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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

H.296, a bill to kick VT shooting ranges

Two members of the Vermont House of Representatives, Rep. Allison Clarkson
and Rep. David Deen,  have introduced a bill to repeal the protections provided
to Vermont sport shooting ranges by the Range Protection Act of 2006. 
 
H.296 has been assigned to the House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water
Resources.   Bill sponsor David Deen is the chairman of this committee.

Are you getting the message that there are legislators who believe Vermont's
shooters and hunters are the enemy?  We warned folks about this bill being
introduced as the request of the Vermont League of Cities & Towns.

If you have a problem with this bill call your state representatives at 802-828-2228
 
Next week all legislators are off for the entire week of Town Meeting Day and
it would be an excellent time to meet your senators and representatives and
at the polls or call them to politely and candidly relate "No to gun control bills"
You also might want to ask what happened to the legislator's message right
after the November elections that they "got it" about the voter's concerns
about the state budget deficit, the state economy and property taxes?
Gun control bills in our state, with one of the consistently lowest violent crime
rates is going to balance our taxes and fix bridges and roads?
 
 
 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fwd: Barre F&G Club has Washington County Senators in for a session on gun control legislation

               
Last evening, Feb. 19, the Barre F&G Club conducted a session with the Washington County
Senators on gun control legislation, particularly S.31.  There were approximately 50 folks from
the club and Senators Bill Doyle, Ann Cummings and Anthony Pollina present.  A photo of the
 room is an attachment, as is the VTFSC position on opposing all of S.31 and any new gun
controls laws, as they are completely unnecessary.
 
After a preliminarily update of the status of gun control bills, Chris Bradley and Evan Hughes of
 the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, used the three charts below to to prove Vermont
is continuously one of the  very lowest crime rate states and a model for gun safety.  Vermont is
not a major source of guns to other states and that any new  gun control laws are unnecessary
because Vermont's current laws work well for our state.
 
Other clubs and/organizations would be wise to have similar get together with  their legislators
Particularly, their state senators, to say "No to all sections of S.31" and   "No to gun control laws"
 
 
 
 
 
 





Saturday, February 7, 2015

WE NEED YOU AT THE STATE HOUSE FEB 10th!

Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc.
Proudly Serving Vermont Since 1875
WWW.VTFSC.ORG

ATTENTION:   VERMONT  SPORTSMEN  &  SPORTSWOMEN
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10th IS A CRITICAL DAY FOR YOUR RIGHTS
What:   SENATE HEARING ON S.31
When:  Tuesday,  February 10th,  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:  State House Chamber, Montpelier

Please be advised that the Vermont Senate will be holding a public hearing on S.31, a bill that seeks to create a law that will attempt to regulate the private sale of firearms.  If you wish to speak then the sign up process begins at 5:00 PM; even if you do not want to speak than please show up just to show your support for those that will speak.  We cannot stress enough how important a large showing of sportsmen will have on our Senators and Representatives - it is entirely possible that S.31 will be killed outright with a strong show of support against this bill. 

One very important thing that Vermonters need to know is that the primary anti-firearm group in Vermont spent $78,000 in 2014, and that was JUST ON LOBBYING.  We can expect another $78,000 spent on lobbying this year, and this does not count the money being dumped on Legislators as donations, or the money being spent on websites and advertising.  Beyond that group, we now also have Everytown for Gun Safety as a registered lobbyist in Vermont; this is Michael Bloomberg's group, and heavens only knows how much they will pay for advertising - which can already be seen in internet banner ads.

The Federation believes the following facts speak for themselves:
·       All of the proposed Burlington Charter Changes are against existing state law; 2 have been ruled by courts as unconstitutional, and the third is virtually unenforceable
·       A UBC law will only be adhered to by honest and law-abiding citizens, who are exactly the same citizens for which there should be no legitimate concern over gun handling, with these citizens being penalized by wasting their time and money with an FFL
·       Vermont is the Safest State in the Nation according to the FBI statistics
·       Vermont is ranked forty-fifth of the 50 states as a source of guns; Vermont IS NOT a major source of firearms to ANY other state

Criminals do not obey laws, criminals will always be able to get firearms, and senseless restrictions on honest citizens will most assuredly be appreciated by violent thugs and criminals

NO ONE CAN DO THIS FOR YOU - THIS ISSUE EFFECTS US ALL

Wear Orange, Be Polite & Respectful, but let us FILL THE HOUSE CHAMBER!