S.141 is a bill that has been passed by both chambers of the Vermont General Assembly. This commonsense, common-ground measure, if signed into law, would help prevent gun violence by:
- Prohibiting violent felons from possessing firearms, which is not currently against state law
- Requiring the timely submission of court records that disqualify individuals from possessing firearms by the state to the National Instant Background Check System database
- Creating a study group to investigate the viability of a suicide prevention program modeled on the New Hampshire Gun Shop Project
The bill has the support of Vermont law enforcement and two Vermont medical associations. You can read the entire bill here and be then please call the Sergeant-at-Arms at the State House at 802-828-2228 and tell her to relay the following message to your senators:
"My name is ____ and I'm from _____ County and I'd like to leave a message for my senators asking that they vote in support of S. 141 to help keep guns out of the wrong hands."
Please make this important call today! And if the line is busy, keep trying! Our legislators need to hear from supporters to know they can take action and be supported!