Cops caught in the middle E-mail
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In Burlington Vermont, a local shooting range recently barred officers from the premises. The move appears to be a not very well thought out response to the city's proposed ban on certain assault weapons. The Burlington City Council recently voted 10-3 in favor of, would ban assault-style firearms and large-capacity magazines within city limits.

Although it has little chance of approval in the Vermont state legislature and wouldn’t even be up for a vote until 2014, the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club decided to vent their anger and frustration by banning cops from their range- despite the fact that they had nothing to do with the city council'’ proposal.

Robert Boivin, chairman of the club's executive board, sent a letter to the Burlington City Council saying, you guessed it, that the proposed ban superseded state law and violated Second Amendment rights, according to Fox News.

"We felt that the Burlington City Council's actions really alienated a lot of our people -- members in particular -- and if they weren't going to be supportive of us, then we'd have a hard time being supportive of their group," Boivin told WPTZ.

The Burlington Police Department released a statement expressing regret that the "important and much-needed community dialogue regarding gun control" resulted in officers being barred from the range.

But it’s probably not too realistic to expect people that think police officers and the city council are in cahoots, along with God knows who, to grab the guns from our cold dead hands.

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