Statement from GunSense Vermont Executive Director Conor Casey on the Veto of S.30

CONTACT:

Conor Casey

802-227-7213

[email protected]

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement from GunSense Vermont Executive Director Conor Casey on the Veto of S.30

 

Today, Governor Scott had the opportunity to stand with the 74 percent of Vermonters who support the need for common sense gun legislation. Instead, he chose to side with a vocal minority who oppose any steps towards reducing gun violence in our state.

Banning firearms in hospitals is the very least we could have done to protect our healthcare providers, who have done so much over the pandemic to keep us safe. And closing the “Charleston Loophole” would have been a logical extension of the background check legislation the governor signed in 2018. How either of these items warrant a veto defies reason from a leader who only four years ago said, “today we choose action, over inaction. Doing something, over doing nothing.”

GunSense Vermont wishes to thank the General Assembly for having the courage to pass lifesaving legislation in the midst of this national crisis. We are also grateful for the many, many Vermonters who contacted Governor Scott last week asking him to do the right thing and sign the bill.

While we are disappointed with this outcome, the cause endures and our nearly 4,000 members will continue fighting to prevent another tragedy. Whether it be in the halls of the State House or on the campaign trail, we refuse to accept political inaction when so many lives are at stake.

GunSense Vermont is a grassroots organization that is part of a growing movement nationwide to stem the epidemic of gun violence. The United States suffers more than 35,000 gun deaths annually, far surpassing any other developed country. Our members recognize that gun violence is a public health crisis, and we are demanding that our elected officials take meaningful action to address it.

CONTACT:

Conor Casey

802-227-7213

[email protected]nsevt.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement from GunSense Vermont Executive Director Conor Casey on the Veto of S.30

 

Today, Governor Scott had the opportunity to stand with the 74 percent of Vermonters who support the need for common sense gun legislation. Instead, he chose to side with a vocal minority who oppose any steps towards reducing gun violence in our state.

Banning firearms in hospitals is the very least we could have done to protect our healthcare providers, who have done so much over the pandemic to keep us safe. And closing the “Charleston Loophole” would have been a logical extension of the background check legislation the governor signed in 2018. How either of these items warrant a veto defies reason from a leader who only four years ago said, “today we choose action, over inaction. Doing something, over doing nothing.”

GunSense Vermont wishes to thank the General Assembly for having the courage to pass lifesaving legislation in the midst of this national crisis. We are also grateful for the many, many Vermonters who contacted Governor Scott last week asking him to do the right thing and sign the bill.

While we are disappointed with this outcome, the cause endures and our nearly 4,000 members will continue fighting to prevent another tragedy. Whether it be in the halls of the State House or on the campaign trail, we refuse to accept political inaction when so many lives are at stake.

GunSense Vermont is a grassroots organization that is part of a growing movement nationwide to stem the epidemic of gun violence. The United States suffers more than 35,000 gun deaths annually, far surpassing any other developed country. Our members recognize that gun violence is a public health crisis, and we are demanding that our elected officials take meaningful action to address it.