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Vermont: Resurrected Anti-Gun Bill Advances

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Vermont: Resurrected Anti-Gun Bill Advances

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee utilized a procedural move to advance legislation previously vetoed by Gov. Phil Scott.  The amended S.4, which replaces the vetoed S.30, passed the Committee 4-1 and advances to the full Senate. 


S.30 originally began as a “location restriction” for hospitals but evolved into an Omnibus Gun Control Bill.  It extended NICS delayed background checks indefinitely, but it also expanded the state’s red flag law.  After the “strike all” amendment, S.4 now essentially mirrors the vetoed S.30 with the major difference being that the number of days allowed before a delayed NICS transfer can proceed has been changed.  Under federal law, the transfer is allowed to proceed after 3 days.  S.30 would have indefinitely blocked a delayed NICS check.  The amended S.4 creates a wait of up to 7 business days.  Vermont lawmakers are more than doubling the acceptable delay time in a move that can only be described as arbitrary and unnecessary.  There was zero evidence offered as to why they landed on the number seven. 

Despite vetoing S.30, the Governor has signaled that he supports this change, and he has no problem with the rest of the bill.  However, make no mistake, this bill is still very troubling, and we remain steadfastly opposed.  The entire premise of this bill is flawed.  The underlying assumption is that criminals are subjecting themselves to background checks and honoring “safe zones,” and we know this simply is not the case.  There was substantial testimony that the state’s current criminal trespass law would easily address hospitals.  This is essentially a problem that doesn’t exist.  Finally, this legislation’s expansion of the “red flag” law pays little regard to due process.  There are many reasons to oppose this bill.    

As we have maintained this entire time, this bill will do nothing to improve public safety.  It is about continuing to advance a political agenda against gun owners.  Please continue to contact your legislators and politely request that they vote against S.4!​

 

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Washington: Two Anti-Gun Bills Advance Through the Legislature

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On Thursday February 28th at 10:30 am, House File 601 and House File 4300 will be heard in Room 200 of the State Office Building by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee and the Children and ...

Colorado: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move through the State Legislature

Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

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On February 27th, Senate Bill 203 received final passage on the House floor on a vote of 62-8. The legislation will now head to Governor Noem's desk for her consideration.

Michigan: “Gun-Free Zone” Legislation Passed in the Senate

Thursday, February 29, 2024

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House Bill 4127 and House Bill 4128, legislation that would restrict law-abiding gun owners in and around polling places, which includes ballot drop boxes, passed out of the Senate will be sent back to the House ...

Ohio: Gun Owner Credit Card Privacy Bill Passes the Senate

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Ohio: Gun Owner Credit Card Privacy Bill Passes the Senate

Yesterday, the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee passed Senate Bill 148, The Second Amendment Privacy Act. The bill was quickly sent to the Senate floor where it passed by a vote of 25-7. This ...

Oklahoma: Pro-Gun Constitutional Amendment Strengthening the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Passes Committee

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Yesterday, House Joint Resolution 1034, a joint resolution proposing to amend the Oklahoma constitution to provide further protections for the right to keep and bear arms, was passed by the House Rules Committee and is ...

Maine: Gun Registries, Red Flags, Universal Background Checks and more.

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