Saturday, March 21, 2015

Federation Position on S.141

Federation Position on S.141

 

From:             Evan Hughes, VP of NRA Affairs

Date:              Friday, 3/21/2015 @ 6:49PM

 

The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee this morning passed out its amended version of the bill S.141.  S.141 was formed from the remaining sections of S.31 after the mandatory background check section was removed.


Though S.141 has been improved by the amendments it is still unnecessary legislation that is being pushed on a national gun control agenda that if enacted would not reduce violence crime or increase gun safety.

 

S.141 will be on the senate floor for a vote on Tuesday morning.  If passed it will go on to a final senate vote on Wednesday and if it again passed, it will go to the House of Representatives.  If you have an opportunity to speak to your senator please do so.


 Vermont has been and remains:

 

  • ·        Consistently has one of the very lowest violent crime rates.
  • ·        Constantly has one of the very highest gun safety records.
  • ·        Is not a major source of guns going to other states.
  •  

S.141, like all laws that attempt to deter crime or solve other social problems by regulating guns, instead of more enforcement of existing laws, will not work. 


S.141, like its source of origin S.31, is a political solution in search of problem.  


The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs has long held that good laws achieve sound public policy and are in compliance with the federal and state constitutions.

 

As S.141 does not meet these standards and is unnecessary the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs must oppose S.141 being enacted into law. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus at the State House


An excellent event at which to wear orange and speak with your legislators about these two newest gun control bills:
H.296 the bill to limited hours on Vermont ranges and have municipal oversight of ranges.
H.460 the bill to ban lead ammo for hunting.
 
 

                                                                                                     
Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus & Fundraiser
March 26th 4:30PM - 7:00PM
Your Presence is Requested! Please Join Co-Chairs Rep. Pat Brennan, Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sen. Norm McCallister and Sen. Alice Nitka and members of the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus to celebrate our hunting and angling heritage and discuss some of the issues the sporting community is facing.
Invited Speakers :
Governor Peter Shumlin, Lt. Governor Phil Scott, VT F&W Commissioner Louis Porter and Brent Miller the Northeast Director for the Congressional Sportsman's Foundation. Includes a special announcement for the October 27th - 30th NASC Summit at the Equinox in Manchester ,Vermont!
Special Showing: The 17 minute preview to the documentary Human, Nature a deeper look at Vermont's Outdoor Sporting Community. The Documentary is brought to you by the Heritage Automotive Group, Mt. Mansfield Media and The Yankee Sportsman's Classic Show.
When: March 26th. Cocktails 4:30pm - 5:00pm. Speakers 5:00pm followed by great food!
Where: Montpelier, Vermont State House Cafeteria
Provided: Food, Chef Ray's Famous Venison Chili, Cash Bar, Raffles, Door Prizes, and More!
Bring: Your Friends and Family.
Information: Contact Rep. Pat Brennan at (802) 578-2763 or patrickbrennan96@msn.com

Friday, March 13, 2015

Status of S.31



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Date:  March 13, 2015

 

From:  Evan Hughes, VP - NRA Affairs

 

RE:     Status of S.31

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee worked on two drafts of bills on enacting state laws that would be redundant of federal gun laws. 


S.31 was pulled and the Mandatory Background Check section was dropped from being acted in the Senate Judiciary Committee.


But, as we have been relating, there was interest among some senators in adopting some sections of the federal laws in Vermont.


One draft was about those individual who have been convicted violent criminals in possession of firearms and the other draft was reporting of court orders for people a judge has ruled to be a threat to themselves or others. 

 

Observations periods and voluntary commitments would not subject a person to an order that leads to restriction of firearm ownership.  There is also an reinstitution of rights section of the this draft.


It is important to understand this is an evolving legislative process and requires more work by the committee before it is considered for passage by a floor vote in the senate.

 


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, March 26th 4:30 - 7:00


 
 

Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus & Fundraiser
March 26th 4:30PM - 7:00PM  
 
Your Presence is Requested!  Please Join Co-Chairs Rep. Pat Brennan, Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sen. Norm McCallister and Sen. Alice Nitka and members of the Vermont  Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus to celebrate our hunting and angling heritage and discuss some of the issues the sporting community is facing.
 
Invited Speakers
Governor Peter Shumlin, Lt. Governor Phil Scott, VT F&W Commissioner Louis Porter and Brent Miller the Northeast Director for the Congressional Sportsman's Foundation.  Includes a special announcement for the October  27th - 30th NASC Summit at the Equinox in Manchester ,Vermont!
 
Special Showing:  The 17 minute preview to the documentary Human, Nature a deeper look at Vermont's Outdoor Sporting Community.  The Documentary is brought to you by the Heritage Automotive Group, Mt. Mansfield Media and The Yankee Sportsman's  Classic Show.
 
When: March 26th.  Cocktails 4:30pm - 5:00pm.  Speakers 5:00pm  followed by great food!
 
Where: Montpelier, Vermont State House Cafeteria
 
Provided: Food, Chef Ray's Famous Venison Chili, Cash Bar, Raffles, Door Prizes, and More!
 
Bring:  Your Friends and Family. 
 
