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Vermont: 2013 Legislative Session Adjourns

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pro-Gun Bill Advances to Governor Shumlin’s Desk

 State lawmakers wrapped up their 2013 legislative session earlier this week in Montpelier with good results for Vermont NRA members.  Several anti-gun bills were introduced in Vermont this year, but none of them advanced beyond committee.  NRA members did a tremendous job of contacting their state legislators to express concerns about legislation that would attack the Second Amendment, and your telephone calls and e-mails made the difference.  However, anti-gun lawmakers who annually sponsor these proposals will not abandon their agenda.  Gun owners will need to remain vigilant as these anti-gun bills will carry over to the 2014 session.

Additionally, an important pro-gun bill prevailed this session.  Late last fall, the NRA met with state Representative Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden) to discuss legislation allowing Vermonters to carry a handgun while bow hunting or dog training, provided that game may not be harvested with the pistol during archery season.  House Bill 129 was introduced by Representative Brennan and during the session was amended by the House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee into House Bill 101, the Game and Fish bill.  This legislation will allow bow hunters and dog trainers to provide for their own self-defense while afield.  This change is an important improvement as the number of women participating in these activities has increased and bow hunters and dog trainers typically enjoy their activities in remote areas.  H.101 passed both chambers of the General Assembly and is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Peter Shumlin (D).

Thank you to all NRA members who contacted their legislators this session regarding these important issues!



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Appropriations Act Signed Into Law With Important Pro-Second Amendment Provisions

On Wednesday, November 25, the President signed S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 into law. Included in the bill were some very important pro-gun provisions that represent the culmination of long-term efforts by ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Anti-gun Politicians, Media Exploit Paris Attacks in “Terrorist Gap” Rehash

The Paris terrorist attacks were not easily pinned on America’s supposedly lax gun laws or the NRA, but ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

“F” Stands for Fail: Gun Turn-in Event Nets a Stack of Paper Pledges and Some Surplus Sporting Goods

Recently, we reported on Hillary Clinton’s praise for local firearm “buyback” events and her view that forcing Americans to participate ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Brussels Pushes Gun Control in Wake of Paris Attacks

On November 18, the European Commission expedited a plan to overhaul the European Union’s already restrictive gun control laws. The ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Firearm Inheritance Protection Act

Today, November 24, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bills 225 and 226.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Obama Administration Opposes CMP Handgun Sales

The House of Representatives has approved Congressman Mike D. Rogers’ amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which—if accepted in ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Overwhelming 81 Percent of Current and Former Military have Unfavorable View of Clinton

More bad news for Hillary Clinton. Coming off the heels of survey results that found the former Secretary ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Bloomberg’s Lackeys Tweet Solace to Unarmed Victims of Paris Attacks … Some of Them, Anyway

On Friday, Nov. 13, Islamic terrorists carried out a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, France, that left ...


Friday, June 5, 2015

Stop Obama's Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech

It's happening again— President Obama is using his imperial pen and telephone to curb your rights and bypass Congress ...


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.