Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday rained on the gun control parade by vetoing legislation that would have created a 24-hour waiting period to purchase a handgun, according to ABC News.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed legislation mandating a 24-hour waiting period. (YT, VTDigger)
The Republican governor spiked the legislation about a year after Vermont, which has been considered a top gun rights state, actually adopted some restrictions on gun owners, the story noted. The gun-owning governor told reporters that he believes the Green Mountain State’s gun laws are fine as they are now.
Gun control proponents who wanted a waiting period were “disappointed,” ABC News reported. The story quoted one couple who lost a sun to suicide, using a gun he purchased earlier on the same day.
“While we know this bill would not save everyone, by disrupting access to the most lethal method, it would have saved some,” wrote Rob and Alyssa Black in an email. “This bill would have saved our son; it could have saved yours.”
Anti-gunners had insisted that the legislation, S. 169, would have “helped save lives,” ABC
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