Letter, Opinion

Cragin’s Gun Shop in Rutland raises funds to fight back on gun laws 


Dear Editor,

In late June, The Vermont Federation of Sportsman Club announced it was building a war chest to file challenges against Vermont’s existing high-capacity magazine ban, as well as a new 72-hour waiting period that was just passed this year.  

We at Cragin’s Gun Shop in Rutland are confident that neither of these laws will pass constitutional muster under the Heller & Bruen decisions. 

Across Vermont, citizens who understand that their rights have been more than just infringed have stepped forward with donations to this fight, with over $230,000 collected so far.  

At Cragin’s Gun Shop, the owners conducted a raffle for a firearm on their own initiative, with all proceeds going toward the lawsuit, which raised almost $2,000.

It is through the selfless actions of the Cragins, and thousands of other Vermont individuals and businesses that we are going to challenge unconstitutional laws —  and win.

For more information visit: vtfsc.org.

John Cragin Jr; John Cragin Sr and Chris Bradley, Rutland

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