Yes, basically. Though, that trust doesn't go very far at all. Until such time as an individual has shown others he has no right to an expectation of trust or respect for his actions, that person hasn't earned any different attention from me or others than anyone else nearby. However, at the moment when such actions become a threat, what I and others in the area have to say about those actions becomes far more important than the person's opinions of the trust or respect he should have.
Do you trust other people W/ guns?
In every place, there are folks who don't see well.
It reminds me of a Pastor at a church I used to attend that used to ask “Do you hate sin?” and everyone would raise their hand then he’d ask “Do you hate your sin?’ not quite as enthusiast a response.
It's easy for the potential lethality of guns to become a threat. The moment a person's actions threaten others, then at that moment trust and respect for the person's presence and actions has just been tossed out the window.
In general do you trust other people, people that you don’t know or people that do things that, while legal, you disagree with , with a gun?
Same as above.
How would you feel if the entire country did away W/ permits and just allowed Vermont carry?
Not much different. I don't feel unsafe getting off a plane in Burlington or Stowe, nor walking through town there.
Would you feel more or less safe?