This morning, Thursday, Jan 13, the House Judiciary Committee took up gun control bill S.30. The hearing started with a walk through of S.30 with amendments, by Legislative Council
(lawyer) Eric Fitizpatrick.
To watch the video click on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEZZ388n–k
Then several witnesses in favor of S.30 testified. Some from national gun control groups.
At 1:14:35 (1 hour, 14 minutes) into the hearing video Chris Bradley, the President of the
Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, testified. He used his excellent PowerPoint presentation to make his testimony easy to grasp.
The committee broke for lunch. The afternoon session can be viewed at:
After returning from lunch the committee started with Chris Bradley speaking for two minutes in wrapping up his testimony.
At 2:20 (2 minutes, 20 seconds) Conor Casey, Executive Director, GunSense Vermont.
Pay attention to his repeated comments about S.30 being a starting point and about future gun control campaigns.
Next at 10:00 (10 minutes) came Henry Parro of Parro’s Guns. Henry gave testimony about FFLs processing purchases and the NICS system used for pre-buy gun sales checks.
At 35:40 (35 minutes, 40 seconds) William Moore, of the Vermont Traditions Coalition, testified against S.30 and the present gun control amendments.
Committee Chair Maxine Grad related that Eric Davis, Gun Owners of Vermont, had to re-schedule his testimony to next week.
On Friday, January 14, at 1:30 PM, the committee will again take up S.30.
You will be able to watch live at: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-judiciary
The agenda for the committee today is down below. The chair can and does move around the order of witnesses.
House Committee on Judiciary
Last Updated 1/13/2022 8:56 AM
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/house-judiciary.
Please note that closed captions/transcripts may not be completely error-free.
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
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