Vermont: Full House vote expected on improving ERPO law Friday

Fire Congres Not Guns

This week, the Vermont House is expected to take a vote on H.610. A bill designed to improve the new Extreme Risk Protection Orders law. It will better protect potential victims of domestic abuse from gun threats. For more information on the importance of this bill, see this VT Digger article.

Thank you to those who called the House Judiciary Committee last month. The committee passed the bill and you can read a report from the Rutland Herald.

NRA strategy

The NRA just notified gun owners: “Gun owners have another opportunity to help kill an anti-gun bill. Contacting your state Representatives and respectfully requesting that they vote no on H.610.”

The bill

  • 610 expands the current laws in place to better protect those at risk of domestic abuse. 👍 Like


Please call or email the office of your Vermont State Representative. Urge them to support H.610 to make women and families safer from the risk of gun violence. You can call at 802-828-2228 or lookup your representative’s number below.

  • To find your representative and senator’s phone and email, enter your address at Common Cause.
  • Adding a simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible. Make sure you include your full name and address.

February 11, 2020

Vermont: ERPO hearing scheduled for Feb 18

The Vermont House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on February 18 to take testimony on a bill to improve Extreme Risk Protection Orders and to delay gun sales until a background check for several days if a background check is not complete.

The NRA notified their members to attend this hearing. Please help counterbalance the efforts of pro-gun fanatics and attend this meeting.

The Bill

  • 610 would expand the Extreme Risk Protection Orders law currently in place. It also would delay the completion of a gun sale if a NICS check is delayed. 👍


Please consider attending the House Judiciary Committee hearing on February 18 in the House Chambers from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the State House.