We knew this day was coming. After dumping millions of dollars into the ballot initiative in Washington State, national anti-gun interests have now set their sights on Vermont. Leading up to the 2014 elections, Gun Sense Vermont wrote checks to dozens of lawmakers’ campaigns. In fact, many of these incumbents didn’t even solicit the campaign contributions and refused to cash them. This anti-gun group has also been sending postcards to lawmakers for months urging them to adopt so-called “universal” background checks. Official state disclosure forms show that the group ranked in the top five for the amount of money they spent on lobbyists last year. This group and its wealthy benefactor will spare no expense to strip you of your constitutional rights!
Now is the time for NRA members and Vermont gun owners to make a stand. It’s imperative that gun owners make their voices heard loud and clear. On Wednesday, Senate Bill 31 was introduced by Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell (D-Windsor) and his leadership team. S.31 seeks to impose restrictions on the private transfer of firearms and will do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. However, it will create undue burdens for law-abiding Vermonters.
Please contact your Senator today, and respectfully ask him or her to oppose Senate Bill 31. Remind him or her that Vermont was recently named one of the safest states in the country. This legislation is nothing more than a solution in search of a problem.
To leave a message for your state Senator, please contact the Statehouse Sergeant of Arms at (802) 828-2228.