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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:39 PM

Gov. Phil Scott vetoes creating 24-hour wait period for handguns

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont's Republican governor vetoed legislation Monday that would have established a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns, a move that came about a year after the state imposed its first significant gun ownership restrictions following what police say was a near-miss school shooting.

Gov. Phil Scott had said in recent weeks that he hadn't made up his mind about the waiting-period bill.

Last year, Scott, a gun owner, who had previously said he felt Vermont's gun laws were sufficient, changed his mind and signed restrictions into law.

The move came after police arrested a teenager the day after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that left 17 people dead. Police said they stopped Jack Sawyer's planned shooting at Fair Haven Union High School.

Read more: https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/11/gov-phil-scott-vetoes-creating-24-hour-wait-period-handguns/1417165001/

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