’s Everytown spend big but still lose gun fight" by Bruce Parker
(S.141 Commentary)
Gun Sense Vermont and Bloomberg’s Everytown spend big but still lose gun fight
4/28/2015: Watchdog
"Gun Sense Vermont and Bloomberg’s Everytown spend big but still lose gun fight"
"Gun Sense Vermont and Bloomberg’s Everytown spend big but still lose gun fight"
4/23/2015: Seven Days "Senate Sends Gun Bill to Shumlin"
S.141
"Gun Sense Vermont, which advocated for the bill, spent $41,431 on lobbying, $9,401 on advertising and $947 on expenses. "
But the provisions in S.141 had NOTHING to do with Universal Background Checks, the ONLY thing that Gun Sense says they want!
"Senate Sends Gun Bill to Shumlin"
04/22/2015: Seven Days VT "Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive"
A defining article on how the anti-gun media portrays people who's only desire is to restrict the rights of others for her own public agenda.
Notice the article uses the passage "Her online petition grew into Gun Sense Vermont, a well-organized, well-financed advocacy group that describes itself as an "independent, grassroots organization started by Vermonters, run by Vermonters, and focused on closing the gaps in Vermont's gun laws."
ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN DEBUNKED NUMEROUS TIMES.
"The group claims that about 5,000 members have delivered 1,400 letters to their senators this legislative session."
And that is why ONLY FIFTY "Green Shirts" showed up at the State House in 2015 for their own Universal Background Check legislation hearing!!!
THOSE people were bussed in from CT and MA as those "Green Shirts" WERE COLLECTED AT THE DOOR AS THEY LEFT!
"I think they've been bought and paid for," Cutler said of Gun Sense.
"Cutler bases his suspicions on how quickly the group came together — hiring a lobbying firm, contributing $29,000 to legislative candidates last fall and spending $78,000 last year on lobbying. Under questioning in the House Judiciary Committee, Braden acknowledged Gun Sense pays her a salary. She later said the group has one part-time and two full-time staffers, including her"
"Braden conceded that she looks to national organizations for information but said she is unwilling to disclose Gun Sense Vermont's donors, in order to protect them."
"An Uber driver with a concealed handgun prevented a mass shooting in Chicago"
4/20/2015: 1MMAGC - "It's All Smoke And Mirrors From Team #Gunsense"
Article on the deceptive practices (AKA "deception, misdirection and outright lies") of the anti-gun radicals.
It's All Smoke And Mirrors From Team #Gunsense
04/16/2015: VT Watchdog: "Vermont gunners defeat near-permanent gun grab against mentally ill" by Bruce Parker
(S.141 Commentary)
Vermont gunners defeat near-permanent gun grab against mentally ill
4/16/2015: S.141 Public Commentary from our friend Edward Jaffe (R.I.P.)S.141 Public Commentary from our friend Edward Jaffe
4/16/2015: Seven Days "House Backs Gun Bill""House Backs Gun Bill"
4/7/2015: OREGON LIVE: "Internet gun sales in Oregon creating dangerous, unregulated market, report claims"
The SAME tactic that Bloomberg has used in a dozen states since 2006 pushes Oregon over the edge.
"Internet gun sales in Oregon creating dangerous, unregulated market, report claims"
4/1/2015: True North "A Gun Battle in Vermont" By Alice Dubenetsky"A Gun Battle in Vermont"
4/1/15: NRA America's 1st Freedom "Welcome To Michael Bloomberg's Gangsta's Paradise (aka Vermont)"
Bloomberg's attack on Vermont.
"Welcome To Michael Bloomberg's Gangsta's Paradise (aka Vermont)"
Mar 30, 2015: Times Argus
(S.141 Commentary)
Capitol Beat: House Speaker gets it done again
03/26/2015: VT Watchdog - "Vermont Senate approves controversial gun control bill" by Bruce Parker
(S.141 Commentary)
Vermont Senate approves controversial gun control bill
03/26/2015: WAMC - Northeast Public Radio
(S.141 Commentary)
Vermont Senate Moves Gun Bill To House For Consideration
Vermont Senate Moves Gun Bill To House For Consideration
03/25/2015: WCAX
(S.141 Commentary)
"Gun control bill wins strong support in Vt. Senate"
"Gun control bill wins strong support in Vt. Senate"
03/25/2015: WAMC - Northeast Public Radio
(S.141 Commentary)
Vermont Senate Advances Trimmed-Down Gun Ownership Bill
Vermont Senate Advances Trimmed-Down Gun Ownership Bill
3/25/2015: Seven Days "By Lopsided Vote, Vermont Senate Approves New Gun Regulations""By Lopsided Vote, Vermont Senate Approves New Gun Regulations"
03/24/2015: Gun Owners of America
State Alerts
Billionaire Bloomberg Still Trying to Buy Vermont
Billionaire Bloomberg Still Trying to Buy Vermont
3/24/2015: Bearing Arms - '“Grass Roots” Activists Confirms Bloomberg Control Of VT Anti-Gun Group'
"Opponents of S.141 have seized on the comments, insisting they prove that Gun Sense Vermont is not a Vermont-based grass-roots group. Ed Cutler, president of Gun Owners of Vermont, in a statement distributed by the Vermont Second Amendment Coalition, tied the Gun Sense group to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Everytown For Gun Safety."
