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onzaman's picture
Location: Michigan
Joined: 02/19/2009
Posts: 161
A Gun plan that would work

I'm not positive if this is true but I find it o.k. for me... Thumbs up .

A gun plan that would work, Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as Vermont's own
Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere.

Maslack recently proposed a bill to register
non-gun-owners and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state. Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun.

Maslack read the "militia" phrase of the Second Amendment as not only
affirming the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as a clear mandate to do so. He believes that universal gun ownership was advocated by the Framers of the Constitution as an antidote to a "monopoly of force" by the government as well as criminals.

Vermont's constitution states explicitly that
"the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State" and those persons who "conscientiously scrupulous of
bearing arms" shall be required to "pay such equivalent." Clearly,
says Maslack, Vermonters have a constitutional obligation to arm themselves so that they are capable of responding to "any situation that may arise".

Under the bill, adults who choose not to own a firearm
would be required to register their name, address, Social Security
Number, and driver's license number with the state. "There is a
legitimate government interest in knowing who is prepared to defend the
state should they be asked to do so," Maslack says.

Vermont already boasts a high rate of gun ownership
along with the least restrictive laws of any state - it's currently the
only state that allows a citizen to carry a concealed firearm without
a permit. This combination of plenty of guns and few laws regulating
them has resulted in a crime rate that is the third lowest in the

This is worth passing around.

Finally, A Sensible Gun

Registration Plan

Don Fischer's picture
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3206
A Gun plan that would work

I could live with that.

WesternHunter's picture
Joined: 05/05/2006
Posts: 2374
A Gun plan that would work

I like it. The icing on the cake would be for all of the non-gun owners to have their photograph, name and address published in the Sunday news papers Evil!

No honest citizen should ever have to ask the government for permission to have the ability to forcefully protect themselves and their family when they go out in public. At least not in this country. That's why the whole idea of having to get a permit and pay a fee to be able to carry concealed really bothers me. I mean it really bothers me. If you are carrying for lawful purposes you should not need approval from any government, local, state, or federal.

Location: Kingston, MI
Joined: 01/16/2007
Posts: 592
A Gun plan that would work

WesternHunter.......I concur!

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