VTDigger Minute: Gun magazine suit, sexist tweets, text-and-drive fines

VTDigger Minute: Gun magazine suit, sexist tweets, text-and-drive fines

Gun Rights

VTDigger Minute is a weekly news digest from Vermont PBS . Tune in every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 6:30 a.m. to hear about the week’s top stories. This week on the Minute: Gun rights lawyers spar with state attorneys over magazine limit A constitutional challenge to Vermont’s ban on high capacity gun magazines got its first hearing in the Washington County Superior Court on Tuesday. A group of sporting clubs and businesses sued the state over the ban last year, but the attorney general’s office is urging the court to throw out the case. Either way, the case is likely to be appealed to the Vermont Supreme Court. Progressive Burlington council candidate apologizes for sexist tweets A 22-year-old Progressive candidate for Burlington City Council has apologized for writing misogynistic comments on Twitter. Mohamed Jafar was in high school and college when he posted sexist tweets that sometimes suggested violence towards women. Jafar said he’s changed his attitude in recent years and plans to stay in the race. Lawmakers consider steep increase to fines for using phones while driving Lawmakers are looking to increase fines for people caught using smartphones while driving. A new bill would fine drivers $500 for their first offense of driving while using a mobile device. Police say they’re worried the proposed fines are too high to be enforceable.

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