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Vermont Lawmakers Propose Tightening Gun Laws

A group of Vermont lawmakers is pushing legislation that would ban large capacity ammunition-feeding devices on guns and would require background checks for people buying weapons at gun shows.

Representatives Linda Waite-Simpson, Adam Greshin and Mike Mrowicki are among those backing a bill that also would bring state law in line with federal law in prohibiting convicted felons from possessing firearms.
The bill would also link the Vermont Department of Mental Health with the federal background check system for people buying firearms.

Meanwhile, Representative Allison Clarkson of Woodstock is introducing legislation on the safe storage of firearms.

The moves follow several recent mass shootings around the country, including the Dec. 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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