“The Gun Owners of Vermont have been saying that Gun Sense Vermont was funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg for two years. We applaud Sen. Dick Sears for uncovering the truth. Now that it is known, we hope the rest of their lies about the good and honest people of Vermont are realized,” Cutler said in his statement.
"“Grass Roots” Activists Confirms Bloomberg Control Of VT Anti-Gun Group"
03/23/2015: VT Watchdog - "Lobbyist for VT ‘grassroots’ gun control group admits taking orders from out of state" by Bruce Parker
(S.141 Commentary)
Lobbyist for VT ‘grassroots’ gun control group admits taking orders from out of state
02/21/2015: Gun Owners of Vermont
EVIDENCE: Montpelier VT, Senate Judiciary Committee meeting 3/19/15.
Listen to this exchange between a Gun Sense lobbyist and Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Dick Sears.
The Necrason employee admits that they need "national expertise" before they can "approve" the changes to S.141.
The audio gets better when the lobbyist insults the Senate Committee and legal council...
Folks, Gun Sense and their lobbyists, are taking marching orders from Michael Bloomberg's national organizations!
Gun Sense Vermont is ASTROTURF!
MUST WATCH!
Evidence that Gun Sense VT is Not Grassroots!
Gun Sense and Necrason taking orders from NATIONAL GROUP!
3/19/2015: Manchester Journal: Gun sense? Not yet
Another anti-rights newspaper fawning concern over the unarmed citizenry.

The comments are more interesting than the article.
Gun sense? Not yet
Mar 18, 2015: Vermont Digger
(S.141 Commentary)
Benning says his ‘yes’ vote on gun bill came with concessions from Democrats
Benning says his ‘yes’ vote on gun bill came with concessions from Democrats
3/17/15: VT Digger "Benning says his ‘yes’ vote on gun bill came with concessions from Democrats""Benning says his ‘yes’ vote on gun bill came with concessions from Democrats"
2/28/2015: One Million Moms Against Gun Control series "Growing Astroturf" Part 1Growing Astroturf, The Manufacturing of "Gunsense" Part 1
3/6/2015: One Million Moms Against Gun Control series "Growing Astroturf" Part 2Growing Astroturf, The Manufacturing of "Gunsense" Part 2
3/16/2015: One Million Moms Against Gun Control series "Growing Astroturf" Part 3Growing Astroturf, The Manufacturing of "Gunsense" Part 3
Mar 16, NEW BILL NUMBER Released
(S.141 Commentary)
New Senate Gun Bill has new number
March 13, 2015: WPTZ
Testimony heard about revised gun legislation
Senate Judiciary Committee expected to vote Friday
Testimony heard about revised gun legislation
03/14/2015: Seven Days: "Vermont Senate Poised for First Gun Rights Debate in Years"
(S.141 Commentary)
"Vermont Senate Poised for First Gun Rights Debate in Years"
Mar 13, 2015: WPTZ
Gun legislation impossible in Vermont? Maybe not.
Senate panel unanimously approves narrowly-focused bill
Senate panel unanimously approves narrowly-focused bill
03/13/2015: My Champlain Valley: Committee Passes Vermont Gun Possession Bill(Senate Committee Gun Bill)
Mar 13, 2015: WVNY Chan 44, Committee Passes Vermont Gun Possession BillCommittee Passes Vermont Gun Possession Bill
03/13/2015: NRA-ILA: Vermont: Lawmakers Press Forward With Gun Bill:(Senate Committee Gun Bill)
3/11/2015: Another anti-rights piece from a "writer and former educator" from North Calais.
States the debate over gun control has been civil, even though the article goes on to use inflamatory verbiage in attacking the NRA and gun rights supporters (twisted paranoia, manipulative, morally bankrupt, craven, unbridled mayhem, protection racket, post-apocalyptic, horrors, absurdly unlikely, hyped hysterically, NRA paranoia machine, hallucination, lunacy, and delirium).
Another unbiased gun control piece. What a joke.
ANTI-GUN Propaganda
Walt Amses: Majoring in Mayhem
Mar 11, 2015: Seven Days
(S.31 Commentary)
"Suicide Prevention Could Unite Both Sides of Gun Battle" By Nancy Remsen
References to the New Hampshire "Gun Shop Project" that GoVT and the Vermont Federation of Sportsman's Clubs want to investigate for use in Vermont.
