If you want to effect change to spurious public policy written into law by out of touch and overzealous politicians on the payroll of powerful lobby groups, sue the sob’s. And that is exactly what folks in Vermont are doing in the aftermath of Republican governor Phil Scott bludgeoning the rights of gun owners after signing into law a multitude of firearm regulation bills April 11.
As the noxious anthill of state government has been awakened by the powerful retort, state attorney general T.J. Donovan is ready to defend the borderline unconstitutional legislation, which limits high capacity rounds to ten for long guns and fifteen for handguns. The Caledonian Record notes that the pending legal fireworks show in the Green Mountain State brings forth the plight of rural firearms owners, who rely on reasonable self-defense methods, due to a lack of effective response times by law enforcement officials. This reality has obviously been lost on an ineffectual elected legislature, failing to represent the interests of their constituents.
It will be interesting to witness what precedents and tests the judge weighs, if the lawsuit goes to trial. Notable plaintiffs include the The Vermont Federation of Sportsman’s Club and The Vermont State Rifle & Pistol Association.
Read the Caledonian Record story here.