Hundreds turn out for hearing on Vt. gun control bill

Hundreds turn out for hearing on Vt. gun control bill

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The Senate Judiciary Committee meets at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vt., to hear testimony on proposed gun safety regulations on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (VtDigger – Glenn Russell) Cody Goebel of Island Pond, Vt., holds an American flag before a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vt., on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The committee met to hear testimony on proposed gun safety regulations. (VtDigger – Glenn Russell) Laurie Emerson, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Vermont, testifies in favor of a proposed gun safety regulations before a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vt., on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (VtDigger – Glenn Russell) RANDOLPH — The firearms debate returned to center stage on Tuesday. This time, however, instead of hearing testimony under Montpelier’s Golden Dome, lawmakers took their show on the road, listening to constituent feedback on a proposed 48-hour waiting period for gun purchases at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. The focus of the hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday was SB 22, legislation proposed by Sen. Philip Baruth D/P-Chittenden. The measure calls for a 48-hour waiting period for gun purchases and a safe storage requirement for firearms. About 350 people attended the hearing, and judging by the blaze orange clothing worn by many gun rights supporters in the crowd, more people at the forum opposed the legislation than supported it. Supporters of the bill on Tuesday said it would provide a […]

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