Burlington, Vermont, has been trying (for years, since the Kiss administration) to adopt stricter gun control laws than allowed by the state, which has preemption over such matters. They’re still trying to alter the city charter and hope that the state legislature will sign-off on it (unlikely).
In any event, they’ve dropped the idea of banning so-called assault weapons in hopes that other measures they’re proposing will stand a better chance of being accepted. From the Burlington Free Press:
Siegel said the Charter Change Committee had considered a range of gun-safety measures that were not directly related to the Newtown shooting.
â€śI donâ€™t see that kind of tragedy being prevented through firearm legislation,â€ť Siegel said. â€śThat kind of tragedy needs to be prevented through mental health work.â€ť
What they are proposing are measures such as requiring safe storage of firearms, a ban on guns in bars, and a permitting process for CCW. That last won’t fly because then, if someone enters the city while carrying, they instantly become a criminal if they don’t have a city-issued permit.
More at the link.
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