• Gun range shuts out Burlington police after vote
    January 18,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    BURLINGTON — A Vermont firing range is telling the Burlington Police Department its officers are unwelcome to train after the City Council advanced a measure to ban semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines.

    The Burlington Free Press reported that a letter from the board chairman of the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club says it can no longer support the city with such a “prejudice” against the club and a threat to constitutional freedoms. It has voted to suspend the city’s use of its range for law enforcement.

    The City Council voted earlier this month to craft the ban. It would have to go before voters and then legislators.

    Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling said the city’s exclusion from the range likely would affect how and when officers train with firearms.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN Vermont News
    BARRE — A Barre woman pleaded not guilty Friday to threatening Department for Children and... Full Story
    MONTPELIER — The state has issued a request for proposals to study the beleaguered Vermont Health... Full Story
    MONTPELIER — A bipartisan deal has been reached by two key members of the U.S. Full Story
    More Articles