On November 2, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bill to amend title 18, United States code, to “prevent the bulk sales of ammunition, promote recordkeeping and reporting about ammunition, end ammunition straw purchasing and require a background check before the transfer of ammunition by certain Federal Firearms licensees to non licensees” (U.S. Senate Bill S3223).
0This bill, if passed, would apply only to peaceful, law-abiding American citizens. It will not affect the dealings of terrorists, international arms traffickers, and smugglers.
According to Action on Armed Violence (a non-profit organization that analyzes and shares evidence of armed violence against civilians across the world), the Biden Administration left behind 358,530 assault rifles and 64,363 fully automatic rifles in Afghanistan. In an April 2022 report, CNN confirmed that the Biden Administration left 7.12 billion dollars worth of weaponry (including 18 million rounds of ammunition) in the hands of Taliban terrorists. Worse yet, the Pentagon has failed to track the exact numbers of ammunition funded with American taxpayer dollars. The Biden Administration mismanaged US military withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, raising grave concerns that the armaments left behind would be used to escalate terror and violence globally.
The warnings went unheeded and now these weapons are showing up in the hands of Hamas, Pakistani insurgents, and Mexican drug cartels on the U.S. border. Photographs of Hamas terrorists wielding U.S. fully automatic M4 rifles have been widely shared in the news media and social media after the murder of Israeli civilians on October 7.
Corruption and contempt for lawful citizens has ravaged American politics to such an extent that our politicians aren’t pretending anymore. Entrenched ideologues like Warren and Blumenthal have more to gain by promoting Joe Biden’s destabilizing policies abroad than maintaining law and order at home. They have no qualms about supplying military rifles and ammunition to warring factions worldwide, while attempting to deny U.S. citizens from exercising our constitutional right to bear arms.
Democrat-run states and cities defunded the police and quit prosecuting criminals, resulting in understaffed and under-trained law enforcement forces and rampant crime waves.
Moreover, hordes of undocumented foreign nationals – predominantly young men – have been illegally crossing the nation’s southern border in record numbers. These developments bode ill for those who want to safeguard our families, friends, and communities. – Stuart Lindberg, Cavendish
Fire only excuse to pull fire alarm – In the late 1920’s in Burlington my dad was a fireman, he was responding to a fire alarm when enroute his fire truck was in an accident. It left my dad who had a bright future ahead of him permanently disabled. It was a false alarm that changed my family’s life forever. I cannot justify any reason other than a fire for pulling a fire alarm. – Joyce Stockinger
Critics of ‘unprincipled Republican’ Trump should look in mirror – On November 18 in South Burlington, VT the VTGOP will hold its reorganization meeting. All executive offices are open for a vote.
I have written many times before about the capitulation of the VTGOP to the far left liberals and marxists.
Some of those who support Dame criticize me and blame me for the failures they have brought on themselves.
Many of those who support Dame and the VTGOP blame me for defending life from conception.
Many in the VTGOP claim to be Republican while supporting the destruction of babies in the womb and children to be stolen by the State to sexually, chemically, physically and psychologically destroy their ability to ever reproduce.
Dame was quoted in an article for Vermont Daily Chronicle where he once again attacks Trump. Dame calls Trump the most unprincipled person he’s ever known to run as a Republican.
Dame has consistently bragged about Phil Scott being the most popular Governor in America. Dame won’t tell you that Scott receives between 60 – 70% of his votes from democrats.
Scott told Vermonters they ” weren’t essential ” while keeping planned parenthood and VT Liquor Stores open. Scott’s inability ( cowardice ) to define the word Woman has placed every female in VT Schools and businesses at risk. Scott gives planned parenthood millions of Vermonters Tax dollars while never having given any of the Pro Pregnancy Centers a cent.
Scott replaced open seats in the Legislature with Democrats. Scott stole $3 million from the Tobacco Settlement money and $2 million from a program to protect children at risk from domestic assault to give to illegal aliens because they were not eligible for Stimulus checks.
Scott helped write and signed illegal and unconstitutional gun laws violating our 2nd Amendment Rights.
Scott supports H89, and 24 Vt State Transrepublican Representatives voted for it. Making it law that the State can steal your child.
Neither Dame nor any member has Condemned Scott or any of those who betrayed Conservative Vermonters, in fact they support them. At the November 18 meeting Dame has scheduled three of those Representatives to speak. Scott won’t show because he has no use or need for the VTGOP.
Dame doesn’t have to look far to see unprincipled Republicans, he can look in the mirror.
The VTGOP has a chance to prove to Vermonters that Conservatives will have representation.
If Dame, Koch, Shepard and others are replaced it will be a good start. – Jim Sexton, Essex Junction