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Despite its proud libertarian history of rugged individualism, legislators in Vermont are currently reviewing stricter measures aimed at firearms ownership and possession.

Burlington civic leaders—who have been exploring the regulation of semiautomatic, large-capacity assault-type rifles—have made mention of trigger locks, gun prohibitions in nightclubs and expanding options for police intervention in potentially violent situations.

The three-member Charter Change Committee, with Mayor Miro Weinberger participating, also discussed ways to improve Vermont’s contribution to (and compliance with) federal gun-sale background checks.

Weinberger, who said the federal system is “badly broken,” presented the committee with a draft resolution calling for state legislators to upgrade transfers of criminal and mental-health data to the FBI.

Read more at the Burlington Free Press.

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