Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Vermont: Gun Free Zone Legislation To Receive Senate Vote

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Vermont: Gun Free Zone Legislation To Receive Senate Vote

 

Vermont has been an example for the rest of the country for decades when it comes to both responsible carry and gun ownership.  So it seems extremely unusual that in the middle of a pandemic, legislators in Montpelier feel compelled to devote so much energy to solving a problem that simply does not exist.


The Senate Judiciary Committee has spent weeks debating S.30, by Sen. Phil Baruth.  The original bill would have prohibited firearms in hospitals, daycare facilities and public buildings.  The legislation has been amended to now include only hospitals.  There was no substantial evidence that daycare centers or public buildings had problems with firearms.  After all, witnesses maintained that most issues, if they occurred, could be addressed with the unlawful trespass statute, VSA §3705.  As a result, public buildings and daycares were amended out of the bill.    What is unusual is that there was also lack of proof that a problem existed in hospitals.  In fact, there was no discussion of adding metal detectors or actual security in any of these locations.    Despite the absence of compelling evidence of a problem with firearms in these facilities, the bill was voted out of committee via Zoom on a 3-1 vote last week, just in time to meet the “crossover” deadline and keep the bill alive for the remainder of session.

Ultimately, this legislation is the beginning of an agenda to end carry by incrementally banning firearms in location after location, until there is nowhere left, and law-abiding citizens are completely stripped of their ability to provide for their own self-defense.  In fact, one of the witnesses supporting the legislation described it as a “good first step.”  This foreshadowing should serve as a stark warning.

Your immediate assistance is required.  Please contact your Senator and respectfully request a NO vote on S.30.  This legislation could receive a Senate vote at any time.​

IN THIS ARTICLE
Vermont Gun Free Zones
TRENDING NOW
NRA-ILA Backed Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon Measure 114

Thursday, December 1, 2022

NRA-ILA Backed Lawsuit Filed Challenging Oregon Measure 114

Today an NRA-backed lawsuit was filed challenging Ballot Measure 114, which voters passed by a slim margin last month. Measure 114 creates a falsely labeled “permit to purchase” a firearm requirement and bans standard capacity magazines, which it ...

Recent ATF Action Shows Need for Suppressor Reform

News  

Monday, March 14, 2022

Recent ATF Action Shows Need for Suppressor Reform

As we reported last week, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) denied approximately 850 Form 1 applications for prospective makers of suppressors on February 28. These denials were apparently made due to ...

NY AG James Sends Threatening Letter to Ammunition Sellers

News  

Monday, November 21, 2022

NY AG James Sends Threatening Letter to Ammunition Sellers

In a move that surprised absolutely nobody, anti-gun New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced last week that she would expand her assault on the Second Amendment by targeting ammunition sellers. AG James claimed, ...

Public Lands Lawsuit Settled—All Lands Remain Open to Hunting

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Public Lands Lawsuit Settled—All Lands Remain Open to Hunting

In 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 2.3 million acres of land. That decision was challenged in federal court, and the NRA, Safari Club International, Sportsmen’s ...

Maryland: Montgomery County Passes Carry Restrictions

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Maryland: Montgomery County Passes Carry Restrictions

Maryland’s most anti-gun county has continued its tantrum, lashing out against lawful carry in the only way it thinks it can. Yesterday, the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to pass Bill 21-22E, to remove the exemption ...

Colorado: Broomfield City Moves to Adopt Gun Control Package to Diminish Second Amendment Rights!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Colorado: Broomfield City Moves to Adopt Gun Control Package to Diminish Second Amendment Rights!

Earlier this week, Broomfield City Council advanced a gun control package to impose on law-abiding citizens.  The second reading will be held in January.  In truth, none of the slew of regulations will stop criminals ...

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. 

ATF Mass Denial of Suppressor Form 1 Applications

News  

Monday, March 7, 2022

ATF Mass Denial of Suppressor Form 1 Applications

On February 28, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) denied approximately 850 Form 1 applications for prospective makers of suppressors. These denials were apparently made due to a change in ATF policy ...

DOJ Releases Biden Gun Confiscation Order Legislation

News  

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

DOJ Releases Biden Gun Confiscation Order Legislation

DOJ has made clear that Garland’s selective definition of “civil rights” has no room for the Second Amendment...

Ohio: Emergency Powers Bill Advances to House Floor

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Ohio: Emergency Powers Bill Advances to House Floor

Today, the House Government Oversight committee voted 8-5 to pass Senate Bill 185, to guarantee that Second Amendment rights remain protected during emergencies. It will now go to the House floor for further consideration.

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.