Transporting Firearms in Vermont
The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Vermont as of 4/24/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the State of Vermont legislation.
Any person that can legally own a firearm can carry a handgun open or concealed within their vehicle in the State of Vermont.
§ 4705. Shooting from motor vehicles or aircraft; permit
(b) A person shall not carry or possess while in or on a vehicle propelled by mechanical power or drawn by a vehicle propelled by mechanical power within the right of way of a public highway a rifle or shotgun containing a loaded cartridge or shell in the chamber, mechanism, or in a magazine, or clip within a rifle or shotgun, or a muzzle-loading rifle or shotgun that has been charged with powder and projectile and the ignition system of which has been enabled by having an affixed or attached percussion cap, primer, battery, or priming powder, except as permitted under subsections (d) and (e) of this section. A person who possesses a rifle or shotgun in or on a vehicle propelled by mechanical power, or drawn by a vehicle propelled by mechanical power within a right of way of a public highway shall upon demand of an enforcement officer exhibit the firearm for examination to determine compliance with this section.