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Road rage: Honked-at woman points gun at adults and baby, police say

Grace Ross, 46, of Williston has been charged by a federal grand jury in Burlington with unlawful possession of a firearm after having previously been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. The government is also seeking forfeiture of the seized Taurus 9mm pistol.

According to court records, on July 30, 2021 the Burlington Police received a report that the driver of a black Mazda, later identified as Ross, pointed a handgun at another vehicle which contained two adults and a baby. The incident occurred near Main Street and South Prospect Street in Burlington.

According to the court records, Ross cut off another vehicle, nearly causing a collision. After the driver of the other vehicle honked the horn, Ross, who was then driving in front of the other vehicle, pulled a handgun out and pointed it at the other car through her rear window. Soon after, the Burlington Police Department pulled over Ross’s vehicle and seized the firearm. Ross was originally charged in state court with aggravated assault, though the state case was dismissed after the filing of federal charges.

Ross pled not guilty to the charge. United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle ordered Ross released on conditions pending further proceedings in the case.

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  1. Welcome Vermont! – You have finally demonstrated your wherewithal to follow in the footsteps of the rest of the other states of the union in our collective national trend & tradition of violence, incivility, & altered mental states.

  2. Just another example of why paper laws with no consequences are useless. Criminals, by definition, don’t care about the laws that govern a “polite society”. What is needed is swift, strong, consistent consequences for those who violate the laws that a polite, law abiding citizens live by, not more laws that only honest people obey.

  3. NO!! these people should STAY LOCKED UP!! No release on conditions pending further investigation. Are they waiting until she kills someone??

  4. If we are going to have a law that makes someone ineligible to possess a firearm, sometimes based on heresay and baseless accusations within a family, then it’s good to see that seizure process can actually be used against the “fairer sex” when warranted. Domestic violence can be perpetrated by BOTH genders (or all 56 genders, if you prefer). The middle finger should be the most potent weapon ever used to express dis-satisfaction against the discourteous driving habits that some people tend to exhibit.

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