Next Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on “Red Flag” legislation, H.610, in the House Chambers from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend this hearing and voice their opposition!
H.610 makes it easier for family members to initiate "red flag" complaints. Under the current law, petitioning the court has to be done by prosecutors. This is something that was adopted to avoid abuse of the law. The bill, by Judiciary Chairwoman Maxine Grad, also contains a provision that blocks "default proceed" for NICS checks which are delayed. Under federal law, transfers can proceed after three days. H.610 prohibits proceeding with the transfer for 30 days, suspending the constitutional rights of someone who may in fact not be a prohibited person.
The committee will be taking public testimony, but even if you don’t wish to speak, your attendance will make a difference. Come stand in solidarity with other gun owners, and as always, please wear orange to both events so that legislators can easily see that Vermonters overwhelmingly oppose gun control! For more details about the hearing, you can click here.