Vermont Suppressor Hunting Legislation…
MONTPELIER, VERMONT – On May 11th, the Vermont State Senate passed an amended version of S. 281 – legislation that includes a provision to make The Green Mountain State the 41st state to allow the use of suppressors while hunting. The suppressor hunting language, which was championed by Representatives Pat Brennan (R-Chittenden-9-2) and George Till (D-Chittenden-3), was added to S. 281 during the floor debate in the House of Representatives and subsequently passed on May 10th. The bill now heads to Governor Phil Scott (R-VT) for his signature. Once enacted, the new law will take effect on July 1st.
“IT IS MY PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT WITH TODAY’S PASSAGE OF S. 281, THE LEGISLATURE HAS TAKEN A TREMENDOUS STEP FORWARD TOWARDS EXPANDING THE RIGHT OF HUNTERS TO USE SUPPRESSORS IN THE FIELD.”
– Rep. Brennan, Co-Chair of the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.
The American Suppressor Association has been fighting for suppressor rights in Vermont for a decade. Over the years we have helped draft legislation, provided written and verbal testimony, and hosted multiple live-fire suppressor demonstrations for legislators, law enforcement officers, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. In 2015, legislation introduced by Rep. Brennan legalized the ownership of suppressors in the state, but not their use in the field. The passage of S. 281 brings us one step closer to full suppressor legalization nationwide.
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