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Gun charter changes pass in Burlington

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Gun charter changes in Burlington were a hot issue this Town Meeting Day, and all three measures passed in the Queen City.

Burlington voters said yes to a change that allows for the seizure of weapons during domestic abuse on a vote of 5,579-2,066

Also approved-- a ban on guns in liquor establishments by 5,194-2,517.

And the third measure requiring folks to lock up their guns at home was the closest of the votes, but it did pass 4,351-2,971.

Those in favor of the laws say they are glad to see the city take action.

"I really think this is a no-brainer legislation. It's nothing too infringing on people's rights and it seems like it's just going to make the community a safer place," said Nathaniel Kelner of Burlington.

"Our primary concern is that the ordinances that would be enacted attack our Vermont Sportsmen's Bill of Rights," said Evan Hughes of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs.

Hughes says the changes will create a patchwork of conflicting gun rules across the state.

Click here for all the Burlington voting results.

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