National Rifle Association

Background check bill in the works

Rally of gun control advocates set for Wednesday at the Statehouse.

Amses: Enough 2.0

It worked out precisely as the National Rifle Association would have it: The only thing that stopped a bad guy with a gun were good guys with guns. Unfortunately, the bad guy shot and killed 12 people before the good guys shot him.

Leahy and Collins announce agreement with NRA on legislation to combat gun trafficking

Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced on Wednesday an agreement has been reached with the National Rifle Association (NRA) on a modified version of the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013 that addresses all substantive concerns and provides law enforcement officials with the tools they need to investigate and prosecute illegal gun trafficking and straw purchasing.

Kunin says gun safety activists must not be silenced by the “extraordinary power” of the National Rifle Association

Lawmakers who have “stood up” to the gun rights organization and its allies in Vermont, she said, “will need your support.”

One more mom (from Montpelier) becomes gun control activist; organizes Statehouse rally on Saturday

A Montpelier mom, with no political experience and a lot of angst about the safety of her children after the shooting of 20 kindergartners in Connecticut last December, has organized a gun control rally on the Statehouse lawn this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Danielle LaFleur Brooks, a Community College of Vermont professor and […]

Who backed whom in the statewide elections

Endorsements to statewide candidates this election season often bucked party lines.

Dunsmore: The new normal

So perhaps since the fundamental right to own a gun has been settled by the Supreme Court, reasonable people could come together on some common-sense rules and regulations governing such ownership.

Digger Tidbits

Free marketeers fight universal health care; Doyle poll shows support for Vermont Yankee; Dems hold gold-plated dinner; NRA’s right to target legislation

Schubart: Time for serious talk on gun control

The massacre in Arizona ought to have raised the volume on our hushed national discussions about gun control. It didn’t, however, because no leader wants to be “in the cross hairs” of the NRA, flamed politically and so at risk for losing several million votes.

National Rifle Association endorses Scott for lieutenant governor

August 17, 2010 National Rifle Association endorses Phil Scott for Lt. Governor Montpelier, VT – Senator Phil Scott received word today that he has earned the official endorsement of the National Rifle Association in the Republican primary race for Lieutenant Governor. The endorsement, and its accompanying “A” rating – the NRA’s highest possible grade – […]