Vermont has no law restricting machine guns, except in the hunting context.1 However, in 2018, the state enacted a limited ban on possession of certain “bump-fire stocks”2 if they are designed to be attached to a semiautomatic firearm and intended to increase the rate of fire achievable with the firearm to that of a fully automatic firearm.3

See our Machine Guns/ Automatic Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. See Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 10, § 4704. ⤴︎
  2. See 2017 VT S 55, Sec. 9.  A “bump-fire stock” is defined to mean”a butt stock designed to be attached to a semiautomatic firearm and intended to increase the rate of fire achievable with the firearm to that of a fully automatic firearm by using the energy from the recoil of the firearm to generate a reciprocating action that facilitates the repeated activation of the trigger. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 4022(a). ⤴︎
  3. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 4022. ⤴︎