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Vermont House Judiciary Committee Gun Control Bill S.30

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLKeXY_031I

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

AGENDA

Zoom

January 11, 2022 – January 14, 2022

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.

 Thursday, January 13, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 30 – An act relating to prohibiting possession of firearms within hospital buildings

Walk-through.

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

Continued Testimony.

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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