Reference GoVT testimony: Gun Owners of Vermont Analysis of Mental Health portion of S31
Senator Ayer's pushing to turn over mental health records is in direct opposition to the effectivness of this program!
02/28/2015: Free RepublicBloomberg Backed Gun Bill Dead in Vermont
02/27/2015: Ammoland Shooting Sports News
(S.31 Commentary) By Dean Weingarten
Bloomberg Backed Gun Bill Dead in Vermont
02/27/2015: Gunalizer
(S.31 Commentary)
Gun Rights Groups Defeat Bloomberg In Vermont
Feb 25, 2015: WPTZ
(S.31 Commentary)
Tempers flare at Statehouse gun hearing: Lawmakers test support for scaled-down bill
Tempers flare at Statehouse gun hearing
Feb 24, 2015: Seven Days
(S.31 Commentary)
Gun Control Supporters Concede Defeat on Background Checks
Gun Control Supporters Concede Defeat on Background Checks
Feb 24, 2015: VPR
(S.31 Commentary)
Sears To Gun Owners Of Vermont: 'I'm Not Afraid Of You'
Audio included.
Sears To Gun Owners Of Vermont: 'I'm Not Afraid Of You'
2/25/2015: VT Digger - "Sears lashes out at gun rights witness, then kills bill"
S.141 Commentary
"Sears lashes out at gun rights witness, then kills bill"
Feb 24, 2015: WCAX
(S.31 Commentary)
In Vermont, uncertainty on keeping guns from mentally ill
In Vermont, uncertainty on keeping guns from mentally ill
Feb 24, 2015: Burlington Free Press "Lawmakers Ponder Guns, Mental Illness"
S.141
"Lawmakers Ponder Guns, Mental Illness"
Feb 23, 2015: VT Digger by Bill SpranoWilliam Sprano: Common sense about S.31
Feb 20, 2015: Valley News
(S.31 Commentary)
Sponsor: Gun Bill Will Change
Sponsor: Gun Bill Will Change
02/20/2015: Bennington Banner
Physicians support legislation to enhance background checks (Reprint of Morgan True's VT Digger article with Ed Cutler's photo!)
Physicians support legislation to enhance background checks (Reprint of Morgan True's VT Digger article with Ed Cutler's photo!)
02/20/2015: VT Digger, Physicians support proposed gun legislationPhysicians support proposed gun legislation
2/20/2015: VTDigger "Physicians support proposed gun legislation"
Christopher Barsotti, an emergency department physician at Southwestern Medical Center in Bennington, is on the advisory board for the National Medical Council on Gun Violence. The group aims to elevate the role of emergency medicine as a stakeholder in the debate over gun regulation in the U.S., he said.
“We are the ones that have to deal with this,” he said, adding that he and his colleagues not only treat gunshot victims..." PLURAL.
In TESTIMONY he stated flatly that he HAS TREATED MORE GUNSHOT WOUNDS IN VERMONT THAN HE EVER DID IN CHICAGO'S EMERGENCY ROOM!
Yes, he said that!
"Physicians support proposed gun legislation"
2/19/2015: My Champlain Valley "Burlington Gun Charter Changes Considered by Lawmakers" By Steph Machado"Burlington Gun Charter Changes Considered by Lawmakers"
Feb 18, 2015: Vermont Watchdog
(S.31 Commentary)
Background check bill in peril after Vermont police chiefs shoot it down
Background check bill in peril after Vermont police chiefs shoot it down
2/18/2015: True North Reports "Vermont Chiefs, Gun Owners Rebuff Gun Sense Initiative" by Alice Dubenetsky"Vermont Chiefs, Gun Owners Rebuff Gun Sense Initiative"
02/13/2015: Gun Owners of America STATE ALERT: "Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Once Again Tries to buy New Hampshire"
NH under attack by Bloomberg UBCs!
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Once Again Tries to buy New Hampshire
02/13/2015: Bloomberg View - "Liberal Vermont Goes Gun Crazy"
In this article, Bloomberg's own organization ADMITS to helping GUN SENSE VT against the citizens of Vermont!

"Everytown for Gun Safety, which is supported by Michael Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent of Bloomberg News, has aided Gun Sense Vermont."
Bloomberg has paid for Gun Sense Vermont's lobbyist, paid for NATIONAL advertising for a smear campaign against Vermonters & legal FFLs, paid for an illegal undercover "sting" operation to entrap "potential" buyers as "felons buying guns without background checks", and so much more...
WANNA GET MAD? Read the quote: "Yet why would one of the nation's most liberal states -- fail to extend background checks to cover gun shows and Internet sales? For the same reason that the nation as a whole failed: ?a well-organized and fanatical minority has sensitized political leaders to the most exquisite forms of unreason."
