Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Wednesday signed into law new restrictions on gun ownership in a state that has long held some of the most permissive rules in the nation.
The three measures Scott signed include new background check requirements, bans on standard capacity ammunition magazines in rifles and pistols, raising the age on long gun purchase for law-abiding adults and a risk protection order bill that allows gun confiscation without sufficient due process.
They are the first new restrictions on gun laws in Vermont in years, and one of only a handful of new restrictions implemented in the wake of the massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
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