Guns Gun Groups Sue to Strike Down Vermont’s New Magazine Limits

File: Josh Kuckens Citizens opposed to the new gun legislation gather at the Statehouse before last Wednesday’s ceremony. A coalition of Vermont gun groups sued the state Wednesday, arguing that newly passed ammunition magazine limits run afoul of the Vermont Constitution. The plaintiffs — the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the Vermont State Rifle & Pistol Association, two sporting goods stores and one gun owner — are being represented by Brady Toensing, vice chair of the Vermont Republican Party, and Cooper & Kirk, a Washington, D.C., law firm. The suit, filed in Washington Superior Court, came one week after Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed into law sweeping gun legislation to mandate background checks, raise the purchasing age for firearms to 21 and ban bump stocks, in addition to establishing the magazine limits. The gun groups are seeking an injunction to prevent the law — which prohibits Vermonters from buying […]

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