I guess Gun Owners of Vermont pissed Bloomberg off!
Liberal Vermont Goes Gun Crazy
02/13/2015: Bearing Arms by Bob Owens
More “Gun Crazy” Deception At Bloomberg
More “Gun Crazy” Deception At Bloomberg
02/12/2015: Vermont Edition
(S.31 Commentary)
Chris Bradley (Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs) Debates Ann Braden (Gun Sense Vermont) on the air
2/11/2015: Rutland Hearald - "Hundreds turn out for gun bill hearing" by Josh O’Gorman
(S.31 Commentary)
Hundreds turn out for gun bill hearing
02/11/2015: GUN.COM, Crowds of vocal citizens swarm Vermont statehouse for background check hearingCrowds of vocal citizens swarm Vermont statehouse for background check hearing
2/11/2015: Vermont Watchdog - "Licensed gun dealers in VT face risks from background checks" by Bruce Parker
(S.31 Commentary)
Licensed gun dealers in VT face risks from background checks
02/11/2015: WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Hearing On Gun Bill Packs StatehouseHearing On Gun Bill Packs Statehouse
02/11/2015: WAMC - Northeast Public Radio
(S31 commentary)
Hearing On Gun Bill Packs Statehouse
Hearing On Gun Bill Packs Statehouse
S31 commentary
2/11/2015: VT Digger: "Public hearing on gun bill draws big crowd to Montpelier" by Morgan True
(S.31 Commentary)
Public hearing on gun bill draws big crowd to Montpelier
2/11/2015 VPR AUDIO - "Gun Rights Activists Crowd Statehouse Hearing" by Peter HirschfeldGun Rights Activists Crowd Statehouse Hearing
2/11/15: VPR "Gun Rights Activists Crowd Statehouse Hearing"
S.31 hearings
"Gun Rights Activists Crowd Statehouse Hearing"
Feb 10, 2015: Public Testimony on Anti-Gun Bill S.31 at the Vermont State HouseYouTube Playlist of individual testimonies
Feb 10, 2015 ARTICLE: Associated Press
(S.31 Commentary)
Hundreds pack Vermont Statehouse to debate gun bill
Hundreds pack Vermont Statehouse to debate gun bill
Feb 10, 2015 ARTICLE: The Truth About Guns: By Robert Farago
(S.31 Commentary)
Vermont to Gun Control Advocates: GTFO. Again. Still.
Vermont to Gun Control Advocates: GTFO
02/10/2015: HarmonyCentral.com (forum)
Does Vermont Need More Gun Control?
Gun Owners of Vermont post is referenced on page 4!
Does Vermont Need More Gun Control?
Feb 10, 2015: Burlington Free Press
"Passions high as Vermonters React to Gun Bill"
Passions high as Vermonters React to Gun Bill
2/10/15: WCAX "Proposed gun bill under fire in Vermont"
S.31 coverage from 2015.
Universal Background Registration Checks have been defeated for the last FOUR years, but they WILL BE BACK in 2017!
Get Ready People!
"Proposed gun bill under fire in Vermont"
2/9/2015: The Green Mountain Independent "PROGRESSIVES DIVIDED OVER GUN CONTROL"
Back when Zuckerman had his head down. With the dems in control of the legislature, he has come out swinging to destroy the Vermont Constitution.
"PROGRESSIVES DIVIDED OVER GUN CONTROL"
02/06/2015: Summary Judgement: MUST SEE! - Everytown for gun safety's flawed firearm report in VermontWATCH this amazing discussion on Bloomberg's "Hiding in Plain Sight" fraudulent 'sting' and fabricated report below!
Is there ANY question as to the coordinated effort against the law abiding citizens of Vermont by Gun Sense VT and Bloomberg's Everytown (MAIG + MDA)?
Time to kick Gun Sense VT and Everytown out of Vermont!
02/06/2015: * VIDEO * Summary Judgement
CT Attorney Rachel Baird's "Summary Judgement" Video Program: "Everytown for gun safety's flawed firearm report in Vermont"
This is THE video that exposes the Bloomberg attack on Vermont and damaged the reputation of Crossfire Arms LLC.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger AND Montpelier Mayor John Hollar, BOTH KNEW about this undercover sting operation before it was released to the public, because THEY were part of the PRESS RELEASE 1/21/2015!
CT Attorney Rachel Baird's "Everytown for gun safety's flawed firearm report in Vermont" Part 1/2.
02/07/2015: * VIDEO * Summary Judgement
CT Attorney Rachel Baird's "Summary Judgement" Video Program: "Everytown for gun safety's flawed firearm report in Vermont"
This is THE video that exposes the Bloomberg attack on Vermont and damaged the reputation of Crossfire Arms LLC.
