After weeks of testimony, the Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved Senate Bill 141, a “committee bill” which replaced Senate Bill 31 after the “universal” background check provision was scrapped due to overwhelming opposition from the public. S.141 has taken entire sections of S.31 and is advancing despite large opposition from law-abiding gun owners. If passed by the Senate, it will go to the House of Representatives for approval.
NRA worked on amendments that limited the damage of the original bill, but S.141 remains a solution in search of a problem. This bill is the product of a national gun control group pushing a nationwide agenda in a state which has one of the best public safety records in the country. In short, it is completely unnecessary. It would do nothing to address violent crime and would only impact responsible, law-abiding gun owners.
S.141 is scheduled for floor action tomorrow, March 24. Please contact your Senator immediately and ask him or her to oppose Senate Bill 141.
You can contact your Senator by calling the Sergeant at Arms at (802) 828-2228. Please leave a message for your Senator to vote against S.141.