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Finally ..... A 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 to bear 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 one of the only states 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 SOB's."

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
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Fred Maslack did, in fact, while a State Representative, introduce such a bill — in 2000. This was during the run up to the vote to allow civil unions and Maslack wanted to be sure residents of Vermont understood the state’s Constitution. Although a Republican, Maslack was, like most Vermont elected officials, that quirky combination of libertarian values. He also supported a bill in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana.
Anyway, he is no longer serving in the State House. :sad:
 

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Interesting indeed.. Never seen it interpreted that way before.. Can you imagine the non-gun owners screams.

If something like that ever passed please let me know so I can buy some stock in gun companies. A lot of folks would be spending $500 on a gun real quick.
 

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maybe will could start a rumour that this is something that is coming down the pipes and is so secret their isnt even a number for the bill.
 
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isn't there a town in fl that has an ordinance saying you must carry a gun, or own one or something like that?
 

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That is such a sweet pic NH.. that got me thinkin..(after I stopped laughing) i need to have some of those made..
 

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I think it makes a good point and we all have every right to post them signs up, Wish I had one.
 

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The only thing is I couldn't put one of those signs in my front yard.. My horses would get shot, my truck, my dog, and anything else I have(probably even myself). My neighbors would be like "He thinks WE aint got guns. Shoot boy,,, we about to unload on him"!

And then there I would be in the middle of a gunfight. We all have guns down here in my neck of the woods.
 

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then you have no need for a sighn like that. i dont need on ether. i live in a trailer park, we all got guns.:lol: NH is realy devided. you got the true NHers who live concord and north, and the liberals from mass who live in the southern part of the state if i had one of them liberals next door to me you can bet i would have one of them sighns.
 

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my uncle sent me that pic i was laughing so hard when i saw it:thumbup:
 
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