Taylor Dobbs http://iowapublicradio.org en Straw Buyers Exchange Vermont Guns For East Coast Drugs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/straw-buyers-exchange-vermont-guns-east-coast-drugs In Vermont, opiate addiction is the high-profile focus of Gov. Peter Shumlin's latest set of policy initiatives. But <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=262627260">the state's addiction problem</a> has led to another dangerous issue:<p>Vermont's loose gun laws and a high demand for drugs make a lucrative market for drug dealers who accept guns in return for the drugs they sell.<p>Because no law enforcement agency keeps track of guns specifically traded for drugs, no one knows exactly how many guns are involved in trades like this nationwide. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:56:00 +0000 Taylor Dobbs 36139 at http://iowapublicradio.org Straw Buyers Exchange Vermont Guns For East Coast Drugs