Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:57 GMT
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:55 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:55:22 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:04:18 GMT
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs. In Enosburg Falls, Vermont Tuesday, first responders from all around here cameMore >>
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:05:24 GMT
Inside a large, Burlington home, lives a man who police say allowed sex acts to happen for money at a building he owns. "Just wondering if you had any comment?" asked FOX44/ABC22. "Yeah I have a lotMore >>
The owner of a building that used a house a spa shop that police say was allowed clients to pay for sexual favors was in court Tuesday. That's because police say he knew what we going on and didn't do anything to stop it.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:01:50 GMT
Vermont is igniting an effort to redevelop businesses on environmentally contaminated sites known as "brownfields" and it's getting some help from the federal government. "It's my pleasure to come hereMore >>
The state is being pumped full of money and committees to bring new businesses to old contaminated areas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging station Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Quebec PremierMore >>
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging stationMore >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Today Vice President Joe Biden was named head of the search for new gun laws. While some believe changes to gun control would infringe on the second amendment right to possess a weapon, top officials say new laws need to be considered in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
"That's why I've asked the Vice President to lead an effort that includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals no later than January, proposals that I then intend to push without delay," President Barack Obama said.
And while the conversation is starting at the national level, state law-makers will likely follow suit. Whether Vermont, a heavily populated hunting state will match the new policy is unknown.
But one political expert says this tragedy will no doubt lead to change.
Millions of people all across the nation say the fact that it was children who lost their lives simply demands gun control reform.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter had enough ammunition on him to kill every single child. One of the guns Adam Lanza used was a semi-automatic assault rifle.
"You cannot get away from the fact that there were eleven bullets found in one child," Political Expert Garrison Nelson said.
And because of that horrific image, the conversation around high powered assault rifles that are capable of firing multiple rounds has begun nationally. Vermont's leaders expressed their condolences to the Connecticut families, but haven't made suggestions on gun control.
"It's going to be a serious conflictual issue for Northern New England members of Congress to deal with the gun control issue because there are the kinds of gun owners who use it for hunting, as opposed to assault weapons which are basically used for killing," Nelson said.
And while a lot of people don't want any restrictions on the right to bear arms, Nelson says even hunters could get on board with a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines.
"There's no one who's going to want to eat a deer that's got 20 bullets in it," Nelson added.
For ten years, assault rifles were banned. That legislation expired in 2004; under the Bush Administration. Nelson says it will likely be reinstated.
"We know that the traffic of weapons will go underground with federal legislation but we have to start somewhere," he said.
The state may also look into strengthening background checks for people looking to purchase a gun.
The National Rifle Association is expected to make a statement Friday. The organization says it will make meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.
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