Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Vermont: Pair of Anti-Gun Bills Meet Crossover Deadline

Friday, March 12, 2021

Vermont: Pair of Anti-Gun Bills Meet Crossover Deadline

Legislators in both chambers pushed a couple of anti-gun bills across the half-way marker in order to meet their self-imposed “crossover” deadline Friday.  Typically, legislation needs to clear this hurdle if it is going to be viable during this year’s legislative session.  Now, both bills advance as politicians in Montpelier continue to push gun control online, in the middle of a pandemic.  The Statehouse remains closed.

The Senate Judiciary Committee amended and passed S.30 on a 3-1 vote Friday morning, despite a complete lack of evidence that this is a problem in Vermont.  After weeks of testimony, there was no substantial evidence offered that guns are being brought into Vermont hospitals and being used in criminal acts. In fact, it would be accurate to say that type of evidence was completely non-existent.  On the contrary, several witnesses testified that current trespass law was working.  The absence of problems clearly supports that contention.  The silver lining is that day care facilities and public buildings were removed from the bill by the committee.  

Similarly, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.133 earlier in the week.  This bill will call for surrender of firearms when temporary restraining orders are issued.  NRA voiced objections to this bill as these hearings can be done ex parte, without the defendant present, and the burden of proof is low (preponderance of the evidence).  There was testimony that judges are already doing this, and believe they have the authority to do it.  So why the legislation?  Needing to codify something typically means they don’t have the authority to do it under current law.  Ultimately, this bill was passed along straight party lines and advanced to the floor, where it had passed, on a preliminary floor vote, at the time of this writing.

It is important to remember that these bills still have not been given final approval, and there will be more votes in coming weeks.  Please continue to follow these alerts, and please contact your Senator and ask that they oppose both S.30 and H.133.

TRENDING NOW
DHS “Misinformation Governance Board” Could Seek to Sway Gun Debate

News  

Monday, May 16, 2022

DHS “Misinformation Governance Board” Could Seek to Sway Gun Debate

In late April, Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), made a bizarre announcement during a congressional hearing that DHS was forming what it called a “Mis- and Disinformation Governance Board.” The statement came ...

Follow the Science, Unless it Leads Where You Don’t Want to Go

News  

Monday, May 16, 2022

Follow the Science, Unless it Leads Where You Don’t Want to Go

Researchers in California have published the results of a study evaluating the effectiveness of so-called “gun violence restraining orders” (a.k.a. “extreme risk protection orders” or “red flag” orders). Assembly Bill 1014, was enacted in California in ...

NRA Achieves Historical Milestone as 25 States Recognize Constitutional Carry

News  

Friday, April 1, 2022

NRA Achieves Historical Milestone as 25 States Recognize Constitutional Carry

Half the country will now enjoy the freedom to carry a handgun for self-defense without a permit from the state thanks to the tireless efforts of men and women of the National Rifle Association. 

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

NRA-ILA Spring 2022 Litigation Newsletter

News  

Friday, May 13, 2022

NRA-ILA Spring 2022 Litigation Newsletter

NRA-ILA’s Office of Litigation Counsel has been busy fighting for our members’ rights in courtrooms across the country. ILA has filed new cases, continued the fight in many existing cases, and scored some good wins. ...

Georgia: Gov. Kemp Signs Constitutional Carry

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Georgia: Gov. Kemp Signs Constitutional Carry

Today, Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 319, constitutional carry, into law. Georgia is now the 25th constitutional carry state, and the fourth to join that group in 2022. Half of the country now recognizes the right ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas

News  

Thursday, May 12, 2022

President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas

Former President Donald J. Trump will headline the 2022 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on May 27, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Grassroots Spotlight: Remembering Michael Omatsu

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Grassroots Spotlight: Remembering Michael Omatsu

The term "I am the NRA" speaks truth and strength to those special NRA members that choose to be strong advocates in their communities. Michael Omatsu was a passionate NRA-ILA FrontLines Activist Leader (FAL) who went ...

Biden Administration Announces New Firearm Rule

News  

Monday, April 18, 2022

Biden Administration Announces New Firearm Rule

On April 11, the Biden Administration announced the finalization of a new firearm rule, and a new nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”). The rule, ATF 2021R-05, is substantially the same ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

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.