House and Senate have agreed on H.230, this session’s signature gun control bill. If vetoed by Gov. Scott, it faces a likely override vote.
Bill would mandate all firearms licensing, registration and insurance
Vermont is a gun registration-free state – but that would change if a bill introduced yesterday becomes law.
Gun storage, waiting period bill passes Senate
This session’s gun control bill has passed the Senate and now returns to the House for reconciliation.
Davis: Firearms purchase waiting period in H230 must go
Firearms purchase waiting periods don’t reduce suicides, but they do put people in danger and threaten to end gun shows
Required gun storage in House bill appears at odds with 2008 Supreme Court decision
The Supreme Court specifically prohibits requiring locks on guns stored at home – one of the provisions in a bill on the House floor today.
Biden to introduce new gun restrictions today
Recognizing the impossibility of passing gun control legislation, President Joe Biden is taking executive action instead – and will outline just what he plans in a speech today.
Juvenile semi-auto ban removed from Senate bill
An appeal to recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions has led to striking a controversial proposed Senate ban on under-21 possession of semi-auto firearms.
Federal prosecutor starts safe gun storage campaign
The U.S. attorney for Vermont is giving out free gun locks as part of a new gun safety campaign.
Senate takes aim at local gun clubs
“Shooting ranges will close if S.57 becomes law,” club president Bob Otty said.
Gun rights group critical of Senate bill
Gun rights advocates raised concerns over the constitutionality of the bill following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June which expanded the right of law-abiding gun owners to possess guns outside the home.