Scott Says ‘Everything’s on the Table’ as Pressure Builds for Gun Measures

Source: VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday he is open to gun control legislation, including a measure calling for universal background checks before the private sale of firearms, which is set for a Senate vote next week.

Prior to last week’s school shooting in Florida and a thwarted attack in Vermont, such legislation appeared to have little chance of advancing. Neither the Democratically controlled Legislature nor the Republican governor seemed inclined to make the legislation a priority this session.

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