Vermont law allows any person age 16 or older to possess a handgun without the consent of a parent or guardian.1 There is no minimum age to possess a rifle or shotgun in Vermont.

Vermont law allows firearm sales to anyone age 16 or older.2

Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits.

See our Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 4008. ⤴︎
  2. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 4007. This prohibition does not apply to “an instructor or teacher who furnishes firearms to pupils for instruction and drill.” Id. ⤴︎