Vermont Gun Bill Awaits Governor's Signature


The Vermont Senate gives final approval to a bill that increasing the legal age for gun purchases, expanding background checks for private gun sales and banning high-capacity magazines and rapid-fire devices known as bump stocks.

The Senate voted 17 to13 to agree with the measure that was previously passed by the House.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he expected he would sign the bill after it has been reviewed by his attorneys.

The push for gun control legislation follows Vermont police breaking up what they said was a plot by a Poultney teenager to shoot up the Fair Haven Union High School.

Photo: WNYT

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