Posted on January 1, 2012
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.1
See our Domestic Violence & Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 15, § 1103(c). [↩]