gun rights and Local News
Jeff Soyer on 11 Oct 2014 05:59 am
Good for him. At a sparsely attended forum held by the Vermont Association of Police Chiefs, he was questioned on the issue:
Milne said he does not support any new gun laws.
â€śI believe the gun laws that we have are sufficient,â€ť he said.
Unfortunately, it’s a tough road to the Governor’s Mansion for Scott Milne, given the liberalness that has moved here from elsewhere. The current occupant, Gov. Peter Shumlin, recently went on record with his views:
Though his comments largely criticized the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Republican governors, looking beyond his rural base in Vermont, Shumlin also said there is a need for a 50-state solution to gun control.
â€śWe should not be living in a country where someone can walk into a school and shoot up 23 little kids,” Shumlin said. “No one with a heartbeat believes that.â€ť
But Shumlin also noted the “need divide” between rural and urban America in terms of the gun issue and said that a total assault weapons ban would need to determine how an assault weapon is defined. Many automatic weapons would not be used for hunting and could be banned, he continued, including the kind used in the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut, which he called a “weapon of war.” But at the same time, he said that the definition of an assault weapon would need to address certain rifles used by hunters in his state and other rural areas around the country.
â€śIt depends on how city boys define an assault weapon,” Shumlin said. “There is no one I know in Vermont who hunts deer that uses weapons of war in the woods.â€ť
I should also mention that I’m supporting Mark Donka for Congress. His head is in the right place and he fully supports the 2nd Amendment. Alas, he also has a tough road ahead to defeat incumbent Rep. Peter Welch, who would sell us out in a moment on gun rights.