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Make no mistake: Vermont’s proud to be original ‘guns everywhere’ state

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Make no mistake: Vermont’s proud to be original ‘guns everywhere’ state

As Georgia and other states push to expand gun freedom, Vermont gun owners are claiming bragging rights as living in the nation’s original “guns everywhere” state — a distinction they link with the state’s ultra-low crime rate.
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“We must be doing something right, because these other states are trying to make their gun laws closer and closer to ours,” said Bill Moore, a policy analyst at the Vermont Traditions Coalition.

Moore is one of many Vermonters speaking out after lawmakers in Georgia passed a bill this week that some have called the most expansive pro-gun law in the nation. The bill allows gun owners to carry guns in restaurants, bars, churches, schools and airports throughout the Peach State. It’s awaiting the governor’s decision.

“Guns in churches are permissible, and guns in establishments with a liquor license are also allowed … and Vermont has never required a gun permit,” said Evan Hughes, vice president of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.

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