Roll Call! House Passes Gun Control Measures (89-54)

PASSED
in the State House of Representatives
on March 27, 2018, by a vote of
89-54
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Purpose: S.55 was originally about defining procedures for disposing of certain firearms in the possession of law enforcement. However, this bill was repurposed in the House to be the vehicle for sweeping gun control legislation. 
Analysis:  S.55 raises the age for long gun purchases to 21, mandates background checks for nearly all private firearm sales, bans magazines holding more than fifteen rounds, and bans bump stocks.
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Those voting YES believe these measures will result in a safer communities by reducing gun violence.
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Those voting NO believe that these measures will have no measurable impact on safety or violence, create undo burdens on law abiding gun owners, are largely unenforceable, and pose constitutional issues at both the state and federal levels.
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As Recorded in the House Journal, Tuesday, March 27, 2018
“Shall the bill pass in concurrence with proposal of amendment? was decided in the affirmative. Yeas, 89. Nays, 54.” (Read the Journal, p. 870-878).
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Related:
Each measure in this bill was voted on separately during a series of amendments. All passed, but you can see each specific roll call here:
          • Raise the age to purchase a long gun to 21. (88-56)
          • Ban high capacity magazines (10 rounds or more). (79-66)
       • Ban bump stocks. (119-25)
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How They Voted

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David Ainsworth (R-Royalton) – ABSENT
Janet Ancel (D-Calis) – YES
Bob Bancroft (R-Westford) – NO
John Bartholomew (D-Hartland) – YES
Fred Baser (R-Bristol) – YES
Lynn Batchelor (R-Derby Line) – NO
Scott Beck (R-St. Johnsbury) – NO
Paul Belaski (D-Windsor) – YES
Stephen Beyor (R-Highgate Springs) – ABSENT
Clement Bissonnette (D-Winooski) – YES
Thomas Bock (D-Chester) – YES
William Botzow (D-Bennington) -YES
Patrick Brennan (R-Colchster) – NO
Timothy Briglin (D-Thetford) – YES
Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) – YES
Jessica Brumsted (D-Shelburne) – YES
Susan Buckholz (D-White River Jct) – ABSENT
Thomas Burditt (R-West Rutland) – NO
Mollie Burke (P/D-Brattleboro) – NO
William Canfield (R/D-Fair Haven) –  NO
Stephen Carr (D-Brandon) – YES
Robin Chestnut-Tangerman (P-Middletown Springs) – YES
Annemarie Christiansen (D-Perkinsville) – YES
Kevin Christie (D-White River Jct.) -YES
Brian Cina (P-Burlington) – YES
Celene Colburn – (P-Burlington) – YES
James Condon (D-Colchester) – ABSENT
Peter Conlon (D-Cornwall) – YES
Daniel Connor (D-Fairfield) – YES
Charles Conquest (D-Wells River) – NO
Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) – ABSENT
Timothy Corcoran (D-Bennington) – YES
Lawrence Cupoli (R-Rutland) – YES
Maureen Dakin (D-Colchester) – YES
David Deen (D-Putney) – YES
Dennis Devereux (R-Belmont) – YES
Eileen “Lynn” Dickinson (R-St. Albans) – NO
Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) – NO
Johannah Donovan (D-Burlington) – YES
Betsy Dunn (D-Essex Jct.) – YES
Alice Emmons (D/W-Springfield) – YES
Peter Fagan (R-Rutland) – YES
Martha Feltus (R-Lyndonville) – NO
Rachael Fields (D-Bennington) – YES
Robert Forguites (D-Springfield) – YES
Robert Frenier (R-Chelsea) – NO
Douglas Gage (R-Rutland) – NO
Marianna Gamache (R-Swanton) – NO
John Gannon (D-Wilmington) – YES
Marcia Gardner (D-Richmond) – YES
Dylan Giambatista (D-Essex Jct.) – YES
Diana Gonzalez (P/D-Winooski) – YES
Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) – YES
Rodney Graham (R-Williamstown) – YES
Sandy Haas (P/D-Rochester) – YES
Jim Harrison (R-Chittenden) – NO
Helen Head (D-So. Burlington) – YES
Michael Hebert (R-Vernon) – NO
Robert Helm (R/D-Fair Haven) – NO
Mark Higley (R-Lowell) – NO
Matt Hill (D-Johnson) – YES
Jay Hooper (D-Brookfield) -NO
Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) – YES
Lori Houghton (D-Essex Jct.) – YES
Mary Howard (D-Rutland) – YES
Kimberly Jessup (D-Middlesex) – YES
Ben Jickling (I-E. Randolph) – NO
Mitzi Johnson (D-S. Hero) – PRESIDING
Ben Joseph (D-N. Hero) – YES
Bernard Juskiewicz (R-Camdridge) – NO
Brian Keefe (R-Manchester) – YES
Kathleen Keenan (D-St. Albans) -YES
Charlie Kimbell (D-Woodsock) – YES
Warren Kitzmiller (D-Montpelier) -YES
Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) – YES

