Gun Sense VT is an independent, grassroots, Vermont-run organization fueled by volunteers from all over the state. Our supporters are gun owners and non-gun owners who come from every voting district in the state and cross party lines and who want to see criminal background checks -- the single most effective systematic way to keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers and other dangerous people -- required on all gun sales in Vermont.
"What the state needs is politicians willing to brave the anger of some in order to protect the welfare of many."Continue reading → Share
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus published a spot-on editorial in the Sunday, January 25, 2015 edition, outlining the need for VT politicians to take the brave but needed step of closing the background check loophole in Vermont.
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The Burlington Free Press broke the news of a recent investigation that discovered that in Vermont 1 in 24 people trying to buy guns from unlicensed online sales are dangerous individuals who'd be denied by a criminal background check at a gun dealer.
Indeed, the most likely outcome of passing this legislation is that . . . some number of persons already disqualified from gun ownership will not be able to arm themselves so easily.
The Valley News offers a supportive take on S.31 in this Sunday, February 15, 2015 editorial.