The Vermont House of Representatives has passed legislation that would help keep firearms out of hospitals

The Vermont House of Representatives has passed legislation that would help keep firearms out of hospitals and give law enforcement up to 30 days to extend the maximum background check waiting period to purchase firearms. The House passed the measure Friday. In a statement, Democratic House Speaker Jill Krowinski says the bill takes a “much-needed step” in ensuring that law enforcement agencies have time to conduct a background check before someone can purchase a firearm. It also clarifies that a judge has the authority to order a defendant to relinquish their firearms while an emergency relief from abuse order is in effect.

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