Vermont has been the one State to adhere to the Founders intent since it ratified the Articles of Conderation. It has been well rewarded by almost invariably being in the “bottom five” among the 50 American States.
At those very low levels, exact placing is unimportant. Where Americans as a whole had 1 chance in 250 of becoming a victim of a violent crime, Vermonters ran only a 1 in 632 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime.
But there is always “That Guy” who just has to ruin a good thing. The guy who turns the sprinklers on in the middle of a Sunday School picnic, for example. And sure enough, the NRA warns that Bloomberg’s banners are working hard to make Vermont a very much more violent State.
How violent? If I knew the enforcement level and stringency of the final gun ban precursors I could tell you.
Lacking that, I must be guided by the proposed laws track record, something that is not good – unless robbery, drug dealing, and similar activities are your preferred lifestyle.
Bloomberg’s Everytown network begain in 2014, and the national crime rates for 2014 and subssequent years are highlighted in red:
What I can tell you is that the severe gun laws Bloomberg’s Everyown Against Guns gun ban lobby wants has a track record of increases of up to 7– percent in violent crime and 500 percent in all crime.
A more moderate package may only triple violent crime rates, bringing Vermont to close to the national average for most crimes.