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Burlington police barred from local club shooting range

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 pm

The Burlington Police Department last week found itself in a crossfire between the Burlington City Council and the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club.

The club’s Morristown shooting range is no longer allowing the police department to train there because its executive board feels the city council is infringing on Second Amendment freedoms.

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  • Obviousman posted at 9:08 pm on Mon, Jan 28, 2013.

    Obviousman Posts: 1

    "It is unfortunate that this important and much-needed community dialogue regarding gun control currently under way in the City of Burlington and across the nation has resulted in this action."

    It is unfortunate that the Burlington city councilmen don't yet realize that actions have consequences.

  • brolin_1911a1 posted at 10:33 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2013.

    brolin_1911a1 Posts: 1

    Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling needs to have it explained to him that the definition of "dialogue" does not consist of government officials infringing on citizens' inalienable rights and the citizens being expected to sit down, shut up, and accept it. Not even pretending to pose it as a referendum can change that. The reason this nation''s Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional republic rather than a democracy was to prevent an emotionally aroused mob from violating the rights of the rest. Officials who can't understand that and who demonstrate such disdain for the citizens whom they are supposed to SERVE deserve to be slapped down.

  • Larry Wood posted at 1:54 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2013.

    Larry Wood Posts: 1

    It looks like your police chief and deputy chief need to get educated on the Constitution that they swore an oath to uphold and to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic.

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