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fizux
09-04-2013, 7:32 AM
http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=8300&page=1

Personally, I think this justification wins the most bogus argument award:
"State Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson, D-Essex, who introduced gun legislation in Vermont last year supported by Gun Sense, believes the high suicide rate is directly linked to the state’s easy gun access. Her bill, which sought to change the state limit on bullets in detachable magazines from 30 to 10, failed to gain traction last year."

vtabiker
09-06-2013, 11:30 AM
http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=8300&page=1

Personally, I think this justification wins the most bogus argument award:
"State Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson, D-Essex, who introduced gun legislation in Vermont last year supported by Gun Sense, believes the high suicide rate is directly linked to the state’s easy gun access. Her bill, which sought to change the state limit on bullets in detachable magazines from 30 to 10, failed to gain traction last year."

Maybe she figures that if you can't kill yourself with 10, that you'll give up at the mag change?......lol

njineermike
09-06-2013, 11:37 AM
http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=8300&page=1

Personally, I think this justification wins the most bogus argument award:
"State Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson, D-Essex, who introduced gun legislation in Vermont last year supported by Gun Sense, believes the high suicide rate is directly linked to the state’s easy gun access. Her bill, which sought to change the state limit on bullets in detachable magazines from 30 to 10, failed to gain traction last year."

There must be a rash of people in Vermont committing suicide by shooting themselves in the head over 11 times.

Sunday
09-06-2013, 1:10 PM
Suicide is good, more room for the illegal aliens.

mshill
09-06-2013, 2:42 PM
Despite the knock-on effects outside Vermont, within its borders gun violence does not appear to be a chief concern. In fact, in reading the data, Vermont is an outright anomaly within the U.S. in that, even given its lack of gun laws, there are very few violent gun crimes.

Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation found that Vermont had the lowest firearms homicides in the nation next to Hawaii in 2011, the most recent year data were given. The number of homicides with firearms in Vermont that year: four.

^^^^^ buried in the middle of page 2. This is really important data that needs to be shoved into the face of any anti-gun advocate.

press1280
09-07-2013, 2:46 AM
VT's court history on the matter suggests these bills would probably be overturned, even if they were passed.
This is a state with a precedent saying you can't require a permit for concealed or open carry.