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Vermont city takes step toward banning assault rifles

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Burlington, Vermont (CNN) — A resolution passed in the most populous city in Vermont could lead to a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Burlington’s City Council members voted 10-3 in favor of the resolution. City Councilor Norm Blais, a Democrat, said he was moved to sponsor the proposal after hearing what he called President Barack Obama’s pleas to have a discussion about weapons in our country after the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in December. Next, the resolution has to be presented in public hearings, voted on by the public and be approved by the state legislature before it becomes city law. Blais said his city wasn’t nearly as safe as people thought, saying that “if somebody was not a convicted felon and was walking through our thoroughfare and had an AK-47 slung over his shoulder, there’s nothing we could do about that.

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-0.0704895 Blais said his city wasn’t nearly as safe as people thought, saying that “if somebody was not a convicted felon and was walking through our thoroughfare and had an AK-47 slung over his shoulder, there’s nothing we could do about that. Most people are surprised to hear that.”
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Organization: Burlington’s City Council

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City: Burlington

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StateOrCounty: Connecticut

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