(March 24, 2014 -By Bruce Parker | Special to Watchdog.org)
The head of a nationwide sheriffs coalition is calling on Vermont’s law enforcement officers to defy three controversial gun control measures passed by Burlington voters three weeks ago. “Sheriffs have a constitutional duty to refuse to comply with such ordinances,” said Richard Mack, president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. “We’re seeing sheriffs in New York oppose the Safe Act and Gov. Cuomo. If we have sheriffs in New York doing this, how much more should we have sheriffs doing it in Vermont?”Amazing. Burlington, Vermont, voters actually passed a law supporting gun control measures which have already been ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court to be unconstitutional.
On March 4, Burlington voters joined a push by elected officials throughout northeastern states to enact stiffer gun control measures. By a 2-to-1 margin, they banned the carry of firearms in bars and[emphasis added]
restaurants, authorized police to confiscate guns during domestic disputes and required gun owners to keep firearms locked up at home.
This, in the state with the most freedom-loving gun laws in the nation.
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Vermonters ... and all of us ... have a choice. What will it be?