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Vermont: Gun Control Bill Moving This Week

Monday, March 13, 2017

Vermont:  Gun Control Bill Moving This Week

The House Judiciary Committee will vote Wednesday on a domestic violence bill that is nothing more than a front for gun control and a due process violation.  Friday, March 17, is an important legislative deadline known as “crossover.”  To meet the deadline, the bill must clear its committee of origin.  Your immediate assistance is needed because the committee is trying to slide this bill through quickly before the deadline expires.  Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee today and respectfully urge them to oppose H.422.


NRA members have been actively calling lawmakers in opposition to H.422, but we need your help now more than ever!  It’s imperative that you contact committee members and voice your objection to this dangerous piece of legislation!

Domestic violence is abhorrent, and those convicted of violent offenses should be severely punished, and on that point we can all agree.  Because of the seriousness of this issue, there are already a plethora of state and federal laws on the books which keep guns out of the hands of convicted abusers.  In fact, domestic violence is one of the few misdemeanor offenses which is included in the NICS database of prohibited persons.

H.422, sponsored by House Judiciary Chairwoman Maxine Grad, would lead to gun confiscation in cases of arrests!  That's right, all someone has to do is accuse you of domestic assault, and they can confiscate your property.  This bill is completely devoid of due process.  Despite an extremely weak provision for returning firearms, experience from across the country has shown that even those who are eventually vindicated of false accusations spend a good deal of time and money getting their property returned to them.  For those who are convicted of domestic violence, they are already prohibited from owning firearms.  This bill is wholly unnecessary and goes far beyond existing law.


 Again, your immediate action is required!  Please click one of the “Take Action” buttons to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee today and respectfully urge them to oppose H.422.

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