• Rally held against assault weapons
    February 17,2013
     

    Rally held against

    assault weapons



    The Associated Press

    MONTPELIER — Vermonters seeking to ban assault weapons in the state held a rally Saturday on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier.

    The rally was intended to encourage Vermont lawmakers to introduce a bill banning assault weapons and support other legislation that proponents believe will help reduce gun violence.

    The event’s organizer, Danielle LaFleur Brooks, said the rally drew about 300 people. It followed a protest the previous weekend at the Central Vermont Gun Show in Barre.

    Police said Saturday’s event was peaceful.

    Among those speaking at the rally were Montpelier Mayor John Hollar and state Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson.

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