I read this a few hours ago on the Burlington Free Post, and all I have to say is this is interesting. When is the last time we had a mass (more than 2 people) shooting, let alone one with that they deem an "assault weapon?" I can guarantee you NONE of our murders were with either an "assault weapon" (God I hate that term) or a "high capacity magazine." I hope our AG backs us as he did in the case of Rutland trying to ban open and concealed carry, ruling it against Vermont's constitution. Link in case you don't remember or for out-of-staters.
I think Mr. Blais should acquaint himself with our state constitution, mainly articles 16 and 9. He should also take a good look at articles 6 and 7 as well. Reading the news article on the BFP suggests either he or the newspaper at least is aware of this, and I'd like to doubt if it even makes it to the state it'll pass. I also 100% agree with "...two of Blais’ fellow councilors suggesting the city would benefit more from action to improve mental health screening." (a quote taken from the BFP article) At least some people in this state have their heads on right.
Maybe he should consider banning "assault tractors" or "assault spontaneous combustion" instead and save himself the trouble.
Didn't they try this crap in 1993 too?
Here's the BFP article in case you haven't seen it.