In a trend we can only hope continues, mostly out-of-town (and certainly out-of-touch) Everytown For Gun Safety and Gun Sense Vermont lost their bid to buy restrictive gun legislation in Vermont.
Outspending their rivals by nearly 5-to-1, Everytown and GSV nevertheless saw their preferred measure to extend background checks fail handily in both houses of the legislature.
Three-term Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin will instead sign a measure that creates state penalties for certain convicts who possess firearms, and beef up Vermont’s mental health reporting to NICS: “I am very happy that the bill is a shadow (of the one) I objected to in the beginning,” he said.
Bravo, Governor. Perhaps others will follow your lead.