Vermont Anti-Gun Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

The Granite State is looking to join an increasingly long list of anti-gun states with new legislation that will introduce a whole host of regulations set to impede an individual’s ability to acquire and possess tools of self-defense, guns.

Hey Vermonters, just so you know, a handful of narcissists are signaling to you that they do not fundamentally trust you with maintaining your basic ability to defend yourselves.  How does that make you feel?  I bet half of you love it.


Vermont House Panel Passes Landmark Gun Legislation

The House Judiciary Committee narrowly approved a major piece of gun legislation Wednesday. The bill would mandate background checks for all private gun sales, raise the gun purchasing age to 21, ban bump stocks that speed up the firing rate of guns and put a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines.

It passed the committee in a 6-5 vote, with all four Republicans on the panel and Rep. Chip Conquest (D-Newbury) opposing the legislation.

After the vote, Conquest explained that he supports parts of the bill, such as raising the gun buying age to 21 and a ban on bump stocks like those used in the Las Vegas shooting last year.

“Some of the provisions in there seem narrow and tailored to address particular issues,” Conquest said, adding that broader measures such as universal background checks and limits on magazine capacity would limit gun rights without substantially increasing public safety.

Two Republicans on the committee, Rep. Janssen Willhoit (R-St. Johnsbury) and Rep. Eileen Dickinson (R-St. Albans), voted in favor of portions of the bill but against the overall legislation.


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