(Big problem. There is also a bill in the Senate that would have the same effect. Enough of this crap already. – promoted by kestrel9000)
Hunters and gun owners beware. Now is the time to get on the phone and end the silence. These anti gun “nuts” are relentless. They have just introduced yet another bill and this one will effectively remove your ability to hunt on thousands of acres of Vermont land and no I am not being overly critical in the slightest bit.
Presently we Vermonters have been able to hunt on the various lands possessed by schools and according to this new bill, you may not possess a firearm on any land that is owned, leased, controlled, or subcontracted by a school. This is entirely disgusting. First of all, simply driving or walking through Howe Center and accidentally venturing too far over onto one of the parking spots or sidewalk will get you up to 1 year in prison, a $1000 fine or both for the first offense and up to 3 years in prison and a $5000 fine or both after the first offense as RHS leases a building down there. Now that is the least bothersome of it. Go to google maps and type in “Vermont schools” without the quotes and then tell me you don’t hunt in one of those locations with the pink balloons and that doesn’t even begin to show just how much land some of those schools actually own. On the list of sponsors for this bill are Representatives Keenan of St. Albans City, Branagan of Georgia, McCarthy of St. Albans City, Weed of Enosburgh, Connor of Fairfield, Consejo of Sheldon, Dickinson of St. Albans Town, Krowinski of Burlington, Michelsen of Hardwick, Toleno of Brattleboro and Rutland’s own Peter Fagan.