Newscast: Monday, January 7, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

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The 2013 legislative session gets underway in Montpelier this week and Vermont lawmakers are getting ready. The right to bear arms is the law of the land. But after an unprecedented series of shooting rampages last year, some state and local governments are now considering bans on assault weapons on their streets. Burlington’s City Council will vote tonight on a charter change that would prohibit certain weapons in Vermont’s largest city. plan that could replace the Vermont Air National Guard’s aging fighter planes is running into fierce opposition from people who feel the new plane, the F-35, is just too loud. Vermont State Police say a car slid down a snowy road and onto railroad tracks, where it was struck by a train. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A Washington-based group of people with Vermont ties will be celebrating President Barack Obama’s second inaugural in two weeks.

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