Vermont registered lobbyists were required to report their April lobbying compensation and other expenses by May 15.
National gun control organizations, like “Giffords” of former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords (D) AZ pour large amounts
of money into Vermont to pay large local lobbying firms to push for their national agenda: to enact NYC-style gun control
laws in every state. Small population Vermont is seen as low hanging fruit. A cheap and easy buy.
The data below is the “Giffords” lobbying financial disclosure report to the Vermont Secretary of State, as required by law.
As you can see down below “Giffords” is listed to a Washington, D.C. address. They pay Patricia Komline handsomely
to lobby for gun control bills like H.610 and numerous other gun control bills. As you can see Patricia Komline, the former
Republican Leader of the Vermont House of Representatives, has substantial resources.
Patricia Komline is a regular presence in the committee rooms lobbying for the”Giffords” gun control agenda, bills like
H.610. Giffords pays very well and demands prompt service for this money spent in the pursuit of eliminating the rights
of Vermont gun owners.
Usually the Final Gavel in the Vermont Legislature usually falls in May or early June and most folks stop watching the
financial reports. It is important to watch the spending that happens all year, not just when the legislature is in Montpelier.
There was a filing required in September, even if there was no fund use to report, if “Giffords” was still engaged in lobbying
in Vermont “Giffords” apparently did not file a financial disclosure report.
Note Patricia Komline and Malina Gabrielle were removed. Then reinstated. A March filing indicates that Giffords reported
no lobbying fund use until no earlier than February 1, 2020 or they would have to had filed in January or February. That is
all rather interesting.
The reports show a total of compensation of $ 59,589.86 and the right column(s) show expenses of thousands more spent.
The best defense Vermont for gun owners have is to get the ranks involved and voting. Voting, there is no substitute.
GIFFORDS LOBBYIST INFORMATION
GIFFORDS DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
GIFFORDS ADVERTISING EXPENDITURE INFORMATION