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It is lawful to carry a firearm openly or concealed provided the firearm is not carried with the intent or avowed purpose of injuring a fellow
man. There is no permit required to carry concealed.
1. Be of age. In the state of Vermont, that age is 16 or older. You must be at least 16 years of age to legally purchase a gun and keep it loaded on your person in public.
2. Obtain permission from a parent or guardian to carry a gun if you’re under the age of 16. Failure to do so may result in being deemed a delinquent child by the state.
3. Have a clean record if purchasing a firearm. Things like felony convictions and dishonorable military discharge will show up during the federal instant check, and prohibit purchase.
Informing Law Enforcement of Carry:
Rifles and shotguns carried in a wehicle must be unloaded; handguns may be carried loaded and concealed.
Places off-limits when carrying:
1. School bus or school building or on school property.
3. US Federal Buildings (including US Post Offices)
Alcohol and Drugs:
Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine:
Vermont is not a Castle Doctrine state and has no stand-your-ground law.
Unrestricted in most public areas and generally accepted.
Localities with Varying Laws:
Forms & Links:
NRA-ILA: Vermont Gun Laws