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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)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Vermont.

Vermont honors the permits of

Gun permits are not needed to carry/own a firearm in Vermont, whether or not you are a resident.

Vermont's permits are honored by

Vermont does not issue gun permits.

Vermont FAQ

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