Gun advocate plans rallies

Gun advocate plans rallies

Gun Rights

Kevin Hoyt, left, stands at the Bennington Four Corners during a gun rights rally in April 2018. He is planning similar rallies here this month and statewide in August. BENNINGTON — A display of patriotism during gun rights rally advocate Kevin Hoyt’s planned "Patriots Day" rally on April 27 at the Four Corners intersection could pay off with a voucher to purchase a firearm. Hoyt, the principal organizer of two downtown Bennington rallies last year after enactment of new Vermont gun control legislation, said he also plans an 11-town event Aug. 17 that likewise will feature the awarding of vouchers to purchase firearms. The former Republican candidate for a House seat from the Bennington 2-1 district, added that he "absolutely" is planning another run for the Legislature in 2020. The pending rallies, Hoyt said, are not solely to demonstrate against the 24-hour gun purchase waiting period that is close to passage this session, but are "an opportunity to protest a lot of things people are not happy about, things people are fed up with The average person feels stifled." Hoyt listed tax increases, changes in the education system, high crime rates and the opioid crisis as among issues creating mounting frustration. "These are all common sense issues," he said, and he believes liberals as well as conservative gun rights supporters might attend. The event, Hoyt said, will primarily be "a peaceful, pro-firearm assembly, rally and protest and demonstration against policies that create higher crime rates, `gun control’ and any […]

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