Gun control spreads...
So, just in case you’re not convinced that gun control’s sphere is expanding, pro-gun Vermont, where nearly 70 percent of residents own firearms and have a pro-gun Republican governor, has decided to hop onto the expanded background check and magazine limit train. Gov. Phil Scott has signed into law a bill passed by the Democratic-controlled state Senate that expanded background checks and limits the size of magazines; it’s 10 rounds for rifles and 15 for handguns. Bump stocks are also banned.
First, like Florida, the 21-year age limit is grossly unconstitutional. Like Pennsylvania, Vermont is a hunting state. Also, it deprives law-abiding Americans from exercising their constitutional Second Amendment rights. While the 15-round limit doesn’t really impact handguns, buying rifles will be much harder. Magpul does make a 10-round magazine for AR-15 rifles and those already owned by Vermont gun owners will be grandfathered in, but will this really curb gun violence? Isn’t this just political window dressing, especially in a state where confronting gun violence isn’t a pressing issue? In response to this bill, Second Amendment supporters gave away over 1,000 30-round magazines outside the state capitol last month.
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