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Vermont has no law restricting non-powder guns. The state’s 2015 law prohibiting a person who has been convicted of a violent crime from possessing a firearm1 also does not apply to possession of non-powder guns.2

 See our Non-powder & Toy Guns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. See 2015 VT S.B. 141, enacting Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 4017.[]
  2. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 4017(d)(1). For the purposes of this prohibition, “firearm” is defined to only include (i) a weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive.[]