Last night on the Vermont Public Show "Report From Vermont"
Senate Majority Leader Philip Baruth (D) Chittenden County,
was one of the panelist. Senator Baruth was the sponsor of
S.32, the first gun control bill to emerge in Vermont this year.
Senator pulled S.32 due to the substantial public opposition.
When asked by a caller about gun control in Vermont the
senator said he withdraw S.32 from consideration because
he did not believe there was support for it in the Vermont State
House. He also said he should have gotten more support
lined up for S.32 before he introduced it.
He also related that he thought Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson's
gun control bills had a much better chance of action. It was
obvious he had wanted more action on her bills,
Senator Baruth made the point of gun control hopefully being
in play, either later in this session and/or in the next session.
Right now the battle is in the U.S. Senate. Senator Feinstein
is not going to give up and there are other gun control bills
headed for the floor of the U.S. Senate, to which she can attach
her bill. Action needed is right below.