How to Sell a Gun in Vermont

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Gun owners in the Green Mountain State have complex regulations and requirements surrounding firearm sales. While the state has a strong tradition of firearm ownership and a relatively low crime rate, lawmakers have implemented measures to balance the rights of gun owners with public safety concerns.

If you're planning to sell a gun in Vermont, you're in a unique position regarding gun laws. While Vermont's laws have historically been more lax than those of its New England neighbors, there's been a recent shift towards more restrictive legislation.

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Published On:
June 10, 2023
Updated On:
June 18, 2024
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General Questions & Answers

Is it legal to sell guns in Vermont?

Yes, it is legal to sell guns in Vermont.

Can you buy a gun in Vermont without a license?

Vermont does not require permits to purchase and has no firearms registration. 

Can someone from out of state sell a gun in Vermont?

Whenever a private individual, not a gun store, sells a firearm across state lines (meaning to a person who resides in another state), a federally licensed firearm dealer must be utilized in the buyer's state of residence to facilitate the transfer.

Do you need a federally-issued ID to buy a gun in Vermont?

Yes, you do need an ID to legally purchase a gun in Vermont.

What do you need to sell firearms in Vermont?

Vermont has required background checks for private firearm sales, although there are some exceptions. Although there are some exceptions to Background Check Laws, these exceptions include firearms transfers between immediate family members and giving or receiving a gun to prevent 'imminent harm'.

Does a gun bill of sale have to be notarized in Vermont?

No, a gun bill of sale does not have to be notarized in Vermont.

What is the process to buy a gun in Vermont?

In Vermont, there is no requirement for a gun permit to possess firearms in the state. Vermont is a permitless carry state. Individuals under the age of twenty-one who wish to purchase a firearm must first successfully complete a state-licensed hunter course or be a law enforcement officer or a current or retired member of the military.

What documents I need to buy a gun in Vermont?

In Vermont, there are no specific documents required to purchase a gun. However, federal law mandates that you must complete a federal background check (Form 4473) at the time of purchase from a licensed firearm dealer. The dealer will record your personal information and conduct the background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Apart from the federal requirements, it's advisable to carry a valid form of identification, such as a driver's license or state ID, when purchasing a firearm.

What are the rules for gun ownership in Vermont?

Must be 21 to purchase any firearm. May purchase long guns at 16 if purchasing from someone other than a federally licensed firearm dealer and the purchaser presents a certificate of completion of a hunter safety course approved by the Vermont Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife.

Are Vermont gun laws strict?

Vermont gun laws are considered lenient compared to some other states.

Does Vermont have a gun registry?

Vermont does not have gun registration.

How much does it cost to transfer a gun in Vermont?

When a private individual, rather than a gun store, sells a firearm to someone residing in another state, the transfer must be facilitated by a federally licensed firearm dealer in the buyer's state of residence. The fees associated with this process can vary depending on the specific FFL (Federal Firearms License) involved.

Does Vermont allow private gun sales?

Yes, Vermont allows private gun sales. In the state, individuals are allowed to engage in private firearm transactions without the need for a background check or the involvement of a licensed firearm dealer. 

Can you gift someone a gun in Vermont?

Yes, you can gift a gun to anyone who is legally eligible to own a firearm.

Who can't own a gun in Vermont?

Persons with a history of impairing mental illness; Persons subject to domestic violence restraining orders (although Vermont does provide that a court issuing these orders may prohibit people subject to these orders from possessing firearms); People with drug or alcohol use disorders; or. Juvenile offenders.

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Note:

Understanding the gun laws in Vermont involves navigating a multitude of state and federal laws. Whether you are a current gun owner, prospective buyer, or simply someone interested in the topic, being knowledgeable about these laws is paramount for ensuring responsible and legal firearm ownership.

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