Even Big Bucks Don’t Sell Bad Ideas

posted on April 29, 2015

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.

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