Vermont Act Now: Waiting period bill with Governor

Cowboy with gun

We can celebrate that on Wednesday (05/15), the 24-hour waiting period bill passed both houses of the legislature. Now it’s on Governor Scott for final signature. Significant legislation because it will essentially do away with gun shows. This according to the NRA who ask their gun nut members to call the Governor. So, he needs support from the gun violence prevention side to help him finalize this bill into law.

The Bill

👍 Senate Bill 169 would require a waiting period or a “cooling-off” period of 24 hours before receiving a gun.
*Tracking Bill Progress: bold=passed, italics=location
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
—In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
—After Passage—>
On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law

Action

Please call Governor Scott’s office. Urge him to sign SB 169 to require a waiting period to purchase guns.


  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.
  • Please forward to another concerned citizen to help build the barrage.

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