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Phil Scott allows gun control bill to go into law without his signature

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2023
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Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday allowed H.230, a three-pronged gun control bill, to become law without his signature despite concerns over the constitutionality of one of the bill’s provisions. Promised by its stalwarts as a way to curb suicides by firearms — the most common form of suicide in the state — H.230 will implement safe storage rules, broaden existing red flag laws and institute 72-hour waiting periods for gun purchases. It was the last provision that most concerned Scott and gun advocates. While he stayed mum on how...

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