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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Domestic Violence & Firearms in Vermont.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 5 August

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Domestic Violence and Firearms in Vermont

Vermont has no law:

- Prohibiting individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition, although federal law applies;
- Prohibiting individuals subject to domestic violence protective orders from possessing firearms or ammunition, although federal law applies;
- Requiring courts to notify domestic abusers that they are prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition;
- Requiring the removal or surrender of firearms at the time a domestic violence protective order is issued; or
- Requiring the removal of firearms at the scene of a domestic violence incident.

Vermont law does provide that protective orders for family or household members may, at the court's discretion as it deems necessary to protect the plaintiff and/or the children, prohibit a defendant from possessing firearms…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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