Man accused of harassing black Vermont lawmaker faces gun charge

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Max Misch, a self-described white nationalist from Bennington, whose alleged harassment of Vermont’s only female black legislator led her to resign, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on state gun charges.

Misch, 36, was arrested Wednesday after troopers searched his home and found evidence he had purchased large capacity ammunition feeding devices. The Vermont Legislature passed a law banning large-capacity magazines in 2017.

Misch was due in court at 12:30 pm Thursday.

Former Democratic State Rep. Kia Morris resigned in September after receiving what she said were racial threats from Misch. Prosecutors said Misch’s actions violated no laws and declined to prosecute.

Last month, Misch attended a news conference held by Morris, where he described himself as an online troll out of boredom and because “it’s fun.”

He could not be reached for comment Thursday.

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