Ammunition manufacturers have not been able to keep up with the demand that began with the pandemic. Shortages are expected to last until at least January, as suppliers catch up.
The group behind the idea believed it would be brought up in 11 town meetings. It only arose in four, and three of those communities didn’t adopt the proposal.
On the same day Vermont voters go to the polls to cast their ballots in the presidential primary, they’ll also decide on issues ranging from the emerald ash borer to a Prohibition-era alcohol ban.
Owners group freely admits Second Amendment Sanctuary movement is ‘purely symbolic,’ but does worry that the end goal of gun-control advocates is an outright ban on firearms.
Some Vermonters say the bill could save the lives of those in violent relationships. Others say it infringes upon second amendment rights and due process.
Nearly a dozen communities and counting have adopted a nonbinding resolution against further government restrictions on firearms.
In the first gun-related testimony of the session, Andrew Black’s parents tell lawmakers a ‘cooling off’ period would have kept their son from killing himself.
Gun Owners of Vermont is bringing a second lawsuit against Vermont over firearm restrictions passed signed into law earlier this year.
Students rallied at the Statehouse for action on guns as Democratic lawmakers began a push for universal background checks.
On this week’s podcast, key figures in the debate over Vermont’s gun laws talk about how three new proposals could affect the state.
Representatives from both sides said the session was less hostile than the last hearing in 2015. But consensus on the need for new legislation was far from sight.
Law enforcement could hold the weapons for five days. Debate centered on whether having access to a firearm or removing it from the home would better protect victims.
“We are the ones that have to deal with this,” an emergency room physician told lawmakers, while bill opponents said mental health reporting would deter many gun owners from seeking treatment.
Temporary calm reached in messy addition to a fee bill designed to house the guns of people ordered not to have them under relief from abuse orders.