In this issue...
- A handy "HOW TO" on calling your state legislators
- The Vermont bills that we're watching closely, and what you can do
- Contact Gov. Scott about waiting periods for gun purchases
- Attorney General TJ Donovan signs on to multistate ghost gun suit
- Encouraging news from Virginia
- Take the leap before leap day--become a sustaining member
There has never been a more important time to support work at the state level. See where we're headed in 2020.
Movement on the federal bipartisan background checks bill has stalled out indefinitely and the gridlock in Washington is unlikely to abate long enough to introduce any new gun violence prevention legislation. As we continue to advocate for improved community resources and support here at home, we must simultaneously address the easy access to guns that can turn a difficult situation into a deadly one. That's where GunSense comes in.Read more
- Unitarian Universalist Society Burlington fundraiser
- What's in store under the Golden Dome
- GunSense files amicus brief in favor of upholding large capacity magazine ban
- GunSense survey results
The National Landscape:
- Democratic candidates--who supports which measures?
- Vermont keeps moving forward while federal gun bills sit
As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, we are recognizing both our accomplishments and the tremendous work still ahead. Here at home, we helped pass important laws last session, and several bills have been introduced this year that could have a significant impact on all of us. In Vermont, where the rate of gun ownership is high and domestic violence and suicide have been above the national average for years, the waiting period bills (H.159 and S.22) and the child access prevention bill (also S.22) are especially urgent. We hope you'll help us honor the victims and survivors of Parkland--and victims and survivors of gun violence everywhere--with action.