Sports & Outdoors Statehouse

H.610 Scheduled for Hearing, Discussion and Possible Vote on Thursday

It is vital that Vermonters concerned with gun owner rights and “due process” rights for all citizens oppose H.610. To express your opposition to H.610 to your member of the House of Representatives you can call the VT State House at 802-828-2228 and leave the message for your Representative(s) “No to H.610.  Due Process of Law Always Matters”  

On Thursday, March 12, the House Judiciary Committee has discussion, with a possible vote scheduled for 9 AM. This is because there will be a push to pass H.610 out of the House Judiciary, even with all of its deficiencies and lack of “due process” because Friday, March 13th is Crossover Day.  Most bills that have not passed out of the committee of origin by the end of Crossover Day do not have to be taken up by the other house this year.  See the agenda below:

To identify and/or E-mail your Representative(s) just use this link:  https://legislature.vermont.gov/people/search/2020

Recently there have been two articles in Vermont publications to support the enactment of gun control bill H.610. The article is about two cases of Vermont law enforcement officers being the subject of orders to relinquish firearms due to domestic violence court cases.

The law worked, the firearms were relinquished as required by court actions, complying with “due process” rights of the gun owner.  The article does not justify the enactment of H.610, which has deficiencies and violates “due process”  of gun owners.  The article concludes with this quote from Grand Isle state’s attorney DiSabito:  “Ultimately, I have a a sense if somebody really wants access to a firearms, it might take a little time, but I think there’s a high probability that they’ll have access to one,” he said, “especially if they’re in law enforcement.”

The firearms were relinquished, the current law worked, why the push with two media stories that are PR pieces for H.610?  Because gun control national groups work to undermine gun ownership by private citizens and they pay handsomely the local lobbyists who work for them in the legislature.  The local gun control lobbying beast must be fed.


AGENDA

Room 30

March 10, 2020 – March 13, 2020

Last Updated 2/28/2020 1:31 PM

Thursday, March 12, 2020

9:00 AM                   H. 610 – An act relating to firearms and domestic violence

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

10:15 AM                   Break

10:30 AM                   20-0850 – An act relating to disorderly conduct

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Matthew S. Romei, Chief of Police, Capitol Police Department

Tim Bombardier, Barre Chief of Police, Vermont Police Association – Invited

James Pepper, Deputy State’s Attorney, Department of State’s Attorneys & Sheriffs – Invited

Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs

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