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Vermont gun control bill would add age limit for semi-automatic weapons, among other measures

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Seth Perlman
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AP
This hour, an update on gun control measures being considered by Vermont lawmakers in the 2023 legislative session.

State lawmakers are considering wide-ranging gun legislation that would, among other measures, prohibit the possession of semi-automatic weapons by Vermonters under the age of 21.

Host Mikaela Lefrak speaks with VTDigger political reporter Sarah Mearhoff about her coverage of the gun bills under consideration in Montpelier.

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Broadcast live on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Tedra joined Vermont Public as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.