Rob LaClair (R-Barre Town) – NO
Martin LaLonde (D-South Burlington) – YES
Diane Lanpher (D-Vergennes) – YES
Richard Lawrence (R-Lyndon) – NO
Paul Lefebvre (R-Island Pond) – ABSENT
Patti Lewis (R-Berlin) – NO
William Lippert (D-Hinesburg) – YES
Emily Long (D-Newfane) – YES
Gabrielle Lucke (D-White River Jct.) -YES
Terence Macaig (D-Williston) – YES
Michael Marcotte (R/D-Newport) – NO
Marcia Martel (R-Waterford) – NO
James Masland (D-Thetford) – YES
Chris Mattos (R-Milton) – NO
Curtis McCormack (D/W-Burlington) – YES
Patricia McCoy (R-Poultney) – NO
James McCullough (D-Williston) – YES
Francis McFaun (R/D-Barre) – NO
Alice Miller (D-Shaftsbury) – YES
Kiah Morris (D-Bennington) – YES
Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington) – NO
Michael Mrowicki (D-Putney) – YES
Barbara Murphy (I-Fairfax) – NO
Linda Myers (R-Essex) -NO
Gary Nolan (R-Morrisville) – NO
Terry Norris (I-Shoreham) -NO
Daniel Noyes (D-Wolcott) – YES
Jean O’Sullivan (D-Burlington) – YES
Carol Ode (D-Burlington) – YES
Kelly MacLaury Pajala (I-S. Londonderry) – YES
Corey Parent (R-St. Albans) – NO
Carolyn Partridge (D-Windham) – YES
Albert “Chuck” Pearce (R/D-Richford) – NO
Paul Poirier (I-Barre) – NO
David Potter (D-Clarendon) – NO
Ann Pugh (D-S. Burlington) – YES
Constance Quimby (R-Concord) –  NO
Barbara Rachelson (D-Burlington) – YES
Edward Read (I-Fayston) – YES
Carl Rosenquist (R-Georgia) -NO
Brian Savage (R-Swanton) – NO
Robin Scheu (D-Middlebury) – YES
Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) – NO
David Sharpe (D-Bristol) – YES
Charles Shaw (R/D-Pitsford) – NO
Amy Sheldon (D-Middlebury) – YES
Laura Sibilia (I-West Dover) – YES
Brian Smith (R/D-Derby) – NO
Harvey Smith (R-New Haven) – NO
Trevor Squirrill (D-Underhill) – YES
Thomas Stevens (D-Waterbury) – YES
Vicki Strong (R-Albany) – NO
Valerie Stuart (D-Brattleboro) – YES
Linda Sullivan (D-Dorset) – YES
Mary Sullivan (D-Burlington) – YES
Curt Taylor (D-Colchester) – YES
Thomas Terenzini (R/D-Rutland) – NO
George Till (D-Jericho) – YES
Tristan Toleno (D-Brattleboro) – YES
Catherine Toll (D-Danville) – YES
Maida Townsend (D-S. Burlington) – YES
Matthew Trieber (D-Bellows Falls) – YES
Chip Troiano (D-Hardwick) – YES
Donald Turner (R-Milton) – NO
Warren Van Wyck (R-Ferrisburgh) – NO
Gary Viens (R-Newport) – NO
Tommy Walz (D-Barre City) – YES
Kathryn Webb (D-Shelburne) – YES
Cindy Weed (P/D-Enosburg Falls) – YES
Janssen Willhoit (R-St. Johnsbury) – NO
Theresa Wood (D-Waterbury) – YES
Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) – YES
David Yacovone (D-Morrisville) – YES
Michael Yantachka (D-Charlotte) – YES
Samuel Young (D-Glover) – YES

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Greyling Van Alstyne March 31, 2018 at 11:18 pm

I tend to agree that these sound like reasonable measures, but I cannot see where it would stop anyone from going into a school, shopping mall, night club, buses, concert, and easily killing dozens of unarmed people.
I am in favor of creating a civil defense force of throughly trained, and armed young men to patrol and guard every place where there is a crowd of people.
I am sure one could look to Israel to find out exactly how this should be done.

Greyling Van Alstyne

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Kay Trudell June 16, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Guns are not really the problem. Our nation’s slow moral disintegration is. One of our Founding Fathers said that the U.S. Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people, and that it would be wholly inadequate to govern us if we lost those moral bearings. We are seeing that play out now, before our very eyes. Gun control bills such as this are only a symptom, and cowardly lawmakers are looking for a way out because they will not stand and defend liberty. Gun control only hamstrings the law-abiding citizenry. It never stops the crooks and thugs and those determined to do evil. Every time the liberals and Progressives impose gun control on us, they tell us it is “common sense” gun control. They say it every time they want a new restriction. But they do intend to confiscate all guns in the end. Don’t be fooled by what they say. Watch what they do. They are Fabian socialists at heart. Gov. Phil Scott, in agreeing with this latest gun control measure and signing this Progressive legislation (breaking his word as he did so), said, “This is the way forward.” That is the slogan of Progressives. Our esteemed governor needs to read the U.S. and Vermont Constitutions. It is not about guns. It is about upholding the U.S. and Vermont Constitutions and recovering our moral foundations. Socialism/ Progressivism (Fabian socialism) are not home-grown political philosophies. They originated overseas. We don’t need them here.

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