Phil Scott on Gun Control
Enforce existing gun laws; Vermont is no gun trafficker
Q: How would you address illegal gun trafficking in and through Vermont?
Phil Scott: Vermont is not a leading gun-exporter state when it comes to gun trafficking.
According to the ATF, only 141 guns were traced back to Vermont in 2014. In contrast, nearly twice as many were traced to New Hampshire, nearly 11 times as many were traced to Massachusetts, and over 55 times as many were traced to New York.
We do very well when it comes to gun trafficking compared to our neighboring states.
I would continue to enforce existing gun laws on the books in Vermont that reduce gun trafficking, including provisions that allow the inspections of in-state gun dealers.
Source: LWV's Vote411.org on 2016 Vermont Gubernatorial Race
, Sep 19, 2016
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record.
Scott scores A by NRA on pro-gun rights policies - NRA Political Victory Fund
While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.
The following ratings are based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionaire sent to all Congressional candidates; the NRA assigned a letter grade (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest).
What the Grades Mean:
Source: NRA website 10-NRA on Aug 11, 2010
- A+: A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
- A: Solidly pro-gun candidate including voting record.
- AQ: A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record.
- B: A generally pro-gun candidate; may have opposed some pro-gun reform in the past.
- C: A candidate with a mixed record or positions on gun related issues, who may oppose some pro-gun positions.
- D: An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.
- F: True enemy of gun owners' rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate.
- ?: Refused to answer the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire, often an indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners' rights.
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