This video introduces Gun Owners of Vermont's video rebuttal of the Gun Sense VT's Universal Background Check anti-gun video!
GoVT video starts at the 7:30 into the video!
WHICH legislators in Montpelier were involved in the final report? See segment at approximately 36:00 mins!
CT Attorney Rachel Baird's "Summary Judgement" Video Program "Everytown for gun safety's flawed firearm report in Vermont" Part 2/2.
02/07/2015: Summary Judgement PT2: MUST SEE! - Everytown for gun safety's flawed firearm report in Vermont CONTINUEDWATCH the continuing discussion on Bloomberg's "Hiding in Plain Sight" fraudulent 'sting' and fabricated report!

Looks as if the Gun Owners of Vermont video analysis of the Gun Sense Background Check video is being used to support Crossfire Arms' lawsuit!!
2/3/2015: Vermont Watchdog Report - "Vermont gun dealer caught up in anti-gun crossfire" by Bruce Parker"Vermont gun dealer caught up in anti-gun crossfire"
02/02/2015: Masaad Ayoob: THE ETHICS OF “EVERYTOWN”
Even world reknown self-defense experts are looking at Vermont with a keen eye for attacks on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
THE ETHICS OF “EVERYTOWN”
2/2/2015: VT Digger "Vermont firearms dealer threatens to sue Everytown for Gun Safety"
Crossfire Arms was slandered in Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun "sting" operation that ran in concert with Gun Sense Vermont's Universal Background Check bill S.31.
"Vermont firearms dealer threatens to sue Everytown for Gun Safety"
2/2015: CASTLETON POLL: Issues Facing Vermonters in 2015
Notice only 2% of targeted respondents even mentioned gun control!!!
February 2015 CASTLETON POLL: Issues Facing Vermonters in 2015
1/13/2015: Gun Owners of Vermont VIDEO ANALYSIS of Gun Sense Vermont's Universal Background Check videoGun Owners of Vermont VIDEO analysis of Gun Sense Vermont's Universal Background Check video
1/29/2015: GUNS.com "Strong early opposition to Vermont gun control efforts, to include the Governor""Strong early opposition to Vermont gun control efforts, to include the Governor"
01/28/2015: Vermont Biz.com
Gun rights group, Shumlin oppose Senate gun bill
Gun rights group, Shumlin oppose Senate gun bill
Jan 28, 2015: Burlington Free Press
(S.31 Commentary)
Gun owners: Abandon background-check bill
1/28/2015: VT Watchdog "Vermont senate leader misfires with gun control pitch at massive gun rally" by Bruce Parker
"Speaking at a large pro-gun rally at the Vermont statehouse Tuesday, state Sen. John Campbell told law-abiding Vermonters they would need to undergo criminal background checks before buying guns."
"The speech went over like a jammed firearm."
"Vermont senate leader misfires with gun control pitch at massive gun rally"
Jan 24, 2015: Vermonters for Liberty meeting
Dr. Robert Emmons describes S.31 disarming people who are at risk as misguided.
"Psychologists are really lousey at predicting violence. It is a serious mistake to 'medicalize' it, and to image that doctors are going to solve this problem."
"Psychologists are really lousey at predicting violence"
01/24/2015: The Daily Caller, Yet Again, Bloomberg Ignores Existing Laws To Argue For Additional LawsBloomberg Ignores Existing Laws To Argue For Additional Laws
1/24/15: Guns N Freedom "Democrat Says No To Background Checks For Gun Purchases?"
S31 Universal Background Check bill article
"Democrat Says No To Background Checks For Gun Purchases?"
01/22/2015: NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
Vermont: Bloomberg and Out-of-State Anti-Gun Forces Target Vermont
Bloomberg and Out-of-State Anti-Gun Forces Target Vermont
01/22/2015: Vermont Press Bureau: Rutland Herald / Times Argus
Gun bill introduced in the Vermont Senate
Gun bill introduced in the Vermont Senate
01/22/2015: True North Reports, Alice Dubenetsky
Will Vermonters Defend Their Second Amendment Rights?
Will Vermonters Defend Their Second Amendment Rights?
1/22/2015: VERMONT Guns.com "Everytown sting claims 1 in 24 online gun buyers prohibited from possessing guns""Everytown sting claims 1 in 24 online gun buyers prohibited from possessing guns"
1/22/2015: Bearing Arms "Bloomberg’s Everytown Uses Fake “Study” To Push For Gun Control In Vermont"
S.31 goes NATIONAL NEWS!
