State Law Background

Vermont comprehensively strengthened its gun safety laws in 2018 by enacting legislation that:

Despite this progress, Vermont has not taken action in multiple other areas. Among other things, Vermont still does not:

In 2016, Vermont had the 15th lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. In that year alone, 78 people died from gunshot wounds in Vermont. Vermont had the 20th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2016– meaning that crime guns originally sold in Vermont were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 20th highest rate among the states.

Vermont Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Vermont, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.