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    Very Interesting..............check it out.

    Finally, A Sensible Gun Registration Plan That Will Work


    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 affirming 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.

    Vermont 's 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 ********."

    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.

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    Run a search, as this was posted last early fall when it was then new news.

    But none the less welcome to the forum!

    - Janq
    "Killers who are not deterred by laws against murder are not going to be deterred by laws against guns. " - Robert A. Levy

    "A license to carry a concealed weapon does not make you a free-lance policeman." - Florida Div. of Licensing

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    Thanx. Had a friend send it to me didn't realize it was old news. Sorry about that.

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    That scares me.
    -It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...

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    So what's his point? That citizenship involves some sort of DUTY to country and not just the priviledge of it's freedom? REVOLUTIONARY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    Run a search, as this was posted last early fall when it was then new news.

    But none the less welcome to the forum!

    - Janq
    It wasn't even new news last fall. He introduced this bill in 2000, 10 years ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkrk View Post
    Thanx. Had a friend send it to me didn't realize it was old news. Sorry about that.
    No worrys..It happens to us all once or twice, or in my case thrice. :p

    But again welcome to the board and thanks for adding content.

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    "A license to carry a concealed weapon does not make you a free-lance policeman." - Florida Div. of Licensing

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    I have seen this MANY times but every time I see it i am reminded how much I love living in VT.
    Vermont does not issue Permit/Licenses to Carry a Concealed firearm. Vermont allows anyone
    who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit of any kind.

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    If it would only happen in NY.

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    ^ I used t live in upstate NY I know what you mean. A lot of my family lives near Syracuse, Onondaga county is terrible for gun owners.
    Vermont does not issue Permit/Licenses to Carry a Concealed firearm. Vermont allows anyone
    who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit of any kind.

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    The state of Alaska also does not require a permit to carry concealed although it does issue permits to those who want one for the sake of reciprocity.

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    Long ago a LEO asked to see my permit. I said, nope don't have one. He said "I'll have to impound your weapon and take you in" I said "nope don't think so, my badge is my permit" :-P
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