At issue are three controversial measures that were put to the voters in Burlington. On March 4, voters joined elected officials in other northeastern states in passing stringent gun control measures in the hysteria that followed the Newtown, Conn. shooting. First, Burlington voters passed a law requiring that gun owners keep their firearms under lock and key at all times in their homes. Second, Burlington approved a measure that banned the carry of firearms in restaurants and bars altogether. And third, the anti-gunners in Vermont authorized police to confiscate guns in domestic disputes.
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