MAKING HISTORY, CREATING THE FUTURE

On April 11th, Governor Phil Scott signed into law a trio of bills that will help keep Vermont safer. We are very grateful to the Governor and to the legislative leaders who recognized the risk that gun violence poses to Vermont and championed these bills. 

We are also grateful everyone who showed up time and again over the past five years, marching, petitioning, donating, testifying, and emailing and calling lawmakers again and again. Every phone call, every trip to Montpelier, every difficult conversation, and every testimony paid off in this legislative session.

Thanks to you, Vermont is now a state where...

  • background checks are required for most private gun sales
  • gun buyers must be 21 years old (with some exceptions)
  • bump stocks are banned
  • large-capacity magazines are prohibited
  • law enforcement can temporarily remove guns from the scene of a domestic assault to keep victims safer
  • courts can issue an order to help protect people deemed to be at extreme risk of harming themselves or others by temporarily restricting access to guns

 

We hope that, after taking a moment to appreciate the enormity of what you accomplished, that you will commit to moving forward with us.

Your donation today will affirm that you will not stop fighting the epidemic of gun violence. We all still have a part to play, here in Vermont and nationally.

Please make a gift to GunSense Vermont so that we can continue to advocate for gun violence prevention stand by those politicians who fought to pass the bills that were signed in this session.

 

 

 

 

 


GunSenseVT: Working Together
for Gun Violence Prevention

GunSense Vermont is a growing coalition of concerned citizens–gun owners, non gun owners, Democrats, Republicans, Progressives, Independents, and more–who understand that there is no other threat to public safety in the United States that looms as large as gun violence. GunSense Vermont advocates for universal background check legislation and other measures that will keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.