Senate to discuss ban on carrying semi-auto guns in public soon - Vermont Daily Chronicle

Sometime this month, the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee will discuss which (if any) gun control bills to pursue - including the controversial ban on carrying semi-automatic guns in public places.

“Sen. Phil Baruth (D-Chittenden) said Senate Judiciary will decide in a week or two whether to take up S259, prohibiting carrying semi-automatic weapons in public places including parks, public meetings, polling places, churches, restaurants, colleges, theaters and public demonstrations. At least one committee member is opposed. “I’m absolutely opposed to any new gun legislation,” Senate Judiciary member Joe Benning (R-Caledonia) said today. He supports suicide prevention legislation. “My idea is to work on the brain behind the trigger, and stop thinking the trigger is the problem.”

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-02-10 12:53:11 -0500
    Phil “Baby Ruth” Baruth (remember Cady Shack ?) is at it again (still) with targeting firearm owners with his political attacks on a Constitutionally guaranteed right which evidently scares the bejezus out of him. The real Vermonters in Chittenden County (contrary to popular political hype, there are still some left there) need to vote this candy bar out !