Conor Casey

Honoring GunSense Vermont founder as 'beacon of leadership and courage'

As our community continues to seek positive change, it's vital that we take a moment to celebrate the outstanding individuals who have propelled us forward.

Brattleboro resident Ann Braden, the founder of GunSense Vermont, stands as a beacon of leadership and courage, inspiring us to work towards a safer and more responsible approach to firearms.

Following the heart-wrenching events of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, she founded GunSense Vermont, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advocating for responsible gun safety measures. Her efforts have led to significant legislative achievements that prioritize safety and well-being throughout our state.

GunSense Vermont has played a pivotal role in raising the age to purchase firearms to 21, limiting high-capacity magazines, and passing waiting periods and safe-storage laws. These accomplishments reflect the organization's unwavering commitment to creating a safer Vermont for everyone.

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