by Guy Page
In one short video, Second Amendment news blogger Liberty Doll has succinctly nailed the Daniel Banyai story – both the complex historical perspective, and the latest information on a judge’s warrant for his arrest.
Banyai built the Slate Ridge gun range and training facility in Pawlet. Some neighbors didn’t approve of him or his facility. He has had conflicts with the Board of Selectmen of the small Rutland County town. The presence of Slate Ridge ruffled feathers in the Legislature, who responded by passing a law banning ‘paramilitary training.’
As reported by Liberty Doll, and the July 10 Manchester Journal, a Rutland County judge has issued a warrant for Banyai’s arrest for failing to follow his order to close Slate Ridge. However, the Rutland County Sheriff pointedly says his office has no contract with Pawlet, and that in any case making a big show of force isn’t a smart idea.
But the warrant-without-a-cop-to-serve-it may be moot, anyway. A letter from Banyai’s lawyer appearing on Liberty Doll’s video claims Banyai will comply with the court order. Reason given: he can’t take care of the animals on his organic farm if he’s in jail.