Information: Contact Rep. Pat Brennan at (802) 578-2763 or patrickbrennan96@msn.com
 

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Vermont Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus & Fundraiser
March 26th 4:30PM - 7:00PM  
 
Your Presence is Requested!  Please Join Co-Chairs Rep. Pat Brennan, Rep. Cynthia Browning, Sen. Norm McCallister and Sen. Alice Nitka and members of the Vermont  Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus to celebrate our hunting and angling heritage and discuss some of the issues the sporting community is facing.
 
Invited Speakers
Governor Peter Shumlin, Lt. Governor Phil Scott, VT F&W Commissioner Louis Porter and Brent Miller the Northeast Director for the Congressional Sportsman's Foundation.  Includes a special announcement for the October  27th - 30th NASC Summit at the Equinox in Manchester ,Vermont!
 
Special Showing:  The 17 minute preview to the documentary Human, Nature a deeper look at Vermont's Outdoor Sporting Community.  The Documentary is brought to you by the Heritage Automotive Group, Mt. Mansfield Media and The Yankee Sportsman's  Classic Show.
 
When: March 26th.  Cocktails 4:30pm - 5:00pm.  Speakers 5:00pm  followed by great food!
 
Where: Montpelier, Vermont State House Cafeteria
 
Provided: Food, Chef Ray's Famous Venison Chili, Cash Bar, Raffles, Door Prizes, and More!
 
Bring:  Your Friends and Family. 
 
Information: Contact Rep. Pat Brennan at (802) 578-2763 or patrickbrennan96@msn.com
 




Thursday, March 5, 2015

Vermont lead ammo ban bill H.460


The big time gun control lobbyists Vermont gun control groups have hired have long been telling
the members of the Vermont Legislature that the demographics of Vermont have changed.
That the population of hunters/shooters in Vermont has greatly diminished to a pack of whipped
curs that will tolerate any gun control legislation that they want to inflict upon these political mutts. 
 
So, all of the anti-gun/anti-hunting groups want to pile upon the beaten hunting/shooting ranks.
 
Here is the lead ammo ban bill that we have been telling you the anti-hunting groups have for you.
Now, here it is H.460.   
 
You legislators are off this week.  You can contact them starting on Monday at 802-828-2228.  Telling them "No on Gun Control"
 
House members:
 
Senators:
 
H.460 joins the following other gun control bills.
 
 H.296
Besides S.31. There are now five clearly antigun bills in the Vermont House of Representatives.
Burlington's three bill attack on the Vermont Sportsmen's Bill of Rights. Any one these passes, the entire VSBR bill of rights is useless.
H.90
H.91
H.92
H.250, This is a virtual copy of S.31 and it was introduced after the public hearing in the state house on S.31.
 
H.296, the bill to dismantle the Vermont Range Protection Act of 2006.                   
 

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vermont Gun Owners: Here is your best chance for 2016 to tell your legislators face-to-face...

           
Have you seen H.296?  The supporters of this bill want to restrict Vermont's gun ranges and also put the range
operations under the control of the municipalities.  Undoing our Range Protection Act of 2006.
 
The legislators are home all this week.  Our folks need to politely and firmly tell them: "No Gun Control, Period"
No debating with the legislators, no taking quiz questions from them.  Just a clear message: "No Gun Control, Period"
Many legislators will be at the polls on Tuesday, when you vote they will likely be outside the polling place.  "No Gun Control, Period"
H.296
 
Besides S.31.  There are now five clearly antigun bills in the Vermont House of Representatives. 
 
Burlington's three bill attack on the Vermont Sportsmen's Bill of Rights.  Any one these pass, the entire bill of rights is useless
 
H.90
 
H.91
 
H.92
 
  
H.250    This is a virtual copy of S.31 and it was introduced after the public hearing in the state house on S.31.
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NINETEENTH ANNUAL FEDERATION FUNDRAISING BANQUET

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR
NINETEENTH ANNUAL FEDERATION FUNDRAISING BANQUET
AT OUR NEW LOCATION:
THE ELKS CLUB, 10 JEFFERSON STREET, BARRE, VT
ON MARCH 14, 2015
The doors will open at 4:30 PM for cocktails, games and visiting with all.
BUFFET DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT 6:30 PM
As always, this will be an action packed fun filled evening for all!! With plenty of opportunities to win many great prizes including firearms, limited edition art work, sporting goods, furniture, apparel, collectibles and so much more! 

There will be live & Silent auctions, raffles and games of chance

                        New this year will be an “Early Bird Sponsor’s Raffle”
For those who choose to ‘Sponsor’ at this year’s banquet and send in the $200 donation amount
By March 1, 2015, not only will you receive the “SPONSOR’S” package of raffle tickets which includes one ticket into the coveted  “SPONSOR’S RAFFLE” with the chance to win one of several firearms (over 15 were available last year) or a gun safe, as well as a special ‘sponsor’s gift’.  You will also be entered into an exclusive raffle only for those sponsors who pre-register by the March 1st deadline!

To order dinner tickets and become an early bird sponsor, please use the enclosed form.
Please send your personal check made out to “VFSC” to Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, 14 Stafford Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661.

For ticket or general banquet information, call Roy or Marcia Marble at 8902-888-3418/

We are looking forward to seeing a full house to support the Federation this year!

Sincerely,


Roy and Marcia Marble
Chris Bradley, Dick Lyford, Bill Gaiotti
Banquet Committee