Vermont has historically been a state proud of its stellar public safety rating and long-held hunting traditions. Firearms have been forever cemented in the culture and responsible gun ownership has been a source of great pride. None of that has changed. What has changed is a Governor who emboldened an anti-gun Legislature to pass a historic gun control agenda. This is your last and best chance to be heard.
On Friday, the Senate approved S.55 on a 17-13 vote. The Senate Judiciary Committee offered an amendment to strip the bill of the magazine restrictions, but the Senate rejected that effort. The bill includes raising the age on long gun purchases to 21, banning firearm accessories, limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds for rifles and 15 rounds for handguns and mandatory background checks on all private transfers with narrow exemptions. The bill’s next stop is the desk of Gov. Phil Scott.
It is absolutely critical that you contact the Governor’s office immediately at 802-828-3333 and politely but strongly urge him to veto S.55.