"Bloomberg’s Everytown Uses Fake “Study” To Push For Gun Control In Vermont"
1/21/2015: PA Gun Blog "Bloomberg Probing our Defenses in the Green Mountain State""Bloomberg Probing our Defenses in the Green Mountain State"
01/20/2015: Vermont Watchdog
Democrat state senator: Gun background checks unnecessary in Vermont
Democrat state senator: Gun background checks unnecessary in Vermont
"Gun rights group fires back at new proposed legislation"
S.31 Universal Background Checks
"Gun rights group fires back at new proposed legislation"
1/15/2015: GUNS.COM "Expanded background checks on deck in Vermont (VIDEO)"
Gun Owners of Vermont's 2015 "Say NO to Universal Background Checks" video features prominently on the page!
"Expanded background checks on deck in Vermont (VIDEO)"
01/14/2015: Vermont Press Bureau: Rutland Herald / Times ArgusGun bill set for State House showdown
01/14/2015: SHTF Plan.com
Vermont Sees Gun Control Push Despite Few Problems: “A solution in search of a problem? We don’t seem to have a problem”

Gun Owners of Vermont's YouTube VIDEO!
Vermont Sees Gun Control Push Despite Few Problems
01/14/2015: Seven Days VT: Shot in the Dark: Montpelier's Next Gun BattleMontpelier's Next Gun Battle
1/14/15: VT Digger "Gun control group launches drive for universal background checks""Gun control group launches drive for universal background checks"
1/13/2015: Gun Owners of Vermont VIDEO ANALYSIS of the proposed S.31 Universal Background Checks.Gun Owners of Vermont VIDEO analysis of S.31 Universal Background Check bill
01/13/2015: Vermont Watchdog
(S.31 Commentary)
Senate leader bringing controversial background checks to Vermont
Senate leader bringing controversial background checks to Vermont
1/13/2015: Gun Owners of Vermont Analysis of the proposed S.31 Universal Background Checks.Complete UBC Analysis Report delivered by Gun Owners of Vermont to the Legislature on January, 13.
01/12/2015: Bloomberg's Everytown BOGUS Press Release (just in time for Gun Sense's press conference two days later)NEW ANALYSIS OF FBI DATA SHOWS FEDERAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM HAS BLOCKED THOUSANDS OF GUN SALES TO DANGEROUS PEOPLE IN VERMONT
01/12/2015: Street Insider, (perfectly timed to the EXACT date that Bloomberg report was released!)

New Analysis Of FBI Data Shows Federal Criminal Background Check System Has Blocked Thousands Of Gun Sales To Dangerous People In Vermont
Federal Criminal Background Check System Has Blocked Thousands Of Gun Sales To Dangerous People In Vermont
01/09/2015: The Daily Signal
The New Sneaky Tactic Gun Control Advocates Are Embracing
The New Sneaky Tactic Gun Control Advocates Are Embracing
01/02/2015: 24/7 Wall St.com
The Safest States in America

# 1: VERMONT!
The Safest States in America
Jnauary 2015: Bloomberg's Everytown attack on Vermont "Hiding in Plain Sight - Investigating Illegal Online Gun Sales in Vermont"
This was Bloomberg's lead in to the first wave assault for Universal Background Checks in 2015…
"Hiding in Plain Sight - Investigating Illegal Online Gun Sales in Vermont"
Unknown Date: www.concealedcarry-ccw.com
Emergency Food Storage, Prepping and Self-Defense in Vermont is becoming a necessity of life!
Emergency Food Storage, Prepping and Self-Defense in Vermont is becoming a necessity of life!
AR-13: Prohibition on Use of CDC Funds for Certain Gun Control Activities

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act specifies that: "None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control."

Anti-Lobbying Act requirements prohibit lobbying Congress with appropriated Federal monies. Specifically, this Act prohibits the use of Federal funds for direct or indirect communications intended or designed to influence a member of Congress with regard to specific Federal legislation. This prohibition includes the funding and assistance of public grassroots campaigns intended or designed to influence members of Congress with regard to specific legislation or appropriation by Congress.

In addition to the restrictions in the Anti-Lobbying Act, CDC interprets the language in the CDC's Appropriations Act to mean that CDC's funds may not be spent on political action or other activities designed to affect the passage of specific Federal, State, or local legislation intended to restrict or control the purchase or use of firearms.
AR-13: Prohibition on Use of CDC Funds for Certain Gun Control Activities
12/03/2014: Vermont Watchdog - "Gun control group attempts shaming VT into background checks for mentally ill"Gun control group attempts shaming VT into background checks for mentally ill
11/6/2014: NATIONAL: "Everytown: ‘Washington was just the beginning’; warms ballot measures up in other states"
Washington was targeted: WA fell.
Nevada was targeted: NV is fighting now.
Vermont was targeted: VT TRIUMPHED!
Oregon was targeted: Oregon fell.
Maine was targeted: ME is fighting now.
"Everytown: ‘Washington was just the beginning’; warms ballot measures up in other states"
9/22/2014: VT Watchdog - "Vermont Gunners: Guns not safe with Shumlin"
Gun Owners of Vermont called this CORRECTLY back in 2014!
