Barre gun show promoters won't ban certain firearms
BARRE, Vt. -
The promoters of the Central Vermont Gun Show in Barre have rejected the mayor's request that they ban military-style assault firearms and high-capacity magazines at next month's show.
Mayor Thom Lauzon made the request in advance of the 30th annual show at the Barre Auditorium. He said it was the responsible and respectful thing to do in the immediate aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings.
But at a meeting with the mayor this week, gun club officials declined to impose the restriction.
Meanwhile, the organizers are still working with police on a requirement that private sales conducted at the show still be subject to a background check.