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Senate unanimously approves 'extreme risk' gun bill

Senate unanimously approves 'extreme risk' gun bill Burlington Vermont

Vt Digger - - 10:12 am Thu Mar 1st, 2018

Senators gave their unanimous seal of approval on Wednesday to the first of what is expected to be a series of gun control laws after a thwarted school shooting in Fair Haven - following a mass shooting at a Florida high school - "jolted" the state's policymakers.

Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, said he never expected the bill to make it this far when he introduced it months ago, a symbol of how far the gun control debate has shifted in just a few weeks.

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Windham, VT 05359 (Set as Local)
Fair Haven, VT 05743 (Set as Local)
Bennington, VT 05201 (Set as Local)
Franklin, VT 05457 (Set as Local)
Rutland, VT 05701 (Set as Local)
Johnson, VT 05656 (Set as Local)
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)

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