What's next for gun control in Vermont?

Published: Mar. 29, 2018 at 5:12 PM EDT
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Vermont lawmakers worked on gun legislation again Thursday and advocates are adding pressure.

The Senate agreed on a bill dealing with domestic violence. It allows police to remove guns from alleged domestic abusers without a court order.

Meanwhile, a group of gun owners held a news conference to advocate for another bill that contains significant new gun restrictions, including a magazine limit of 10 rounds added by the House.

Proponents say restrictions should apply to everyone, not just hunters or farmers trying to protect their livestock.

"A game warden will take my gun and suspend my license, but I can walk into a school full of children and slaughter them all. Why does a coyote have a better chance than our kids?" said Thomas Galinet, the town clerk and treasurer in Peacham.

"I understand your anxieties but nobody is coming for your guns. That's not the purpose of this legislation and that's our purpose or my purpose here today," said R.D. Eno, a gun owner.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to make its recommendation Friday on whether the Senate should agree with the House changes.