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H.610 and Other Gun Control Bills, Town Meeting Day and Crossover Day on March 13

Gun Control Bill H.610 the “That dog don’t hunt” Bill H.610 did not have any hearings this week.  H.610, the bill that has been a battle over needless NICS background checks  delays and a seizing of firearms from allegations of abuse that has “Due Process of Law” deficiencies continues forward  with Draft 8.2.  House Judiciary Committee Read More…

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UPDATE! Public Gun Hearing Next Wednesday

The Hearing on H.610 was held this morning [January 9, 2020] and only the first four witnesses listed below had time to testify.  Pro-gun rights witnesses are now supposed to be scheduled to testify next Wednesday. [January 15, 2020. Time to be determined] Below is the Agenda that was published for today’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2020/18 Thursday, Read More…

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Statehouse Headliners 5/10

By Bill Moore Following a long delay it is still not clear if any action will happen on this bill. Leadership seems absent and confusion is obvious in the House Judiciary Committee. Disunity in the Democrat caucus is well known by now. The question is if the 24-hour waiting period is such a sure way Read More…

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Waiting Periods Are Ineffective

As I understand it: The suggested need for a waiting period is as a way to help reduce impulsive acts done with firearms, specifically suicides or murders, with this being referred to as “reducing access to lethal means.” Regarding suicide by firearm: According to the Vermont Department of Mental Health, in 2016, there were 1,141 Read More…