VERMONT GUN LAWS
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Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, West Virginia As Vermont does not issue concealed carry permits but these states will allow you to carry with just a Vermont drivers license or ID card while visiting.
NO PERMIT REQUIRED
Where You Can Carry
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Where You Cannot Carry
- School building or school property
- School bus
- 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.
Details on Vermont Gun Laws
There is nothing in Vermont gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business.
GunsToCarry always recommends that you carry photo ID, at all times during which you are in actual possession of a concealed handgun.
Vermont gun laws have the force of law for “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
If you are legally allowed to own a firearm you can carry it concealed in a vehicle with no permit/license.
Open carrying a handgun without a permit/license in Vermont is legal if you are at least 18 years old.
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.