9-21-2021 Call to Action


The event was well attended by GoVT members and other pro-2A citizens, making up almost 90% of the participants.
Other pro-2A citizens attended via Zoom and offered their thoughts.

The presentation posed interesting questions, discussed historical events, and the original (Madison) and modern interpretations (Heller & McDonald) of the 2nd Amendment that actually support the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right.

Discussion on various points led to some interesting discussion and the observance by Professor Mott as to how civil the discourse was. This showed how gun owners are actually the rational and responsible citizens the anti-gun activists always say we are not.

While the topics covered did not go too deeply into each of the philosophical, historical and legal aspects of the 2nd, the discussion remained civil and kept the audience quite involved.

I will post a link to the video if I can find one.
Click here for the audio recording of the event.

PS: Thanks to all those pro-2A supporters who attended. You represented our cause well.

Bob DePino
Vice-President, GoVT

GoVT Call to Action.

All available 2A supporters please attend!

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Join Professor Meg Mott with Vermont Humanities Council at the Springfield Town Library SPRINGFIELD TOWN HALL (3rd floor), 96 Main St, Springfield, VT, Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. for her presentation of “Do We Still Need an Armed Citizenry?”
Why did a “republican form of government” require an armed citizenry?
For most of its life, the Second Amendment was a very sleepy amendment. Unlike the First Amendment, which quickly raised the vexing problem of what speech is protected, the Second Amendment received very little attention from cities and states until after the 9/11 attacks.
In this presentation, Professor Meg Mott focuses on the political theory behind the Second Amendment. What were the hopes and fears behind the Second Amendment, and why was it written in the passive voice? She’ll consider the arguments that support a 21st-century reading of this most-cited amendment and what constitutional arguments are being used to limit the gun rights newly afforded by the Supreme Court.
After 20 years of teaching political theory and constitutional law to Marlboro College undergraduates, Meg Mott has taken her love of argument to the general public.
This is a Vermont Humanities Council event sponsored by the town of Springfield.

Other 2A presentations by Meg Mott:

Putney Library discussion (GoVT members attended) 7/26/2017: Presentation Putney 2017

Brattleboro Brooks Memorial Library discussion 7/17/2019: Presentation Brattleboro 2019

(Gun Owners of Vermont is credited with influencing Professor Mott’s thoughts on the 2nd & 3rd Amendments.)