By Guy Page
Sen. Phil Baruth will likely sponsor legislation to raise the legal age of Vermonters buying semi-automatic firearms, WCAX reported yesterday.
Vermont’s leading gun control advocate in the Vermont Legislature also thinks lawmakers should consider criminalizing the purchase of body armor, saying: “We have criminalized things like radar detectors because they give people an unfair advantage over the police and they impact public safety. I don’t know why we wouldn’t do the same thing with body armor,” according to the WCAX report.
Baruth also reportedly wants more stringent requirements for firearms licensing and training.
Baruth told Vermont Daily Chronicle last week he would be introducing “gun safety” legislation, but did not provide details during the brief conversation. He added that Gov. Phil Scott will likely have the determining say on whether bills passed by the Legislature become law.