How restrictive are Vermont gun laws? Not very, says WaPo


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How restrictive are Vermont gun laws?  Not very, according to a Washington Post story that ran on February 20. Then again few states heavily regulate guns, with the exception of California and Connecticut, followed by Massachusetts and New York. See graphic below.

Source: Washington Post

Vermont has one - prohibitions for individuals with domestic violence convictions - of the seven laws reviewed in How strictly are guns regulated where you live?.

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The Washington Post analysis "looked at seven types of gun control enacted at the state level: red flag laws, relinquishment laws, assault weapons bans, high-capacity magazine bans, gun possession prohibitions for high-risk individuals, gun possession prohibitions for individuals with domestic violence convictions and mandatory background checks."

A state-by-state chart is included in the story written by Leslie Shapiro, Sahil Chinoy and Aaron Williams, that is at this link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/assault-weapons-laws/?utm_term=.7d7bbb293322.

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