Vermont l: Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners"

Vermont l: Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners"

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    Vermont l: Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners"

    I did not verify this. I got this from my motorcycle forum, but you Vermonters can verify.

    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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    I think this was posted back a few months ago. I really like the way he thinks.
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    Alaska allows concealed carry without a license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    I think this was posted back a few months ago. I really like the way he thinks.
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    Wasn't some sheriff down south trying to do the same thing in the county where he was?

    Need to get that mentallity to proliferate in the Supreme court, and congress


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    I don't really care for the idea. This would be blatant discrimination against those who employ other sorts of weapons.
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    This is old... but true, Fred Maslack did, in fact, while a State Representative, introduce such a bill — in 2000....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy Warcrimes View Post
    I don't really care for the idea. This would be blatant discrimination against those who employ other sorts of weapons.
    Well I don't see why those that carry a good combat blade or maybe a bow couldn't be exempt from the fee. Those are "arms" as well.
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    Wouldn't this just be reverse registration of gun owners (make a list of those without arms and then you use process of elimination to find out those who do.)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatCWP View Post
    Wouldn't this just be reverse registration of gun owners (make a list of those without arms and then you use process of elimination to find out those who do.)?
    My thoughts exactly.
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    I like the way he thinks.

    The anit's always argue that guns don't prevent crime, so lets create a list of all those homes that are unarmed and give it to the public. And then we will see which homes get burglarized. If they truly believe that gun ownership of the public is not a crime deterant, then they should have no problem with this.
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    Kennesaw, GA did more than this 20 or more years ago after a series of violent crimes. They passed a law requiring every adult, or every household, I don't recall which, to own a firearm. The crime rate plummeted immediately thereafter. I believe the law is in place to this day.

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    Registration based on ANY kind of ownership status is still registration no matter how you slice it. We are free to make our own choice about whether or not to own/carry a firearm and government at all levels must be barred from doing ANYTHING about the choice a citizen makes.

    The law in Kennesaw requiring every head of household to own a firearm is definitely on the books but is NOT enforced. While this has had a dramatic effect, no liberty is genuine if government can force your choice.
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