Here is a simple proposal: let's make manufacturers and those who make a living selling and trading firearms legally responsible for the use of the firearms they deal with. The reality we face regarding firearms is that there are too many with too much firepower, and we have nobody being held accountable.
Vermont is not an island immune to the rest of the world’s ills, and we need to be taking proactive action to protect ourselves from gun violence. The best action is prevention.
Will this proposal be the cure for everything? No. But this simple action can be a part of the cure. A lesson I hope we have learned from recent history in education spending and health care financing is that we should not wait for a crisis to occur before we take common-sense action — a crisis can be devastating and expensive.