Let's make weapons manufacturers and those who make a living selling and trading them legally responsible for the use of the firearms they deal with. The reality we face regarding these weapons is that there are too many and 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 protect ourselves from gun violence. This proposal will not be a cure for everything, but it will help by requiring individual people take responsibility for their actions - in this case flooding the market. I used to say that we don't need to wait for a crisis in this matter. Now I acknowledge the crisis is here. Now I say we don't need to wait for the next body count.