September 29, 2016 at 8:49 am #83955
May Issue VS Shall Issue: It is lawful in the state of Vermont to both open carry and concealed carry without a permit as long as the carriers intent is not to harm a fellow man.
Required Training: You must be at least 16 years old to legally keep a loaded gun on your person in public. You must obtain permission from a legal guardian to carry a gun if you are under the age of 16. You must have a clean record to purchase a firearm.
Required to Notify Law Enforcement: No
Places Off Limits When Carrying:
Federal restrictions include all Federal Building, National monuments, National memorials, secure areas.
State Restrictions include:
School bus or school building or on school property; Courthouse; US Federal Buildings (including US Post Offices).
Private Property Prohibitions: (a) (1) A person shall be imprisoned for not more than three months or fined not more than $500.00, or both, if, without legal authority or the consent of the person in lawful possession, he or she enters or remains on any land or in any place as to which notice against trespass is given by: (A) actual communication by the person in lawful possession or his or her agent or by a law enforcement officer acting on behalf of such person or his or her agent; (B) signs or placards so designed and situated as to give reasonable notice; or (C) in the case of abandoned property: (i) signs or placards, posted by the owner, the owner’s agent, or a law enforcement officer, and so designed and situated as to give reasonable notice; or (ii) actual communication by a law enforcement officer. (2) As used in this subsection, “abandoned property” means: (A) real property on which there is a vacant structure that for the previous 60 days has been continuously unoccupied by a person with the legal right to occupy it and with respect to which the municipality has by first class mail to the owner’s last known address provided the owner with notice and an opportunity to be heard; and (i) property taxes have been delinquent for six months or more; or (ii) one or more utility services have been disconnected; (B) a railroad car that for the previous 60 days has been unmoved and unoccupied by a person with the legal right to occupy it. (b) Prosecutions for offenses under subsection (a) of this section shall be commenced within 60 days following the commission of the offense and not thereafter. (c) A person who enters a building other than a residence, whose access is normally locked, whether or not the access is actually locked, or a residence in violation of an order of any court of competent jurisdiction in this State shall be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not more than $500.00, or both. (d) A person who enters a dwelling house, whether or not a person is actually present, knowing that he or she is not licensed or privileged to do so shall be imprisoned for not more than three years or fined not more than $2,000.00, or both.
State Website: Vermont
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