Thanks to the courage of our state representatives and the hard work, commitment, faith and perseverance of our grassroots volunteers, on April 16, 2015 the Vermont State House of Representatives passed S.141, a bill to prohibit violent criminals from possessing firearms and requiring timely submission of key court records to the NICS system. After a second reading on March 26, the bill will move to the House. Thank you Representatives, thank you volunteers. Now it's time to make sure Governor Shumlin signs this bill into law!
Governor Peter Shumlin indicated that he planned to sign S.141 into law when it came to his desk. This historic moment is the first time that new gun legislation in Vermont has been signed in decades, and is the culmination of immense amounts of dedication, work, focus and optimism by the tenacious grassroots volunteers of Gun Sense Vermont and the brave legislators who introduced and fought for this commonsense improvement to current law. You can read the Governor's comments here:
"Shumlin says he'll sign gun-restriction bill" (Burlington Free Press)