By Tom Knighton
Vermont, despite its location in the Northeast, had a reputation as being one of the most pro-gun states in the country. They had no real gun control laws of their own to speak of. They followed federal laws, but other than that? Not much else.
However, that’s all over now.
Vermont governor Phil Scott signed a package of sweeping gun-control reforms into law Wednesday, in an unprecedented moment for the historically pro-Second Amendment state.
The three pieces of legislation, which raise the minimum age for gun purchases, ban high-capacity magazines, and streamline the gun-confiscation process, passed the state legislature in late March amid increased calls for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.
‘‘This is not the time to do what’s easy, it’s time to do what’s right,” Scott said on the statehouse steps Wednesday afternoon to a combination of cheers and boos from crowd.
Scott, a gun owner who vowed to oppose increased gun-control laws in 2016, softened his position after authorities prevented a Vermont high-school student from carrying out a mass shooting just days after the Parkland massacre.
Just one of the bills, however, is the jackpot for anti-gunners. It creates universal background checks for all …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms