Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc.
Proudly Serving Vermont Since 1875
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!