MONTPELIER, Vt. (CBS Local) — A bill introduced in the Vermont Senate would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to use or possess a cellphone in the state. The bill, S.212, would make possession or use of a cellphone a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of a year behind bars or a $1,000 fine or both.

The legislation links cellphone use by people under the age of 21 to a rise in driving fatalities, suicides, mass shootings and terrorism.

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“The internet and social media, accessed primarily through cellphones, are used to radicalize and recruit terrorists, fascists and other extremists,” the bill reads.

Sen. John Rodgers, a Democrat, said he introduced the bill on Tuesday to make a point.

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“I have no delusions that it’s going to pass,” he told the Barre Montpelier Times Argus newspaper on Wednesday. “I wouldn’t probably vote for it myself.”

Rodgers said he’s a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms and the legislature “seems bent on taking away our Second Amendment rights.”

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He said based on the information presented in his bill, a cellphone is much more dangerous than a gun.