This afternoon, Friday, Jan 14, the House Judiciary Committee again took up gun control bill S.30.
S.30 is a gun control bill that is a solution in search of a problem that current law solves.
Claudio Fort, CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center is the only witness.
Note that the witnesses in favor of the gun ban of S.30 testify as if the bill is not passed, firearms will have to be allowed in “hospitals” The realityis that guns can be and are currently banned.
The difference is that the current law allows for the removal of the firearm without requiring police intervention and S.30 brings the arrest of a person who does not intend to injure anyone and is willing to remove their gun.
The agenda for the committee today is down below. The chair can and does move around the order of witnesses.
House Committee on Judiciary
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9:00 AM S. 30 – An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings
Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:30 AM S. 30 – An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings
Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Seton McIlroy, Member, Moms Demand Action
Alison Shih, Counsel, Everytown for Gun Safety
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM S. 30 – An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings
Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition
Conor Casey, Executive Director, GunSense Vermont
Dr. Ryan Sexton, M.D., Emergency Department Medical Director, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Ari Freilich, Law Center State Policy Director, Giffords: Courage to End Gun Violence
11:45 AM Lunch
1:15 PM S. 30 – An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings
Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC)
Henry Parro, Owner, Parro’s Guns
2:00 PM Break
2:50 PM Adjourn
3:00 PM House Floor Adjourn
9:30 AM House Floor
Training for House Members After the Floor.
1:30 PM S. 30 – An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings
Claudio Fort, CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center