2-3-15 – Vermonters Support Second Amendment Rights

Last week over 500 Vermonters came out to defend their Second Amendment rights by attending a rally at the State House. Here are some highlights from speakers at the event:

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Supporters highlighted some key facts about Vermont’s current gun laws. A) Vermont was, according to FBI statistics, the safest state in the Union in 2013 (latest numbers), with the lowest rate of violent crime. B) Vermont had the lowest gun murder rate in the country (2010). C) Vermont is not a major source of guns used in crimes outside of Vermont. 45 lowest in the nation, and lowest in New England).

 

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