Vermonters Rally Against Gun Restriction Proposal - NECN


The latest news from around the state

Vermonters Rally Against Gun Restriction Proposal



    Vermonters Rally Against Gun Restriction Proposal

    Several hundred people have gathered in Vermont to denounce a gun restriction bill that lawmakers have sent to Gov. Phil Scott's desk.

    Some participants brought along guns to rallies that were held Saturday in South Burlington, Barre and Bennington.

    Pro Rights 2A organizer Christopher Covey said it's not the gun that people should fear "it's the gun in the wrong hand.''

    There were several assault-style rifles in South Burlington. Marine veteran Nicholas Halverson brought his AR-15 to dispel "stigma'' about the gun, which he said is "no different than any other rifle.''

    Rare Footage Shows Last Surviving Member of Amazonian Tribe

    [NATL] Brazilian Indigenous Man Chops Down a Tree in the Amazon, Rare Footage Shows

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon.

    (Published 2 hours ago)

    Police reported no problems.

    The bill that Scott is expected to sign would raise the legal age for gun purchases and extend mandatory background checks to private gun sales, among other changes.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android