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Fri January 4, 2013

Vermont Mayor Wants Ban on Assault Weapons at Gun Show

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Following the mass shooting at a school in Connecticut, the mayor of Barre, Vermont wants a ban on military-style assault weapons being sold at an annual gun show.

The Barre Fish and Game Gun Show will be held at the Barre Auditorium in February.



WCAX-TV reports that Mayor Thom Lauzon is asking show organizers to ban the display and sale of military-style assault firearms and high capacity magazines at this year's show.

Lauzon says he supports the gun club, and responsible gun ownership, but is making the request "as a father" following the Dec. 14 killings of 20 children and six educators at a grade school in Newtown, Conn.

Gun show officials say they will not comment until they meet with the mayor.

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