Vermont Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Vermont Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Vermont gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Vermont can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Vermont State Constitution

"That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State – and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community, and not for the particular emolument or advantage of any single person, family, or set of persons, who are a part only of that community; and that the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right, to reform or alter government, in such manner as shall be, by that community, judged most conducive to the public weal."

"That the people have a right to assemble together to consult for their common good to instruct their Representatives and to apply to the Legislature for redress of grievances, by address, petition or remonstrance."

Vermont Gun Laws

Vermont Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Vermont Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Vermont Gun Laws (Source: Office of the Vermont Attorney General)
New Vermont Gun Laws FAQs (Source: Vermont Department of Public Safety)

Vermont Hunting Rules & Regulations

Vermont Hunting (Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)
Vermont Hunting Regulations (Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)
Vermont Licenses & Lotteries (Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)
Vermont Online License Center (Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)
Vermont Hunter Education (Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)

Vermont Shooting Ranges

Vermont FWD Shooting Ranges (Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Vermont Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Vermont NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Vermont State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Vermont Gun Shows and FFLs

Vermont Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Vermont Gun Shows (Source:
Vermont FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Vermont Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Vermont's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Vermont Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Vermont Public Officials (Source:

Vermont Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Vermont State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Vermont State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Vermont Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Vermont Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Vermont State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Vermont State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Vermont (Source: Tax Foundation)