I support my 2A rights as much as anyone else on here....I just feel that small measures for NEW gun owners could possibly help reduce some of the impulse purchases that lead to crime
I think many of us would question the validity of the first part of the above statement.
The fact of the matter is that criminals really don't pay much attention to rules and regulations...that's why they are criminals, generally. The only people who would be inconvenienced by any of these "small measures" that you propose would be law-abiding gun owners.
In Vermont, we have no silly permits of any kind, and we would not appreciate your interference in our freedoms.