A day after the Vermont legislature passed a package of gun restrictions, gun rights supporters have gathered on the Statehouse lawn to show their opposition and urge the governor not to sign the legislation.
A large crowd turned out for the event on Saturday and a chance to get one of 400 free 30-round magazines that were being handed out.
The gun restrictions on track to become law in Vermont would ban high-capacity magazines and rapid-fire devices known as bump stocks, raise the legal age for gun purchases and expand background checks for private gun sales. People who own high-capacity magazines before the law takes effect can keep them.
Gun rights advocates also were accepting donations for a fund to challenge the Vermont legislation.
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