Peace Through Weakness–Vermont Governor Signs Gun Control Law Endangering Lives of His Constituents

Breitbart | 4/18/2018 | Staff
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Last week, Vermont Governor Phil Scott hurriedly signed the state’s first gun control laws in many decades. He did this in violation of his repeated campaign promise that he would not support additional gun regulations. One of the newly-passed gun-control laws limits rifle-magazines to 10 rounds of ammunition and handgun magazines to 15 rounds of ammunition.

Except for remaining in-state inventories, these so-called “high capacity” magazines, will no longer be available to Vermonters, effective immediately. Ordinary Vermonters will no longer be able to import these magazines from neighboring New Hampshire, where such magazines are perfectly legal. How Vermont will enforce this law to prevent a homicidal madman from bringing thirty round magazines into Vermont to do his worst, is not even questioned, but that is exactly who this feel-good law is supposed to deter. Like most gun-control laws, this law will only affect the law-abiding. Still, the politicians will pat themselves on their backs and imagine they “did something”.

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And they have done something. They’ve limited the rights of Vermonters and they’ve endangered the innocent and the law-abiding. All to no effect. This, of course, is what is called in psychology; “magical thinking.” Violent criminals and homicidal lunatics will still be out there, waiting to prey on the innocent — undeterred by this unenforceable law. After all, the Parkland school massacre was committed with ten round magazines.

Thanks to Governor Scott, Vermonters will now be denied the same tools that police and government officials see as ordinary and necessary to protect themselves.

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It is standard issue gear for American police to carry AR-15s along with multiple 30-round magazines in their cruisers. These 30 round magazines that Vermont has now banned, are the same standard magazines that are issued to both police and various federal government agencies. Since we, the citizens, are usually the...
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