Gun Range Bans Local PD After City Council Bans “Assault Rifles”

Gun Range Bans Local PD After City Council Bans “Assault Rifles”


A gun range has banned a Vermont police department from training there in protest to the city council drafting legislation to ban assault-style firearms.

The Stowe Reporter reports that the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club decided to ban the Burlington Police Department because the executive board feels that the Burlington City Council wants to take away their Second Amendment rights.

We “can no longer support the City of Burlington with such a prejudice against our club and its members, and has voted to suspend the City’s use of our range for its law enforcement. This action is effective immediately,” Robert Boivin, chairman of the club’s executive board, wrote in a letter, according to the Reporter.

Boivin tells the paper that this is not a “bullying tactic” because the club has let the police department train for free at the range for the past couple of years.

A bold move worthy of praise.

Boivin has every right to decide who can and can’t use his range, especially if they are using it for zero charge.

  • Angela Moore

    Definitely “a bold move worthy of praise.” Three cheers for the range!

  • Norm Levesque

    It.s about time incidents like this are happening. Citizens are weary of being bullied and being treated like school children so that politicians can appease a minority of people that frankly don’t know much about guns, sports, hunting and the enjoyment derived from visiting and using a gun range. Reacting to a mentally ill person who’d had enough of the bulling and being an outcast committed a horrible crime. For his crime millions must pay a price, society neglected this person and are as much at fault as he. So, now lets have more gun controls and ravage the 2nd Amendment, rather than fixing the broken mental health system-a system that spawned the Sandy Hook events…

  • 1911HeadBanger

    Stop feeding the animal that wants to devour you.

  • Pamela Patrick

    I hope if they ever need these officers with their assault rifles, they respond. Police are getting mighty sick of stupid people.

    • Andy Jacobson

      I think with the defense weapons the range has they will do just fine. Were the police sick of the stupid people that made a law in NY making it illegal for the them to have more than 7 bullets in their guns? Moron!

    • Richard Yearton

      Police are getting mighty sick of stupid people.Especially at the ones that are just plain STUPID! We need more mental assylums and less drugs to the BRAIN.Why dont you call your local congressman and tell him there should be a WAR on DRUGS NOT GUNS>

      • James M.Stepp

        You have that right! I’m sure you’ve noticed that the mass shootings began shortly after the ACLU sued on behalf of a person committed to an asylum who felt the “inmate” should have the final decision whether to be committed or not. They won,the person was released with a drug program to insure “Normal behavior”. That set a precedent,and more mentally ill were released and given drugs to keep them “normal”. Now,of course,there are fewer asylums in operation,and more NOT-NORMAL “normal” people out there,literally hanging by a pill. So far,all the mass shootings have been done by people with mental problems,on meds to keep them rational.

        In light of this-lets take everybody’s guns away! NOW-Tell me there’s no “Ulterior Motive” behind this gun control plan Obama is championing.

    • James M.Stepp

      Unfortunately,as long as there are people,there will be a percentage of stupid people. You must also realize that stupid comes in Police colors too. If they favor Gun Control,knowing that the People are on their own in cases of armed intruders,they’re as stupid as the rest of the stupid people.

  • James M.Stepp

    I’m hoping their City Council takes this as a chance to re-think their decision and revoke their Ban.

  • Claude Freeman

    Shotgun preteen vs. Illegal alien Home Invaders…

    Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11-year-old

    Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home.

    It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay-shooting champion since she was nine.

    Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house.

    She quickly ran to her father’s room and grabbed his 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.

    Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old’s knee-crouch aim.

    He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.

    When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death

    before medical help could arrive. It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45-caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery.

    That victim, 50-year-old David 0’Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest.

    Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news……..?

    An 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself……against two murderous, illegal immigrants…….and she wins.

    She is still alive. Now THAT is Gun Control!

    Thought for the day…. Calling an illegal alien an ‘undocumented immigrant’ is like calling a drug dealer an ‘unlicensed pharmacist.’

    I like this kind of e-mail! American citizens defending themselves and their homes.

  • TrueGrit

    It certainly was the right move and I support the Gun Club and Mr. Boivin wholeheartedly, No More Cops or any anti-rights losers. The law states clearly that they dont have any standing to ever ban guns !

  • Ed McGuire

    Good Job.