A bill sponsored by Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittenden, to prohibit carrying guns in some public places won’t prevent gun violence, is already covered by other laws, and could end up harming the people it’s meant to protect, Vermont Public Defender General Matthew Valerio told a Senate committee.
Bills introduced into the Vermont Senate would set a 48-hour waiting period for most firearms transfers, allow health care providers to notify police when a patient may harm self or others with a gun, and ban carrying firearms in some public places, Eric Davis of Gun Owners of Vermont reports.
Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling, Capitol Police Chief Matt Romei and Montpelier Police Chief Brian Peete held a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss an announcement that an armed gathering of protesters is expected at state houses across the country, Jan. 17. Here’s what reporters learned.
The details of the Montpelier Police Department post were confirmed by Capitol Police Chief Matt Romei in an email to Vermont Daily on Monday.
Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, two of President-elect Joe Biden’s Thursday cabinet picks, have a history of advocating for gun control.
At least five of President-elect Joe Biden’s reported cabinet picks have expressed pro-gun control views in past statements.
As the prospect of having a pro-gun-control leader in the White House gains steam heading into the new year, gun rights advocates in Vermont are re-evaluating the outlook for firearms freedom in 2021 and beyond.
With a month left to go, gun sales in Vermont appear to have exceeded 50,000 for the first time since the federal government began conducting firearms background checks in 1998.
One might not immediately think that the picturesque New England village nestled in the hills near the New York border might be a setting for turmoil, yet a local feud between neighbors has recently turned into a story that is fast becoming one of the more contentious topics in the state.
President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed firearm tax could cost gun owners upwards of $30 billion to keep the weapons they already possess, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Neither Democratic nominee Joe Biden, nor his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, believe that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. In other words, according to them, the government may restrict law-abiding citizens’ ability to possess any firearm, and for any reason.