Amid Debate, Lawmakers Get Hands-On Look At Guns

The display of guns at the Statehouse – a place where firearms are otherwise prohibited – was the idea of Essex Representative Linda Waite-Simpson, the sponsor of a bill introduced this week that would ban ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds.

Vt. Mayors Call For Ban On Felons Getting Weapons

Mayors from seven of the state’s eight cities held a news conference Tuesday to outline proposals for the Legislature. Proposals included the call for a state law banning convicted felons from getting firearms, to match the current federal law.