Roll Call! Senate Votes for 24 Hour Waiting Period for Handgun Purchase (20-10), 2019

in the State Senate on March 21, 2019 by a vote of

Purpose: To impose a 24 hour waiting period after one passes a background check to take possession of a purchased handgun.
Analysis: Those voting YES believe a waiting period will prevent suicides.
Those voting NO cite that there is no evidence waiting periods prevent suicides, however the waiting period does present a real obstacle to one’s Vermont Constitutional right to use of a firearm for self defense.
Senate Journal, March 21, 2019. “Thereupon, third reading of the bill was ordered on a roll call, Yeas 20, Nays 10.” (Read the Journal, p. 408-409)

How They Voted

Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – YES
Becca Balint (D-Windham) – YES
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – YES
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – NO
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – YES
Randy Brock (R-Franklin) – NO
Brian Campion (D-Bennington) – YES
Alison Clarkson (D-Windsor) – YES
Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) – NO
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – YES
Ruth Hardy (D-Addison) – YES
Cheryl Hooker (D-Rutland) – YES
Debbie Ingram (D-Chittendent) – YES
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – YES
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – YES
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – YES
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – NO
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – YES
James McNeil (R-Rutland) – NO
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – NO
Corey Parent (R-Franklin) – NO
Chris Pearson (P-Chittenden) – YES
Andrew Perchlik (D-Washington) – YES
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – YES
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – YES
Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden) – YES
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – NO
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – NO
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – YES

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Christopher Sulzman March 22, 2019 at 6:28 pm

An unconstitutionally law should not be enforced!!!
I call this BS !!!
I hope we vote them all out of office and repeal it! Scott should still veto it!!


james johnson March 22, 2019 at 11:38 pm

THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE…shall not be infringed. vermont government has become tyrannical.


Fabien Parent March 23, 2019 at 6:01 am

What is to stop Vermonters from going to NY, Maine or NH to purchase a firearm? This will only hurt Vt by losing the sales tax on firearms and hurt the small businesses who are selling them. How crazy is this law? Lets cut our own throats Vt. ! Good job people! NOT!!!!!! 👎🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️


Philippe March 24, 2019 at 9:48 pm

Being from Caledonia county to the people of Danville smarten up!!! You keep voting in jJane Kitchel she does not represent the majority of Caledonia county voters. She is straight line democrat where’s your back bone Jane!!!!


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