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    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.''

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    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.

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