Vermont governor says he’s a “no” on new gun control bill

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott may be a Republican, but like other fellow blue-state GOP governors, his support for the Second Amendment has been hit-or-miss since he took office back in 2017. His biggest miss came in 2018, when he signed a rash of gun control measures into law, including a ban on gun sales to those under the age of 21, a ban on bump stocks, and a universal background check requirement.

But Scott hasn’t signed every gun control bill that’s been approved by the Democrat-controlled state legislature. In 2019, Scott vetoed a bill that would have imposed a 24-hour waiting period between purchasing a gun and being able to take possession of it, though he touted the state’s “red flag” gun seizure law as one reason why he felt waiting periods weren’t needed.

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