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Sensible Gun Registration Plan....Finally!

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Luckyman, Feb 11, 2010.

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  1. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

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    Now this is gun registration that makes sense!

    Sensible Gun Registration Plan That Will 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 tobear arms for the defense of themselves and the State" and those persons who are "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 not 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 nation.

    "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."

    This makes sense! There is no reason why gun owners should have to pay taxes to support police protection for people not wanting to own guns. Let them contribute their fair share and pay their own way.

    http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/a-novel-idea-register-nongun Link to article on the web!
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    That is the way it should be ... Pay for protection and hold your ears when the shooting starts ... I sincerely hope I never have to shoot anyone for any reason but if I do I hope they don't get blood all over my carpeting, thats such a mess and hard to clean up ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. short shucker

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    This topic has been floating around the 'net for quite some time. I don't think Maslack has even been a state rep. for a few years now, but I could be wrong about that.

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  4. HC_John

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    Thats they way it should be. I pay for the guns, and fee's to register, and pay for the ammo to keep my skills honed to protect my family and if called, my country. All these anti-gun people should stop and realize, that if it wasn't for the gun packing average person, we would still answer to the crown of England.

    John MI, USA
     
  5. Luckyman

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    AMEN John!
     
  6. cottondoctor

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    Anyone know the real status of this in Vermont? The Vermont.gov site does not list a Rep Fred Maslack...
     
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