“Disappointment And Anger” Among Gun Shop Owners In Vermont?

BY Herschel Smith
3 months ago

Burlington Free Press:

Vermont gun shop owners reacted with anger and disappointment Thursday to the new gun laws signed by Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday …

Adam Nilson co-founded Atlas Gunworks in North Ferrisburgh in 2016, together with his partner, Tod West, making competition handguns that start at about $4,000. Nilson said his business has doubled its revenue each year, and that he expects to do $2 million in business this year. He has 8 employees.

But they might soon not be working here.

“We’re going to leave,” Nilson said. “It was hard enough to do business here when Vermont was gun-friendly. Seeing how fast they did what they did, the writing’s on the wall. We don’t feel welcome here.”

Gov. Phil Scott signed the new gun laws Wednesday in an outdoor public ceremony in front of the Statehouse, facing a hostile crowd of gun-rights activists, together with supporters of the legislation.

Nilson, who grew up in Colchester, said he’s considering moving to Tennessee, West Virginia or North or South Carolina, “somewhere where they’re gun friendly.”

[ … ]

Henry Parro, who supported Scott with a $200 donation to his campaign from his business, said he was going to “reserve comment” on the new gun laws until he gets an interpretation of the laws from his attorney.

Like Datillio, Parro said he has “thousands” of high capacity magazines that would become illegal after Oct. 1.

[ … ]

One of the provisions in the new laws requires universal background checks for private sales. People who want to transfer a gun privately must visit a federal firearms licensee for the background check. There are exceptions for immediate family members and law enforcement.

Pidgeon said he will not be offering background checks for private sales.

“Anger and disappointment?”  What?  Where were you guys earlier before this abomination was signed?  He told you he was going to do it.  How can you now be disappointed that he did what he said he would do?

At any rate, as I said before, move South like all other gun manufacturing.  The North will have nothing left.  That’s perfectly fine with me.  Rock River Arms, Mossberg, Remington, Kimber, Springfield Armory?  Why are you still there?

The great thing about the ban is that if law abiding and peaceable citizens can no longer get standard capacity magazines, neither can the criminals, and so everyone will be on a level playing field when it comes to home invasions.  And since there is now universal background checks, the criminals probably won’t even be able to get guns.

That’s true, right?  The criminals can’t get them, neither guns nor standard capacity magazines.  Right?  And a level playing field between peaceable men and criminals is a good thing, right?  Each has an equal chance of winning, statistically speaking?  Everybody will play fairly, right?


Comments

  1. On April 12, 2018 at 11:16 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “At any rate, as I said before, move South like all other gun manufacturing. The North will have nothing left. That’s perfectly fine with me. Rock River Arms, Mossberg, Remington, Kimber, Springfield Armory? Why are you still there?”

    The cultural Marxists never were too good at thinking through second- and third-order effects of their actions, and the latest round of anti-2A
    rulings, legislation and decrees only proves the point.

    After the latest round of anti-firearm legislation in the Illinois General Assembly, Armalite – formerly of Geneseo, IL, announced that it was moving its operations to Arizona.

    Many readers are already familiar with how, a few years ago, the Colorado state government basically forced Magpul to leave that state for greener pastures

    If present trends continue, these relocations won’t be the last.

    Pro-FA advocates should do everything in their power to influence not only gun-makers and manufacturers to relocate to more favorable locations, but ammunition manufacturers as well.

    If the anti-2A crowd ultimately end up only with slingshots and rocks for weapons when this is all over, it would serve them right. Actions, meet consequences!

  2. On April 13, 2018 at 4:57 am, Pat Hines said:

    Bernie Sanders moved from New York to Vermont in order to run for office, that’s when everyone should have figured out where things were going.

    That Vermont has one of the lowest crime rates in the United States didn’t phase the communists that relocated there at all.

    I’d like all gun manufacturing to relocate south, the Yankee Empire’s loss is our gain.

  3. On April 13, 2018 at 7:55 am, ragman said:

    Vermont was certainly a socialist paradise but they were the shining star concerning the RKBA. Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys are surety spinning in their graves. The left will never be satisfied. An attempt at confiscation is their goal. We must face that fact and prepare accordingly. It’s later than we think.

  4. On April 13, 2018 at 7:55 am, Fred said:

    “One of the provisions in the new laws requires universal background checks for private sales.”

    If there’s no database why does .gov need a record of the transfer?

    And they are certainly welcome in Tennessee.

  5. On April 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm, Longbow said:

    “There are exceptions for… law enforcement.”

    Of course! Members of the Gang will be afforded special treatment. What the fuck were YOU thinking?

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