The Vermont House on Wednesday evening gave preliminary approval to gun violence prevention measures in S.169 (link is external) on a vote of 82-58. The law is intended to provide a "cooling off" period for people considering suicide. The bill also updates language regarding the purchase and use of high-capacity ammunition magazines.
The law, if signed as is by Governor Phil Scott, would:
- •Establish a 24-hour waiting period for the purchase of handguns; and,
- •Update and provide clarity on several restrictions on the transfer and use of high capacity ammunition feeding devices.
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