Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
All in trying to pass a gun control bill that will not deter crime and create needless expense and
Please call your Vermont Senator(s) at 802-828-2228. Politely tell them "No to S.31" and to tell
Give Governor Shumlin a call at (802) 828-3333 to say "Thanks Peter for being right on Vermont's Gun laws."
One of the members of Vermont's gun control group was quoted
"I don't believe (background checks) is a panacea; it's
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Monday, January 26th, 8:00AM
As we know, there is a potentially crippling blizzard scheduled to hit the Northeast starting today and going into tomorrow; we also know we take a chance in trying to schedule an event during our Vermont winters.
Unfortunately, we have no way to pull back everyone who is planning on attending, so we really have no choice: WE ARE MOVING AHEAD WITH THIS EVENT.
To all our friends, allies and supporters: Please try to attend between 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM tomorrow, and especially try to attend during the main get-together between 5:00 - 7:30 PM in the cafeteria.
We'll be there and we look forward to you being there.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Vermont Federation is conducting an event at the Vermont State House on Tuesday, January 27.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Earlier this week Senate bill S.31 was introduced. The Federation holds that this bill is unnecessary gun control legislation, it was introduced for a Vermont gun control organization, with this bill inflicting needless expense and damage to the rights of good citizens.
The Federation does not engage in the legislative or regulatory process in a hasty manner. We believe that laws should not be enacted based upon emotion or public relations campaigns. Instead, legislation must be based upon sound public policy and comply with the state and federal constitutions. It is the Federal position that S.31 does not meet these standards and must be opposed.
- · Consistently one of the very lowest crimes rates in the nation,
- · Constantly has one of the very best gun safety records, and
- · Is not a major source of guns to other states.
In rendering our opinion on S.31, the federation has continued its long standing practice of making our knowledge, expertise and decades of experience available on legislation involving firearms.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE
For Immediate Release: January 20, 2015
Fish & Wildlife Dept Holds Free Trapping Seminar
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will hold a free seminar entitled "Trapping Through the Ice" at the Edward Kehoe Education Center in Castleton, on Saturday, February 7.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife warden Dave Gregory will lead topics on regulations, trapping equipment, personal safety, and trapping techniques. Participants will spend a large portion of the day on Lake Bomoseen.
"Trapping through the ice can be a great way to get outside in the winter months," said Nicole Corrao, information and education specialist for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. "We're hoping that trappers will leave this seminar with a better understanding of how to safely and effectively trap through the ice."
Beavers and muskrats may be trapped until March 31, 2015. Otters can be trapped until February 28, 2015.
The seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and participants are encouraged to bring a lunch, though light refreshments will be served at the event. Proper attire is required as students will be outside for a majority of this seminar. Vermont Fish & Wildlife will provide all trapping equipment.
Registration is required by going to www.tinyurl.com/VtTrappingSeminar
Participants should note that this class is not a trapper education certification class. To register for a trapper education certification class in order to legally trap in Vermont, check here: http://www.register-ed.com/programs/vermont/111-vermont-trapper-education-course
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
Information and Outreach
Davis 2 Building, 1 National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620
Monday, January 19, 2015
The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs has booked the large Vermont State House Cafeteria
Right now, it is time to call our Vermont State Senators about opposing the upcoming gun control
The reason for directing calls to Kevin and John is because they a republican and a democrat,
Saturday, January 17, 2015
The VTFSC also gives out grants to organizations to
teach firearm safety, skills and education programs.
The difference is we spend our money on real issues,
safety and education. Not high priced lobbying firms,
wine, dinners, and politicians.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Earlier this week it has been reported that several members of the legislature will be introducing legislation to regulate firearms. Since we are not able to read a bill that has specific language, it is difficult to develop a position on a non-existent bill.
The Federation does not engage in the legislative or regulatory process in a hasty manner. We believe that laws should not be enacted based upon emotion or public relations campaigns. Instead, legislation must be based upon sound public policy and comply with the state and federal constitutions. In taking our position on the publically described legislation, we must take into consideration that Vermont is:
- · Constantly one of the very lowest crime rate states
- · Constantly has one of the very best gun safety records
- · Is not a major source of guns to other states with BATFE data proving this
Once the discussed bill has been introduced the federation will continue its long standing practice of bringing our knowledge, expertise and decades of experience available on proposed legislation involving firearms.