Vermont: Action Needed – Gun Ownership Delay Legislation Heads to the Governor


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Fairfax, VA – -( Yesterday, the Vermont House passed firearms waiting period legislation S.169 by an 82 to 58 vote.  Having now passed both the Senate and the House, S.169 will now head to the desk of Governor Phil Scott for his consideration.

It is very important that NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters contact Governor Scott at 802-828-333 or by email and politely urge him to VETO S.169 when it gets to his desk.


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This bill would create a 24-hour waiting period on the purchase of handguns.  There is no evidence that waiting periods are effective.  This bill would essentially end gun shows and banquets.  However, even more troubling, this legislation would put in jeopardy vulnerable individuals who have an urgent self-defense need.  This is a clear infringement on the constitutional right to self-defense.

Again, please call 802-828-3333 or click the above “Take Action” button contact Governor Phil Scott and politely urge him to VETO S.169.


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  • 15 thoughts on “Vermont: Action Needed – Gun Ownership Delay Legislation Heads to the Governor

    1. The liberal Democrat (Communist) cancer that has taken down states in New England such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, is spreading to the last bastions of freedom and gun rights. Vermont will be the first to fall, then Maine and finally New Hampshire. The reason is because the gun grabbers have the initiative, focus, will, and backed by billionaires like Bloomberg. It’s hard to imagine that Vermont, even with a Republican governor will be the next victim of this anti-constitution plague.

    2. We have a date to repeal last years ban with the supreme court here . We are free carry have been since the beginning this is what happens when liberals take over and it is coming to all of this great country no one is immune

    3. And I’m moderated. Maybe I shouldn’t have written brass, lead and steel. Metal is SOOOO scary!.

    4. And the Tree of Liberty suffers another blow from the axe of Tyranny. How long until it falls and true freedom becomes a fading memory. People need to get their heads out of their collective backsides and resist those who would enslave them. Sheepdogs unite, the wolves are at hand. Brass, lead and steel.

      1. VT is one of 13 constitutional carry states. Legislation like this is a slippery slope, last year legislation started to slide in VT, which *was* one of the most constitutionally compliant states in the nation. All of this under a REPUBLICAN governor. There is a fanatical narrative being spun and the results will be national. Go ahead and laugh now, you won’t be for long. As many here will agree, this legislation is a threat to the framework of our nation not just your little corner of the world.

        1. @CAmerican, No one is laughing. What is the “… fanatical narrative being spun … ” to which you refer?

          1. @Wild Bill, @Deez Almonds seems to be taking things lightly.

            The fanatical narrative I refer to that somehow an inanimate object is responsible for violence, not the individual behind it. Heathy law abiding citizens don’t commit mass murder, the insane and criminal do and they will do it with whatever means they have.

            To my first point, Heath Care for All would be a much more appropriate response to a “violence epidemic” that has “erupted” in our schools. These young adults whom predominantly commit this violence on their peers are not well. Mental health care is what they need.

            To exemplify my second point take for example the radical Islamist who drove a Home Depot truck through NYC where gun laws are very strict. Should rental trucks be illegal? I was a block away from that with my two young children. Children I would had no means to protect due to NYC’s ridiculous infringement on the foundation of law in America. Should I consider becoming a “criminal” to protect my children?

            That is my message to Scott, but hey what do I know I am just a Vermont Independent with ties to no reactionary party politician caught up in a BS culture war. My allegiance is to the Constitution.


    5. If this passes in the Land of Bernie, this will only embolden the anti-freedom lobby.

      1. Damn straight,not only does it violate the 2 nd. but more importantly Vermont constitution Article 16,which is more clear than even the 2 nd. amendment.

        Article 16th. Right to bear arms; standing armies; military power subordinate to civil

        That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State – and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power.

        1. I’ll definitely call your governor in support of 2a, but sadly according to the article 16 you posted, it wouldn’t be unconstitutional. The term “governed by civil power” can be interpreted in their favor.

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