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Vermont Governor Signs Three Major Pieces Of Gun Control Legislation Into Law

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed three pieces of gun control legislation Wednesday, increasing the age for purchasing assault weapons, banning bump stocks, and expanding background checks for firearm purchases.

“Scott also signed into law a ‘red flag’ policy to make it easier for police to take guns from potentially dangerous people,” reported the Los Angeles Times. The “red flag” law allows authorities to confiscate guns from people they suspect to be a danger to themselves, or others.

“If we are at a point when our kids are afraid to go to school and parents are afraid to put their kids on a bus, who are we?” Scott, a Republican, said in a statement.

The group “Vermont Gun March” organized a rally last week with hundreds of Second Amendment supporters to protest the bills, but it didn’t stop Scott for singing them into law. The group’s tagline is: “Remember in November.”

Louisiana lawmakers rejected a similar proposal to prohibit the sale of assault weapons to people under the age of 21, by a vote of 26 to nine in the state Senate, the LA Times reported.

A bill to ban bump stocks in Louisiana is scheduled to be brought up for a vote sometime next week.

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