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Vermont: Suppressor Legalization Bill Signed into Law by Governor

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Vermont: Suppressor Legalization Bill Signed into Law by Governor

On June 17, Governor Peter Shumlin (D) signed into law House Bill 5, the Fish and Wildlife bill.  Thanks to the efforts of state Representative Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden-9-2), the suppressor language was successfully added as an amendment to H.5 allowing the lawful possession and use of firearm sound suppressors at “sport shooting ranges” in Vermont.  This legislation contained a sunset provision that your NRA-ILA will continue to work towards repealing when legislators return to Montpelier.  For more information on this new law and the efforts in the legislature to get it passed, click here.

This new law will go into effect on July 2, making Vermont the 41st state to legalize the private ownership of suppressors.  Thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their lawmakers in support of this legislation.  Your continued calls and emails made the difference.

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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.