Mayor Weinberger Statement Supporting Vermont Senate’s Passage of Background Check Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2018
Contact:  Katie Vane
                  802.734.0617

 

Mayor Weinberger Statement Supporting Vermont Senate’s Passage of Background Check Legislation
 

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today released the following statement in support of the Vermont Senate’s passage of legislation that will require background checks on virtually all gun sales in Vermont. The legislation passed as an amendment to S.55:

 

“Today’s vote by the Vermont Senate to approve background checks is a long-overdue moment of progress in the struggle to reduce gun violence.  My thoughts today are with the 20 six- and seven-year-olds and seven adults who were gunned down in Newtown in 2012, as well as the 17 students and adults murdered in Parkland, and with the thousands of Vermonters who have worked for years for today’s action.  This vote shows definitively that Vermont is now ready to take serious steps to stop the epidemic of gun violence.  Much more will be needed to truly protect our children from future massacres.  As a first step, I urge the Vermont House to quickly make this bill law in Vermont.”

 

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Press Release Date: 
03/01/2018
City Department: 
Mayor's Office