gun talk


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    gun talk

    Post by willowbilly3 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:06 pm

    Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the
    U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont's own Constitution very carefully, and

    his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in

    New England and elsewhere.

    Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners" and
    require them to pay a $500 fee to the state. Thus Vermont would become
    the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about
    unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a
    gun. Maslack read the "militia" phrase of the Second Amendment as not
    only the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as 'a clear
    mandate to do so'. He believes that universal gun ownership was
    advocated by the Framers of the Constitution as an antidote to a
    "monopoly of force" by the government as well as criminals. Vermonts
    constitution states explicitly that "the people have a right to bear
    arms for the defense of themselves and the State" and those persons
    who are "conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms" shall be required
    to "pay such equivalent.."

    Clearly, says Maslack, Vermonters have a constitutional obligation to
    arm themselves, so that they are capable of responding to "any
    situation that may arise."

    Under the bill, adults who choose not to own a firearm would be
    required to register their name, address, Social Security Number, and
    driver's license number with the state. "There is a legitimate
    government interest in knowing who is not prepared to defend the state
    should they be asked to do so," Maslack says.

    Vermont already boasts a high rate of gun ownership along with the
    least restrictive laws of any state.... it's currently the only state
    that allows a citizen to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.
    This combination of plenty of guns and few laws regulating them has
    resulted in a crime rate that is the third lowest in the nation.

    "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the
    system, but too early to shoot the bastards."

    This makes sense! There is no reason why gun owners should have to pay
    taxes to support police protection for people not wanting to own guns.
    Let them contribute their fair share and pay their own way. Sounds
    reasonable to me! Non-gun owners require more police to protect them
    and this fee should go to paying for their defense!


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    Post by spartman on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:09 pm

    Love it!

    Hope he can get that tax to pass

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