Shumlin passed the Firearm Confiscation bill H.735 in 2014.
Shumlin passed S.141 in 2015.
So much for Shumlin's "Vermont's laws work for Vermont." and "We need a 50 state solution".
"Vermont Gunners: Guns not safe with Shumlin"
8/13/2014: VT Watchdog - GUN SENSE LOBBYIST - "Vermont gun-control group outspends top corporations on lobbyists"
In 2015, we found out HOW the fledgling "grassroots" anti-gun group could afford the most expensive lobbyist in the state… Daddy Bloomberg!
"Vermont gun-control group outspends top corporations on lobbyists"
8/7/2014: VT Watchdog - "California bill targets home guns"
Bloomberg is going after guns ALREADY OWNED by way of "mental health" determinations.
In 2015 S.141 was passed with Bloomberg money.
"California bill targets home guns"
7/21/2014: Gun death report criticized
The anti-gun Violence Policy Center, said Vermont had... more gun deaths than crash deaths.
This was a NATIONAL ANOMALY all across the nation!
Gun death report criticized
Editorial: CNN - The real gun problem is mental health, not the NRA
By Mel Robbins
The real gun problem is MENTAL HEALTH not the NRA
5/14/2014: Wyoming Gun Owners "You won – NRA reveals real stripes"
The Newtown Connecticut based National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF) is pushing Michael Bloomberg’s Gun Registration scheme in Wyoming!
Enhanced Background Checks, otherwise called FixNICS, created by the NSSF, and FULLY SUPPORTED by the NRA, was DEFEATED by Wyoming gun owners in 2014!
"You won – NRA reveals real stripes"
"The real reason Michael Bloomberg cares about guns. It'??s not the ‘gun'?’ part of ‘gun control’?ť that the ex-mayor is interested in""The real reason Michael Bloomberg cares about guns. It'??s not the ‘gun'?’ part of ‘gun control’?ť that the ex-mayor is interested in"
4/16/14: Salon "Mike Bloomberg: “I have earned my place in heaven” with gun safety work"
The former mayor of New York City is pledging another $50 million (EVERY YEAR) to support gun safety reform and take on the NRA"
"Mike Bloomberg: “I have earned my place in heaven” with gun safety work The former mayor of New York City is pledging another $50 million to support gun safety reform and take on the NRA"
4/15/14: NYT "Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A."
Bloomberg controls the largest anti-gun groups in the nation. THEY ARE ALL IN VERMONT!
"Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A."
4/4/2014: Bloomberg News "States With Fewer Gun Laws Are the Most Violent, Study Finds"
"U.S. states with the least restrictive gun laws are among those with the highest rates of firearm-related violence such as homicides, suicides and assaults, according to a study of national crime data."
See how data is manipulated and cherry-picked to give the results they want.
"States With Fewer Gun Laws Are the Most Violent, Study Finds"
3/24/2014: Bearing Arms - "Moms Demand Gives Up Pretense of Being Anything Other Than A MAIG Front Group"
"Please note that contributions to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund, are NOT tax-deductible.
If you prefer, checks made out to Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund may be mailed to: Mayors Against Illegal Guns, 909 Third Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10022."

THIS is the organization that has set it's sights on for 2018...
"Moms Demand Gives Up Pretense of Being Anything Other Than A MAIG Front Group"
3/6/2014: VT Watchdog - "Burlington gun control opponents take fight to Montpelier" by Jon Street"Burlington gun control opponents take fight to Montpelier"
3/5/2014: My Champlain Valley "Long Road Ahead of Burlington Charter Changes"3/5/2014: My Champlain Valley "Long Road Ahead of Burlington Charter Changes"
3/5/2014: Capitol Research Center "Dubious Mayors Against Legal Guns: The not so pretty story behind Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns"
Could this be happening in Burlington? Um, yeah. Miro appeared in a Bloomberg anti-gun video.
"Dubious Mayors Against Legal Guns: The not so pretty story behind Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns"
3/5/2016: WCAX "Will Vt. lawmakers approve Burlington gun control measures?""Will Vt. lawmakers approve Burlington gun control measures?"
11/24/2014: Michael Bloomberg's Everytown For Gun Safety's (F.K.A. Mayors Against LEGAL Guns) 2013 Tax Exempt Form
$36 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!!!!
Bloomberg's 2013 TAX RETURN
10/10/2013: Judicial Watch "Judicial Watch Sues Mayor Bloomberg for Documents on his Anti-Gun Group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns"
Digging into the dirty tricks of Michael Bloomberg pushing gun control agenda in American cities being funded by taxpayer money.
"Judicial Watch Sues Mayor Bloomberg for Documents on his Anti-Gun Group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns"
"NY sheriffs: We won't enforce gun laws, magazine limits."
