Status of Vermont Gun Control Bill Still Unknown


In Vermont, state lawmakers are getting close to a deal on a new gun control bill. 

Among other things, it proposes mandatory background checks and raises the legal age to buy a gun to 21. 

In Montpelier, bills need to pass both chambers twice.

The House has already passed the measure twice, and it's now in the Senate's hands for the second time, but there've been a few changes. 

One would ban the possession and sale of high-capacity magazines. 

It’s not clear if the Senate will vote, or take the bill to a conference committee to work out a compromise.

Photo: WNYT

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