Good: 12 states on path to guns with no permits
Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota and Virgina have no-permit-needed legislation in the works. They’d join Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming.
South Dakota is just waiting for the governor’s signature.
Be sure of your target and what’s behind it:
The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a hunter who shoots and injures someone because he or she didn’t properly identify the target can face an aggravated assault charge.
In a case arising out of Lamoille County, the court upheld the aggravated assault conviction of Eric Patch, who was out partridge hunting in November of 2006 when he saw movement in a tree, fired his 12-gauge shotgun and hit a deer hunter.
Jeff Soyer agrees with the ruling. So does Murdoc.
Jeff Soyer points this out:
Jared was sharing a conversation during his free period snack time at school. He was talking with a friend about the recent spring 2008 turkey season. Both boys had been out hunting with their dads and Jared was asking his friend where he had gotten his first turkey.
“Jared’s teacher covered her ears, trying to block the conversation, and singing ‘la la la la.’ When asked by another school employee about her odd behavior, the teacher claimed she did not want to hear about the boys and their ‘killing.’
The teacher switched all snack times in her class to “working” snack times so she could limit what students talked about.
The student’s parents pulled him out of the school and began homeschooling him.
Jessica Mondillo: Who said women are Pro Gun Control?
She also points out a Gun Show Feb 9th and 10th at the Bennington VT Armory.
If you go to the show, be on the lookout for loopholes. I’m told they’re very dangerous. There are probably lots of shady soccer moms buying machine guns and rocket launchers with no background checks required.
Keep out of range of minivans in Vermont!