The law bans sales of some popular semi-automatic rifles and gives owners a year to register those they already owned
"NY sheriffs: We won't enforce gun laws, magazine limits."
The law bans sales of some popular semi-automatic rifles and gives owners a year to register those they already owned
8/5/13: NewsMax "Sen. Leahy: Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Efforts Did More Harm Than Good""Sen. Leahy: Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Efforts Did More Harm Than Good"
7/31/2013: New York Daily News: "Guns from out-of-state make up the grand majority of city crimes, Bloomberg attempts to push back."
"90% of all guns used in city crimes in 2011 came from out-of-state, which was a 4% increase from the previous year. Mayor Bloomberg pushing for tougher laws across the country."
ZERO PERCENT CAME FROM VERMONT!
"Guns from out-of-state make up the grand majority of city crimes, Bloomberg attempts to push back."
4/16/2013: American Thinker
Michael Bloomberg's Gun Stings
This article shows the LONG HISTORY of Bloomberg attacking states with unlawful "sting" operations.
Bloomberg pulled the same sting operation in Vermont in 2015 in cooperation with Gun Sense VT.
Michael Bloomberg's History of Unlawful Gun Stings
4/10/2013: Seven Days anti-gun hit piece.
"Vermont's Gun-Control Dodge Leaves Burlington in the Crosshairs"
QUOTE: "But Gun Owners of Vermont, the state affiliate of a group described by the New York Times as more militant than the National Rifle Association, hasn’t yet managed to kill Burlington’s bid to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips."
NEWSFLASH: April 2015 - ALL Burlington Charter Changes are DEAD!
"Vermont's Gun-Control Dodge Leaves Burlington in the Crosshairs"
03/26/2013: Tribune-Review
Bloomberg's reckless ad
Bloomberg's reckless ad
3/23/13: CNN "Bloomberg's gun violence group launches $12 million major ad buy"
Bloomberg pushes Universal Background Check ads in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
"Bloomberg's gun violence group launches $12 million major ad buy"
3/8/2013: WPTZ "Burlington mayor joins others calling for more gun control
Mayor appears in national PSA
"Burlington mayor joins others calling for more gun control
Mayor appears in national PSA
5/23/2012: Buckeye Firearms "MAIG Coordinators Paid as City Employees, Saves Gun-Hater’s Money" by Sean Caranna
"Here's a great way to reduce overhead and be effective at running a national organization dedicated to infringing on the gun rights of everyday people all at the same time... Have cities hire your people for you so that tax payers cover 1/4 of your people's salary and benefits, pay for most of their operational costs, and finance all of their other resources! It also embeds your people as leaders in city government so that you don't have to lobby there!"
Burlington's Mayor is a member of Bloomberg's MAIG (now Everytown), every council member voted for the unconstitutional charter changes... Miro even appeared in an Everytown VIDEO!
Burlington's new police chief is from NYC, just a coincidence... :)
"MAIG Coordinators Paid as City Employees, Saves Gun-Hater’s Money"
2/27/2012: City of Orlando FL, COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM: "Subject: Approving Employment Contract for the Grant-Funded Position of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Regional Coordinator."Subject: Approving Employment Contract for the Grant-Funded Position of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Regional Coordinator.
6/13/17: John Lott "The Problem with Brady Background Checks: Virtually all of those denied purchasing a gun are false positives""The Problem with Brady Background Checks: Virtually all of those denied purchasing a gun are false positives"
02/15/2010: NY Daily News
Don't try gun stings here, West Virginia pol Kessler warns Mayor Bloomberg
Here is the origins of Bloomberg's sting operations!
Mayor Bloomberg's Illegal West Virginia Gun Stings have been going on for YEARS
12/12/2007: National Shooting Sports Foundation reprint
Letter to Michael Bloomberg in 2007 regarding the unauthorized undercover "sting" operations he commissioned in New York City.
Letter to Michael Bloomberg in 2007 regarding the unauthorized undercover "sting"
05/11/2007: Washington Post
NYC Defends Running Stings Of Va. Gun Sales
"It is not the job of the mayor of New York to enforce the criminal laws of Virginia"
NYC Defends Running Stings Of Va. Gun Sales
Dec 8, 2006: Vermont Guardian
Big bang theory: Is Vermont flooding New England with illegal guns?
This article from 2006 illustrates perfectly the same, tired, misleading "facts" are being used as justification for gun control in Vermont.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH THE ANTI-GUN RADICALS! BLOOMBERG was behind it then too!!
Big bang theory: Is Vermont flooding New England with illegal guns?
This article could be used, word-for-word, to describe the assault on Vermont by anti-gun radicals in 2013, 2014 AND 2015!
January 2001: Ethan Allen Institute Commentary "The Gun Controllers Return"The Gun Controllers Return

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