Vermont's Legal Landscape On Guns: What Change Could Look Like

Jun 16, 2016

The country is once again debating guns after the deadly mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub - perpetrated with guns purchased legally just days before the massacre. If gun laws were to change in response- nationally or here in Vermont - what could those changes look like? 

We're taking a close look at the legal landscape on guns and what impact any law changes could have here in our own state.

We're joined by Tristram Coffin, former U.S attorney for the district of Vermont, now an attorney for Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC in Burlington.

We'll also hear from Paul Heintz of Seven Days - who recently wrote a piece on the ease of purchasing an AR-15 in Vermont.

Also on the program: Vermont has dropped charges in the first of two sexual assault trials for State Senator Norm McAllister. We'll hear from VPR's Taylor Dobbs on the latest.

This program is broadcast live on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.