2019 Legislation in Progress

GunSense Vermont is proud that our legislative champions will be advancing a number of gun violence prevention bills in 2019.

H.30 strengthens relief from abuse orders by requiring the subject of the order to relinquish guns and other dangerous or deadly weapons until the order expires. The bill also proposes to make it a crime for the subjects of relief from abuse orders to possess guns.

S.22 proposes a 48-hour waiting period for all gun sales and that, when a gun is not in a person’s immediate possession or control, it must be locked in a safe storage depository or made incapable of being fired.

S.26 would prohibit using a 3D printer to manufacture a gun, and would also prohibit the distribution of instructions for creating 3D guns.

We also expect to see a House bill requiring a 72-hour waiting period between background check and gun purchase.

Vermont's higher than average rates of suicide and domestic violence make it essential that these laws are passed and enforced.

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