We taught our children safe gun handling at a young age. As a police officer, there were always going to be guns in our home, so it didn't make sense to hide them away and mystify them. That said, unregulated gun ownership and gun industry advocacy has made our nation more violent, deadly and fearful.
“Imagine you’re a person who has the opportunity to engage in criminal activity by carrying a concealed weapon legally anywhere in the country. Permitless states like Vermont will be exploited to the detriment of the public safety of everyone else.”
"Brandon del Pozo, - a self-described 'political philosopher' - offered the stupidest argument against Right-to-Carry reciprocity to date."
The Burlington Free Press
In Vermont in 2016, a local reporter bought an AR-15 from a private seller in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant for $500 cash, after responding to an internet classified ad. There was no paperwork filed, no background check conducted, and nothing exchanged but the money. It was perfectly legal. The reporter turned it over to the police; here's the video of the exchange.