WHAT YOU CAN DO                          

Contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them to take up Senate Bill 268, which would create a 72-hour waiting period for most gun sales.

CALL: 802-828-2228 (Sergeant-at-Arms)

SAY: "I would like to leave a message for Senators Sears, Nitka, Benning, White, and Baruth. Please ask them to take up Senate Bill 268 and pass it on to the full Senate for a vote." Please feel free to add anything else of importance to you about waiting periods, but keep it brief.

You can also leave a message for your Senator(s) at any time telling them that you support a waiting period for all gun purchases.

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More information and tools for advocacy:

The 2017 study by Deepak Malhotra and Michael Luca (provided testimony to SJC and Senate Health and Wellness Committees, Jan. 2020)

https://www.pnas.org/content/114/46/12162

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/us/waiting-periods-guns.html

https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/handgun-waiting-periods-prevent-hundreds-of-homicides-each-year

https://behavioralscientist.org/the-case-for-handgun-waiting-periods/  

 

Information on Vermont's high suicide rates

https://vtdigger.org/2018/06/10/vermont-suicide-rates-far-outpace-nations/

https://afsp.org/about-suicide/state-fact-sheets/#Vermont

http://vtspc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Delaney-9_27_18-VT-recent-suicide-data.pdf

 

The Means Matter--Harvard School of Public Health

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/means-matter/

 

 


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