On March 4th, there will be a vote in Burlington about gun safety. There will be three charter change measures that will be voted on, including keeping guns out of bars, requiring guns to be safely stored when accessible to children, and allowing the police to temporarily confiscate guns when then is a suspicion of domestic violence.
We need to make it clear that the public supports gun safety measures like these. Please help us get the word out and encourage everyone you know to go to the polls. Let’s send a message to our state lawmakers that gun safety needs to be a priority!
Who is Gun Sense Vermont?
Gun Sense Vermont is an independent, grass-roots organization started by Vermonters, run by Vermonters, and focused on finding and implementing ways to close the gaps in Vermont’s gun laws that make it too easy for guns to fall into the wrong hands.
Gun Sense Vermont comprises a growing coalition of individuals and organizations, bridging groups such as Child Safe Vermont and the Vermont Public Health Association to stand together for gun laws in Vermont that better protect our children, our public spaces, and our communities.
We are gun owners and non-gun owners. We are doctors and teachers. We are hunters and veterans. We are civic leaders and religious leaders. Our members come from 160 different Vermont towns.
We are supporters of the Vermont and U.S. constitutions and are united in our call for common sense action that protects the rights of individuals as well as those of our communities.
We are advocating for:
• Expanded background checks
• Tougher gun trafficking laws
• Expanding safe storage education
• Better communication between state agencies and the background check system
• Closing the “Violent Felon Loophole” by bringing Vermont state law in line with federal law prohibiting convicted violent felons, domestic abusers and others from lawfully possessing guns
In the News:
Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast 10/18/13 [High Def Version]
Playlist: BCTV HD
Gun Sense Vermont co-founder Ann Braden presents to the Breakfast about her work with gun safety reform in Vermont.
Gun debate continues ahead of Town Meeting Day.Burlington voters to consider 3 gun-related proposals.
Jan 17, 2014 • WPTZNew Channel 5
BURLINGTON, Vt. —Town Meeting Day for Vermont voters is more than six weeks away, but Burlington city councilors need to finalize ballot items in the next 10 days.
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Stopping gun violence starts with discussion
Ann Braden • The Commons • Wednesday, December 25, 2013
To honor the memories of those killed in Connecticut one year ago, we can do as the victims’ families have asked: work to make our society safer for all.
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