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Vermont gun background check proposal faces old obstacles - SFGate

Wed Jan 11 07:01:48 EST 2017 | SFgate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Supporters of a proposal to require background checks on all gun purchases in Vermont say they hope 2017 will be the year when the Legislature will pass the legislation. But proponents are running into the same obstacles they did when a similar proposal was rejected two years ago. The group GunSense Vermont held a news conference Tuesday to rally supporters. GunSense President Ann Braden says the number of people supporting the idea of universal background checks is growin..

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