Proponents say veto of gun waiting bill will cost lives

Proponents say veto of gun waiting bill will cost lives

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FILE – In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks before signing a gun restrictions bill on the steps of the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. On Monday, June 10, 2019, Scott vetoed a bill that would have established a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns. less FILE – In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks before signing a gun restrictions bill on the steps of the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. On Monday, June 10, 2019, Scott vetoed a bill … more Photo: Cheryl Senter, AP MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Proponents of a Vermont bill that would have imposed a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns say the veto by the Republican governor was a political move that will cost the lives of people contemplating suicide and victims of domestic violence. The veto Monday by Gov. Phil Scott also drew condemnation from Democratic leaders of both the Vermont House and Senate, which both passed legislation last month that contained the waiting period and a change to an unintended consequence of separate gun legislation signed into law by the governor last year. Recommended Video Speed Normal Quality Auto Quality Speed 0.25 0.50 0.75 Normal 1.25 1.50 1.75 00:00 00:00 While gun rights activists said they appreciate Scott’s veto, they are still upset by a series of gun control measures signed by the governor last year. "This was nothing else but politics," said Clai Lasher-Sommers, of the group Gun Sense Vermont, which had […]

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