Locals react to court’s gun ruling

Last Friday, June 24, a team of Addison Independent interns/reporters took to the streets of Middlebury to find out how people were feeling about the Supreme Court’s ruling a day earlier that makes it illegal for New York state to require a gun owner to demonstrate a valid reason before being allowed to carry a concealed firearm.

Letter to the editor: The AR-15 is a killing machine

It must be banned.

Letter to the editor: Guns argument fails the test

In what bizarre alternate universe does the gun violence in America today resemble a “well-regulated militia”?

Guest editorial: Shootings are the convulsions of a society in decline

It is senseless, right? But what seems “senseless” to the witness observing it, frighteningly, must be sensible to the mind filled with hate and fear and clouded by illness. It is both sick and sickening.

Guest editorial: Gun proliferation is what has changed

In the wake of yet another mass shooting in the United States, we mourn the child victims and again ask: Why are we as a nation unable to effectively deal with the malignancy of gun violence?

Letter to the editor: Guns do not make us safe

This is not a foreign war. The terrorists are us.

Letter to the editor: Dubious honor: U.S. is the gun capital of the world

Just this week we all witnessed yet another terrorist attack. This time it was a white suprematist who killed thirteen individuals of which eleven were our black brothers and sisters.

Editorial: If reason prevailed, gun safety would too

If commonsense gun control legislation can’t convince Republican Senators to protect their constituents for fear of upsetting the gun lobby and white supremacists within their party, perhaps portraying the problem as a public health issue would be more pa … (read more)

GOP gun rights meeting to be held at Ilsley

The Addison County Republicans next week will host an event promoted as the “Gun Rights in Vermont” briefing in Middlebury.

Editorial: Cruz and the politics of guns

Hunters and reasonable gun owners may be the only Americans capable of talking sense to Republican representatives in the U.S. House and Senate. That’s because political leeches like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, believe he is crowing to his base with his shoot … (read more)

Six loose cows shot dead in Orwell (updated)

ORWELL — Six loose cows appear to have been shot and killed Friday night in Orwell, according to a press release issued by Vermont State Police Saturday. The cows had been running wild most of the summer and fall, said Brian Kemp, who owns Mountain Meadow … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Yes on guns but no on masks?

I just read Christopher Ross’s piece on mask wearing in Bristol. I agree with the wearing of masks in public. It is such a simple and proactive measure to take and agree it should have been mandated long ago, but understand our governor’s position, too.  … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Bipartisan gun legislation deserves consideration

Just a few hours after a lobby visit at Senator Leahy’s Burlington office, his staffer sent me the headlining news, “Leahy, Pascrell, King Introduce Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act.” This bipartisan act, introduced by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) an … (read more)

Pittsford board takes a stand on gun rights

PITTSFORD – The Pittsford selectboard has unanimously supported a resolution making the Sunshine Village a gun owner sanctuary. The resolution claims the right to nullify, or invalidate, laws that infringe on what a gun rights organization calls “the lawf … (read more)

Armed bandit fires gun at East Middlebury robbery

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are searching for an armed bandit who fired his gun — twice — while robbing Mac’s Convenience Store in East Middlebury on Monday night. At about 10 minutes before 9 p.m. on Jan. 6, a man wearing a green coat, gloves, an … (read more)