Tom Galinat, 35, walks the farm's fence line checking for signs of damage and coyotes on Friday, April 7, 2018 after a heavy wind storm in Peacham, V.T. Galinat moved to the town in 2013 to farm with his family on their land. A father of two as well as the town's clerk, Galinat says he is a gun owner who is in favor of what he calls common sense gun control. "We need gun safety measures passed because we're abusing that," he said. "It's not the gun, it's the features of the gun. Like higher capacity magazines." For Galinat and his family, their livelihood relies on owning a firearm, hunting for food as well as its use on their farm in rural Vermont. He explained a gun is no different of a tool to him than a hammer or saw and he grew up with his grandfather using a gun to hunt. Galinat inherited his grandfather's Savage Fox Model D side-by-side two-trigger shotgun which was once used for bird hunting and is now brought out each year for opening day of turkey hunting. There is a sentimental attachment, he said, describing a worn out area on the stock where his grandfather's hand would grip. "I don't want to give up my guns," he said, following chores at his farm on Friday, April 7, 2018. "I relate to both sides so well."
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Vermont Gun Control

Tom Galinat, 35, walks the farm's fence line checking for signs of damage and coyotes on Friday, April 7, 2018 after a heavy wind storm in Peacham, V.T. Galinat moved to the town in 2013 to farm with his family on their land. A father of two as well as the town's clerk, Galinat says he is a gun owner who is in favor of what he calls common sense gun control. "We need gun safety measures passed because we're abusing that," he said. "It's not the gun, it's the features of the gun. Like higher capacity magazines." For Galinat and his family, their livelihood relies on owning a firearm, hunting for food as well as its use on their farm in rural Vermont. He explained a gun is no different of a tool to him than a hammer or saw and he grew up with his grandfather using a gun to hunt. Galinat inherited his grandfather's Savage Fox Model D side-by-side two-trigger shotgun which was once used for bird hunting and is now brought out each year for opening day of turkey hunting. There is a sentimental attachment, he said, describing a worn out area on the stock where his grandfather's hand would grip. "I don't want to give up my guns," he said, following chores at his farm on Friday, April 7, 2018. "I relate to both sides so well."

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