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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:19 AM

59. We could follow Vermont's example where even a 14 year old can carry a handgun

As long as they have written permission to do so from a parent or guardian. A 16 year old can buy a handgun from a private seller without even going thru a background check.

" Concealed Permit:
It is lawful to carry a firearm openly or concealed provided the firearm is not carried with the intent or avowed purpose of injuring a fellow
man. There is no permit required to carry concealed.

Requirements:
1. Be of age. In the state of Vermont, that age is 16 or older. You must be at least 16 years of age to legally purchase a gun and keep it loaded on your person in public.
2. Obtain permission from a parent or guardian to carry a gun if you’re under the age of 16. Failure to do so may result in being deemed a delinquent child by the state.
3. Have a clean record if purchasing a firearm. Things like felony convictions and dishonorable military discharge will show up during the federal instant check, and prohibit purchase."

http://www.usacarry.com/vermont_concealed_carry_permit_information.html

Vermont has about the most liberal gun laws (or lax gun laws depending on how one views the issue) in the nation yet it is ranked #34 of all 50 states in firearms deaths per 100k of population.

http://www.statemaster.com/graph/cri_mur_wit_fir-death-rate-per-100-000

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