Vermont Bill To Ban Those Under 21 From Using Cell Phones
Vermont state Senator John Rodgers (D), has submitted a bill that would ban those under the age of 21 from using a cell phone in that state, only to further his cause on another matter.
Mr. Rodgers has recently stated in The Hill, that the Vermont Legislature "seems bent on taking away our Second Amendment rights”, and that as far as he is concerned, a cellphone is just as dangerous as a gun.
Mr. Rodgers cites cyber bullying, mass shootings, and death by distracted driving, as reasons for the cell phone ban. In his anguish, he came up with the new bill after the state legislature passed a different bill that would have made a 24 hour waiting period mandatory before purchasing a firearm in Vermont. The governor later vetoed that bill.
Those that would violate the law that the newly submitted bill would produce would be charged with a misdemeanor, a maximum of a year behind bars and a $1000 fine.
Senator Rodgers says that he probably wouldn't even vote for the bill and that he's pretty sure that it will not pass.