Gov. Phil Scott visited a Barre gun club to show his support for Vermonters’ enjoyment of hunting and fishing and the economic benefit they bring. But some gun owners aren’t happy with the restrictions he signed into law last year.
"Officials say hunting and fishing bring a boost to the state's rural communities while giving Vermonters the ability to get back to basics. "The chance to get outside, the chance to decompress, the chance to spend time with friends and family in the outdoors. These are all essential elements of why we do this," said Vermont Fish and Game Commissioner Louis Porter. Officials also say that after snow sports, hunting and fishing represents Vermont's second largest outdoor recreation industry, supporting over 17,000 people statewide. But all of this comes about a year and-a-half after the governor supported several restrictions on guns. They include a red flag law allowing police to seize guns from people deemed to be a danger raising the purchase age to 21, expanding background checks, and limiting the capacity of magazines."
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