Shumlin: No role for Vt. in gun controlApril 25,2013The Associated Press
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin is sticking to his guns in the face of inaction in Washington to address gun violence, saying Vermont needs no changes in its firearms laws.
Shumlin reiterated earlier comments that Vermont does not need background checks for gun buyers, limits on assault weapons or the sizes of ammunition clips. He earlier had said those issues should be addressed on a national basis by Congress.
A bill calling for background checks for gun buyers stalled in the U.S. Senate last week, so the sort of 50-state solution Shumlin says he would favor appears not to be on the immediate horizon.
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