VERMONT GUN LAWS

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QUICK FACTS

Carry In VehicleYES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks AllowedYES
No Weapons Signs Enforced YES
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry YES

Permit Information


Vermont gun laws are the most permissive in the United States. The state does not issue permits for carrying firearms and operates on an "Unrestricted" policy. Any person 16 or older (Federal law requires the age to be 18) and who can legally possess a firearm is allowed to carry openly or concealed. There is no distinction between resident or non-resident, both are allowed to carry without a permit in Vermont.

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Vermont allows any person who is legally allowed a firearm to carry in the state without a permit.

New Laws

Three new laws where signed in April 2018. They are as follows;

Magazine restrictions - Bans the sale or possession of magazines holding more that 15 rounds for a handgun or 10 rounds for a longun.

Must be 21  - all gun sales must be completed through a licensed firearms dealer unless the transfer is to  a family member.  Buyers must be at least 21 years old, however, this does not apply if the person has completed a Vermont hunters course or is in the the military or law enforcement.

Confiscation - allows the police to confiscate a firearm if the person poses a threat.

Permitless Carry


Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia have “Permitless Carry.” If you can legally possess a firearm then you may carry it concealed in those states without a Permit/License.

NO PERMIT REQUIRED

Where You Can Carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • School building or school property
  • School bus
  • Courthouse
  • Any state institution
  • A building with controlled points of public access, metal screening devices at each point of public access, and locked compartments, accessible only to security personnel, for storage of checked firearms
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

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Boy Name Sue
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Boy Name Sue

Howdy,
Am I missing something here but how does Vermont honor 53 other states permits? Is this the last president’s states counting system?

Thanks!

Ray Z
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Ray Z

If gun laws worked Chicago would be a safe city.

Blaine Grieves
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Blaine Grieves

So the thing I’m wondering is what you need to bring with you to buy a handgun, I have yet to do so and I would love to know what I need, if anything at all to buy one. I’ve been gifted guns my whole life, therefore have still yet to exercise that part of my 2nd amendment right yet.

Matthew
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Matthew

Can a 15 year old carry a handgun camping in Vermont

Tat
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Tat

especially you Henry

jt dodge
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jt dodge

tell me about it, he is an utter dummy.

Tat
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Tat
Bob the 3rd
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Bob the 3rd

Me and Henry Allen can take u rednecks

Henry Allen the 3rd
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Henry Allen the 3rd

My mans Bob knows wassup we gonna rock the Jon deer out of you. That is if we can see you in your duck huntin’ suits. We wouldn’t want to come by to fight and walk in on you and your cousins anyway.

Chris
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Chris

Unnessessary don’t be a douche

jt dodge
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jt dodge

you beat us out in the realm of “Uninformed citizen” for sure. well done trolls

Henry Allen the 3rd
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Henry Allen the 3rd

Justin, how was the day on the ranch? Did you take your John Deer for a spin? How many bucks did you get?

Tony
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Tony

U are using insults to to elevate your opinions that’s not what u think, we “rednecks” have to live like that to survive. Sure it’s fun to take a John Deere for a spin, too bad u didn’t experience that. Sure is fun.

Justin Anzalone
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Justin Anzalone

It’s nice to live in and around the few remaining states that still honor the Constitution & Bill Of Rights. Where the majority of citizens have enough common sense to realize that the bad actions of some should not affect all. Here’s an idea, address the mental health crisis that plagues every state in the country, observe isolate and address/treat citizens with mental health or potential mental health or violent tendencies. “If you see something, say something” clearly does not work all the time. But the purpose is too identify these individuals at the first sign of potential problems. Mentally… Read more »

Henry Allen the 3rd
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Henry Allen the 3rd

The first amendment was made when there weren’t aussault rifles. You don’t need to light up those deer you huntin’ with an automatic weapon. You should be thankful that mentally challenged people can get a gun or else you would be trying to hunt a buck with your bare hands. As of now as long as you pass the backgroud check you can go shoot deer all day long buddy.

Sam
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Sam

The first amendment also had nothing to do with computers so if you got something to say write a letter and have a guy on a horse drop it off

Sam
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Sam

Plus automatic weapons have been illegal for some time now so why don’t you try learning some facts

joe
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joe

You’re misinformed, machine guns are legal if you have the money and possess the tax stamp.

jt dodge
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jt dodge

SE2 isn’t about hunting. please experiment with reading on the topic before posting on the topic Henry.

James Clark
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James Clark

How irresponsibly ignorant do you have to be if you didn’t think that the founding fathers weren’t smart enough to understand that there would be an advancement in technology long after they were gone. They were alive long enough to see many weaponry and technological advancements through their own lifetime. How dumb are you?

James Clark
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James Clark

And also it’s the second amendment you f****** d****** not the First Amendment. The first amendment allows me to call you stupid as much as I want to because you are f****** stupid.

Konstantino
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Konstantino

James, you’re last reply said it all. He must have voted for Hillary. I would now like to execute my 1st amendment right to call call Henry Allen the 3rd a f@ckin idi@t.

Joey
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Joey

First Henry Allen the 3rd your a fuckin idiot!!! It’s the second amendment!!! Not the first. And when someone is trying to kill you and your family some psycho and the cops are nowhere around , you’ll be wishing and praying that someone with Balls has a gun to save your punk ass!!
Remember that. This is a crazy world full of crazy people and the second amendment gives the good guys an even playing field.

Mike C
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Mike C

Semi automatic rifle dumb ass. Hey genius if it’s not mental health issues and the way these kids are raised these days then why didn’t we have these issues 15-20 years ago. I am so sick of hearing these kids complaining that they can’t cope. Suck. It up and stop crying. Doctors are handing out psychotic drugs like M&M’s.

Henry Allen the 3rd
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Henry Allen the 3rd

This is horrible, we need gun laws stop these rednecks from killing everybody!

Sam
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Sam

Rednecks are not the problem out of control liberals are.

BigDawg
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BigDawg

You’re the problem.

jt dodge
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jt dodge

Vermont is the safest state for violent crime, go blame someone else. Go read something on the topic prior to posting.

James Clark
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James Clark

You’re an idiot. The real concern here is how are they going to accept 53 State’s carrying licenses if we only have 50 states. technically they should only be able to accept 49 other state carrying licenses.

Will
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Will

You have DC plus Guam, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who are US territories so that makes it 53. I don’t like the fact that only 9 states honor the Vermont permit.