FIREARMS FOR MINORS.S. 139--Preventing sale of firearms to minors under 15.
An amendment proposed by the general committee allowing parents or guardians to provide such arms to minors under 15 was opposed by Mr. Blanchard of Newport Mr. Hilliard of Cabot. Mr. Pish of Ira opposed the amendment, as virtually nullifying the bill, and endangering others than those under control of parents who furnish the arms.
Mr. Taft of Waltham, Mr. Miles of Barton and Mr. Patten of Wet Rutland favored the amendment, believing it proper for parents to exercise discretion in the matter, and that boys should become accustomed to the use of firearms.
The amendment was agreed to and the bill ordered to third reading.[Burlington Weekly Free Press, Burlington, Vt., Thursday, December 8, 1904. Vol. LXXIX. New Series Vol. LI. Number 23 Pg. 8]