Vermont pro-gun rally in Montpelier: More opponents of new gun laws urged to seek office

Vermont pro-gun rally in Montpelier: More opponents of new gun laws urged to seek office

‘We are in a war for the future of Vermont,’ said one pro-gun ownership activist while calling for a political movement Buy Photo MONTPELIER — John Nagle had a message Saturday afternoon for his fellow pro-gun activists: Step up and run for office. "We’ve got to stop being quiet," the Colchester resident said to the crowd of camouflage- and orange-clad people who braved icy rain and sleet to rally on the steps of the Statehouse, where three days earlier Gov. Phil Scott signed three bills tightening Vermont’s gun laws. Several other speakers said they would be challenging sitting legislators, even in Democratic strongholds like Chittenden County, or encouraged others to do so as the state’s gun activists turn their attention to long-term strategy. More: Saturday’s rally was one of several gun advocacy events planned to be held at state capitols across the country. "Three days ago, on these steps, […]

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