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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter seen here wearing a Gun Sense Vermont t-shirt, rallying supporters in favor of universal background checks in Montpelier. J.D. Thomason

Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales In Vermont: Legislation Faces Staunch Opposition, Implementation Challenges

The issue, however, has been divisive since the organization Gun Sense Vermont began promoting tighter controls on gun sales in the state. The most recent effort to implement universal background checks has drawn additional criticism as Vermont remains one of the states suffering the least from gun crime.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his inauguration speech on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Andy Duback)


BURLINGTON—Governor Peter Shumlin recently noted in a press statement that he does not share his Democratic colleagues opinion that Vermont is in need of new, more restrictive gun laws. And…