Thanks to the courage of our state senators and the hard work, commitment, faith and perseverance of our grassroots volunteers, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 the Vermont State Senate 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 Senators, thank you volunteers, and let's make sure our representatives take the same brave stand in the weeks to come!
Gun Sense Vermont's ongoing effort to help keep guns out of the wrong hands took a significant step forward today when the Vermont State Senate voted 20-8 to approve a bill to prohibit violent felons from possessing firearms and requiring the timely submission of key court records to the National Instant Background Check System (NICS). This strong showing of support confirms that the tide is changing in Vermont when it comes to including guns in our conversations about public health and safety.