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Legal Information: Vermont

State Gun Laws

December 13, 2019

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he have or buy a gun?

Vermont state law says that a person cannot have or buy a gun if s/he has been convicted of a violent felony.1 Additionally, a person who is on probation cannot have or buy a gun if his/her terms of probation forbid it.2

In addition, federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict a person’s right to have a gun under certain circumstances. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 13 VT ST T. §§ 4017; 5301(7)
2 28 VT ST T. § 252(b)(8)