Gun control bill shot down in Montpelier VT

Less than a week after proposing a gun control bill that would have banned assault weapons and high-capacity magazines statewide, Vermont’s Senate Majority Leader says he’s now planning to withdraw that bill.

State Senator Phil Baruth tells Seven Days Newspaper that it’s “painfully clear…that little support exists in the Statehouse for this sort of bill.”

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His statement comes just a day after hundreds of gun rights activists rallied at the Statehouse in opposition to his proposal.


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