Shumlin Guns

North Country News
7:30 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Shumlin: No Role for Vermont in Gun Control

Governor Peter Shumlin

Governor 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.

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North Country News
5:10 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Vermont Governor: Let Congress Debate Assault Weapons

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

Governor Peter Shumlin says the rest of the country should look to Vermont on how to manage firearms, but he'll leave it to Congress to debate access to military-style assault weapons.

Shumlin says Vermont has a strong hunting culture and strong support for the right to own and use firearms. But he tolds The Burlington Free Press, "People don't use machines of war to shoot whitetail deer."

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