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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Vermont.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 6 May
Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Vermont
Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.
Vermont has not adopted any classes of prohibited persons broader than those set forth under federal law (or made sales to those purchasers a state crime).
A Vermont court may, as a condition of probation, require that an offender or juvenile offender refrain from purchasing or possessing a firearm or ammunition unless granted written permission by the court, probation officer, or juvenile probation officer.
Vermont has no laws preventing the purchase or possession of firearms by:
- Violent misdemeanants;
- Persons with mental illness;
- Persons subject to domestic violence restraining orders;
- Drug or alcohol abusers; or
- Juvenile offenders.
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