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Overview for Vermont

Vermont has very few restrictions on gun laws compared to the rest of the U.S.

"Constitutional Carry" refers to Vermont allowing open carry, and concealed carry without any permits required. Both residence and non-residence can carry firearms in Vermont without a permit as long as they are a U.S. citizen. You can view the state firearms website here here.

Vermont has a history of strong opposition to gun restrictions; The state constitution guarantees citizens the right to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry Yes Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Vermont.

Vermont Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Vermont Magazine Capacity

10 rounds
15 rounds

The Vermont state law says that no person shall make, manufacture, import, receive into the state, offer for sale, or possess a large-capacity ammunition feeding device. A large-capacity ammunition feeding device is further categorized as a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or any similar device that provides the weapon with ammunition over the stated maximum capacities for rifles and handguns. There are exceptions to this rule though, such as if you are traveling to the state for any shooting competition or if you are legally permitted and allowed by a government entity or doing approved research and development.

Vermont Ghost Gun law

The Ghost gun law in Vermont states the following:

Vermont does not prohibit ghost guns, but it has laws prohibiting the use or possession of a zip gun. A zip gun is a gun made by someone other than a firearms manufacturer or a gunsmith. This means that the gun is not traceable in the same way that a ghost gun is not able to be traced and is not manufactured in the proper way to be legal.

Does Vermont have a gun buy back program?

Vermont does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.

Does Vermont have an inheritance gun law?

Vermont does not have an inheritance gun law.

Vermont FAQ

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