MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gun rights supporters protesting gun restriction legislation gathered Saturday outside the Vermont Statehouse to urge the governor not to sign the bill.

Police estimate hundreds of protesters turned out to show their opposition a day after the Vermont legislature passed the gun restrictions package.

Protesters were giving away 1,200 30-round magazines.

The legislation would ban high-capacity magazines and rapid-fire devices known as bump stocks, in addition to raising the legal age. It also would expand background checks for private gun sales.

People who own high-capacity magazines before the law takes effect can keep them.

magazines Free High Capacity Magazines Handed Out At Vermont Gun Rights Rally

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Gun rights advocates also were accepting donations for a fund to challenge the Vermont legislation.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott is expected to sign the bill.

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  1. Bob DePino says:

    Gee, a WEEK LATER and you haven’t approved your ONLY comment on this?

    Censorship much?

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