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National And State Gun Laws Proposed

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Gun store owner Henry Parro posts an ad for a gun on his store's Website on Monday in Waterbury. Parro says his store has seen a
Gun store owner Henry Parro posts an ad for a gun on his store's Website on Monday in Waterbury. Parro says his store has seen a

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President Obama announced his plan to curb gun violence late Wednesday morning from the White House. We look at what the president's recommendations mean to Vermont with advocates for gun control, and supporters of gun rights. The president's policy announcement coincides with the one-month anniversary of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. This week also marks the introduction of a bill in the Vermont Senate to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

We get reaction to the president's address and discuss Vermont gun laws with Ed Cutler, founder of Gun Owners of Vermont, and Sen. Philip Baruth, who is sponsoring the Senate legislation.