Vermont Senate poised to vote on gun removal proposal
February 28, 2018 09:46 AM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate is expected to vote on a proposal that would allow police to take firearms from people judged to be an extreme risk to themselves or others.
Under the proposal to be voted on Wednesday, a police officer would need to get an order from a judge before seizing any firearms.
The proposal doesn't go as far as a bill passed by the House last year that would allow police to remove firearms in certain cases without a judge's order.
Historically, Vermont has been resistant to gun restrictions, but last week, Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he was open to the idea after a teenager was arrested the day after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and charged with plotting a Vermont school shooting.
Created: February 28, 2018 09:46 AM
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