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Vermont Senate approves controversial gun control bill

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

BLOOMBERG IS BACK: A Bloomberg-backed group is is back with a petition drive to qualify a background check initiative for Nevada's 2016 ballot.

A controversial bill that bans violent felons and mentally ill Vermonters from possessing a firearm passed a preliminary vote of 20 to 8 in the Senate on Wednesday.

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Background check bill in peril after police chiefs shoot it down

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Government Regulation, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Tim Bombardier

A highly controversial background check bill is in peril in Vermont after an influential association of police chiefs criticized the legislation as unnecessary and off target.

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Vermont senate leader misfires with gun control pitch at massive gun rally

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Speaking at a large pro-gun rally at the Vermont statehouse Tuesday, state Sen. John Campbell told law-abiding Vermonters they would need to undergo criminal background checks before buying guns.

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Air marshal’s TN arrest for alleged lewd photos calls background checks into question

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Nashville, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog, WatchBlog  /  Comments Off

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Government employees normally keep their on-the-job indiscretions behind closed doors or in smoke-filled rooms, but some civil servants reportedly do it out in the open.
As was heavily reported last week, Nashville Metro Police charged 28-year-old Adam Bartsch with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, for allegedly using his cell phone to […]

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