A new report shows Vermont was not a major source of guns used in crimes in other states last year.
Political leaders in northeast states have raised concerns that Vermont’s lax gun laws have fueled a guns-for-drugs trade that is putting more guns in the hands of criminals in cities like Boston and New York.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traces guns seized from criminals and in 2013 there were 1,571 guns recovered in Massachusetts. Of those guns, 29 came from Vermont– far fewer than other states. Massachusetts was the largest single source of guns recovered there with 431. Another 121 guns came from New Hampshire and 91 came from Maine.
The report also shows that of the 8,500 guns recovered in New York, only 61 came from Vermont.
Posted: Jun 10, 2014
By WCAX News