Vermont: Bad Gun Bill Could Become Worse

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U.S.A. -( Things are bad enough in Vermont that the Legislature had to resort to meeting virtually instead of in person.  However, that hasn’t stopped them from wasting their time attempting to solve problems that don’t exist in one of the safest states in the country – like people carrying guns in hospitals. This is the very definition of the proverbial solution in search of a problem.  If ever there was proof that gun control is about politics and not public safety, this is it.

S.30 by Sen. Phil Baruth passed the Senate last year and carried over into the 2022 session.  This week, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin action on the legislation. The Committee plans to meet on Zoom at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 11.  However, they also intend to add more gun control to it.

The original Senate-passed bill restricts the carrying of firearms in hospitals.  Additionally, hospitals would also include scores of other buildings which would be off-limits. The bill would also allow for the prosecution of individuals even if there is no criminal intent.  This is purely a possessory offense. NRA testified against this bill last year.

This week, the House Judiciary Committee plans to further amend the bill to extend NICS-delayed transfers from 3 days to 30 days. Under current federal law, a check that comes back as delayed is allowed (but not required) to be completed after three business days have passed.  Fortunately, most of the delays are cleared within three days. This is a situation not uncommon for people who have common names. However, under S.30, these individuals would be caught in an infinite loop.  NICS checks are only good for 30 days, and if an FFL is forced to sit on the transfer for a month, a new check has to be initiated and the process repeats itself.

NRA-ILA opposes this infringement on the Second Amendment, and we will work diligently to defeat this harmful legislation, along with all the other bad bills that are likely to hit the hopper in Montpelier.  Please continue to follow these NRA-ILA alerts for the latest updates. ​

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Another example of Demoturd eternal circle jerk.


How many $100s of millions of MEMBER $s did you spend keeping LaPew & his criminal BoD accomplices out of jail that you could’ve spent on elections in states like Vermont?


Yes, once a bastion of 2A freedom, liberals in Vermont state government have wreaked all sorts of unnecessary damnfoolery on its citizens. As I understand it, prior to a few years ago, under their state laws, any citizen 16 or older could carry openly or concealed. I never heard of Vermont having a gun violence problem. A few years ago, that age was raised to 18 and magazine capacity limits of (I believe) 15 rounds were put in place. Now this!


Henry Bowman

Incremental tyranny. It’s like this now because lefties fled blue states and kept voting for the same stuff that made them flee. Vermont is a prime example!


was a great state, people respected each other, now you have people from away destroying free live and let live dirt roads even state capitol was Montpelier was back woods when ben and Jerries started it was in Waterbury where state mental hospital is everyone said how appropriate lefties and loonies all together , remember going to charlie O’s and dick snelling was there having a drink governor in a dive bar talking to farmers mid winter dont know how many in the bar were armed but would bet more than half