Letters: Ammo sale ban bill introduced 

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

Categories: Opinion

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  1. What strikes me is the 420,000+ rifles we had stockpiled in Afghanistan. I would assume some came home with the troops?

  2. The withdrawal from Afghanistan was performed crudely and ineffectively.

    • The real focus should be the bill to amend title 18, United States code, to “prevent the bulk sales of ammunition, promote recordkeeping and reporting about ammunition . . .
      They want our guns. They want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment. Who are they ? For the most part, extreme Left Democrats and Progressives. The ones who identify as Socialist. Some states are already trying to force law abiding citizens into a gun registry, so when the have the law they know every house to go, and how many guns they can remove. Record keeping on ammo does the same thing. (If I buy 100 rounds of .308 ammo, it is obvious without registration of a gun that I own a .308). Question – How much personal information does our government (who we elect to represent our interest) deserve from law abiding citizens ? I don’t remember registry or record keeping in any part of the 2nd Amendment. I will reread it again, but I don’t think it’s there, and probably because that was already tried back in the time of the Revolutionary War by British loyalist in our early government.
      *** Overreach by our Government happens because people don’t realize the real agenda, and don’t think it’s a big deal until it’s too late. Hitler did it in Germany in the 30’s, and then later removed guns from German citizen. Once he did that there was no way of stopping him. History will repeat if you don’t learn and pay attention.***

    • Quite to the contrary; it was a perfect blow to American/western influence in the region and in the world.

  3. From the book, When The Center Held by Donald Rumsfeld 2018

    In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Viet Nam War.
    President Ford went to congress for a relief package to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was one US Senator who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon.

    This senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford. Despite the efforts of this senator, President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Viet Nam allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support for America. When they arrived in America, President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees to integrate into American society.

    That same troublesome Senator torpedoed any support for these shell shocked, anticommunist, Americans and our helpers, the refugees.

    Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis. As he did so, the Senator belittled those efforts. What kind of person would oppose President Ford’s tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing?
    Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Viet Nam War?


    Joe Biden the guy who left 358,530 AR16/M4s and other types of Rifles, 126,295 – Pistols and 64,363 SAWs Squad Automatic Weapons (Machine Guns) for a total of 549,118 small arms to the Taliban and sent tens of billions of dollars’ worth of weapons to Ukraine. Then swapped basketball player Brittney Griner, a traitor who kneels for our national anthem and does not want it played before sporting events for Russian arms dealer The Merchant of Death, Viktor Bout who sold tens of thousands of AK47s to terrorists to kill Americans with is telling the American people why we shouldn’t be able to own semiautomatic weapons. When are people going to wake up and see the hypocrisy of these anti constitutionalists. They are the real insurrectionists and domestic enemies of our Constitution.

    “The enemy is already here”. – Dan Bongino

      • Interesting irony of Donnie Rumsfeld throwing The Biden under the bus. Someone pointed out Ronald Reagan’s inauguration was January 20, 1981 and the assisination attempt was March 30, 1981. Reagan barely had the seat warm. Who was the VP? Same guy who worked in the three letter agency when JFK was murdered in Dallas? Was it Donnie who spoke prior to 9/11 about the DOD budget? They keep rearranging the deck chairs and people wonder why the ship is sinking.

  4. It is now obvious that the only thing standing in the way of the metastasizing totalitarian new world order is the American public. Correct in their assessments or not, the new world order sees those law-abiding Americans, especially those who are armed, as the enemy of the State. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Dick Blumenthal, three of our exceedingly dishonest elected officials, are promoting the new world oligarchies that fund their political survival. They take precedent over every individual liberty for which our Constitutional Republic stands.

    Despite what the myopic progressives claim as they troll conservatives on VDC and other forums, this isn’t a conspiracy theory. This is a blatant and continued concerted effort to eliminate our individual freedoms – all in the name of our alleged incompetence, our so-called inability to govern ourselves, as to be “cured against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease … put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” ― C. S. Lewis

    We are now presumed guilty of incompetence as our constitutional due process rights are being destroyed before our eyes. The first and second amendments are being attacked as antiquated political theory.

    As the story has been told and retold, when Ben Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, a lady asked ‘Well Doctor what have we got, a Republic or a Monarchy? To which Franklin reportedly replied, ‘at once witty and ominous’: “A Republic, madam, if you can keep it.”

    How can we keep it? – that is the question.

    There is a game plan. Voting is important. Even when the process is flawed – vote. Be consistent in your belief in our Constitution, and its intended due process. Even while you understand, as did the Founders, that humans are fallible… and prone to despotism.

    What is ‘the plan’, then?

    Free enterprise!

    “The key insight of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations is misleadingly simple: if an exchange between two parties is voluntary, it will not take place unless both believe they will benefit from it. Most economic fallacies derive from the neglect of this simple insight, from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.” ― Milton Friedman

    If you want to offset ‘corporate greed’, spend your money wisely. If you can spend only within the corrupt corporate crony structure, spend only what you need to survive… or don’t spend at all. Become as self-sufficient as you can.

    Think Bud Light, Target, Starbucks, Disney, and many others. Money talks. Every dollar you spend is infinitely more powerful than your political vote. Vote with your dollar. Earn only what you need to survive. Pay as little tax as possible, starve the cronies, and watch them succumb to the most powerful libertarian force civilized society has ever created.

    “The great virtue of a free-market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.” ― again, Milton Friedman

    If there is one tantamount tenant prescribed in the U. S. Constitution, it is in its ubiquitous protections afforded to individuals and our free enterprise system. Exercise your power. Every penny counts.

    • “Despite what the myopic progressives claim as they troll conservatives on VDC and other forums, this isn’t a conspiracy theory.” lol I can tell that you missed me, I was away for work.

      Much like I told my fellow moron liberals about George Bush and Trump, explain how Sleepy Joe and Pocahontas can simultaneously hopelessly incompetent and the world’s largest threat to democracy. Can’t have it both ways.

  5. Buy stock in reloading equiptment and cpmponents companies ! It’s impossible to find large rifle primers allready. Bullet prices have doubled, and are hard to find, and powder is supplies are spotty. The time to buy, is when you can find it. I have never been one to endorse hoarding, as that contributes to short supplies, but I do understand the sentimen.

  6. I trust Mr. Sexton will look at Donald Trump’s speech in NH this past weekend. His ravings against his political rivals, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, President Obama, (who is no longer president), are reminiscent of someone suffering from advanced senility and/or on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

    • Instead of worrying about Trump maybe you could address what I wrote.
      The VTGOP support for those who have betrayed Conservative Vermonters, specifically Scott and the 24 State Reps who voted for H89. Their support and endorsement of Christina Nolan prove the Platform they voted for stands for nothing.
      They want you to believe they are different than the far left and marxists in the Legislature while they vote with them and lose seats.
      And if you still have time, list all the accomplishments of Obama’s 3rd term.

    • Time for John to be removed from the VT GOP like the cancer he is. Anyone who openly and enthusiastically supports Joe Biden and his policies is not a conservative or a Republican. The Democrat party is calling your name.

      • “Most republicans are actually democrats, while NO democrats are ever republicans” Dan Bongino
        No better example than Vermont.