If you own a firearm, you know that each state has its own gun laws. And when it comes to carrying and transporting your firearm, it’s important to observe those laws.
For this reason, at Chase Moving and Storage, we also have our own rules about how to store and transport your firearms during a move.
Vermont’s Gun Laws
Vermont warrants special mention here because it has the most permissive gun laws in the US. In Vermont, anyone who can legally possess a firearm is allowed to carry it concealed without the special license, permit, or training that other states require.
Now, one of the most important things to remember if you are moving out of Vermont is that most other states do require licenses, permits, or training certificates to own a firearm and carry it concealed. That means other states aren’t going to recognize the special laws in Vermont.
The result? If you cross state lines with a firearm concealed in your car, you could be in trouble.
Keep this in mind if you are planning on moving from Vermont to another state. For more info, check out this state-by-state guide for gun laws.
Chase Moving and Storage’s Firearm Transportation Guidelines
Chase Moving and Storage does not recommend placing firearms in any of our moving vans for transport. To comply with federal laws, having us transport your firearms for you will get complicated quickly: We must require that the make, model, and the serial number of each gun is listed on the shipment inventory that accompanies your possessions. Then, you have to initial/sign to receive your firearm back.
In addition, Chase Moving and Storage will not transport any ammunition due to safety risks.
Because of this, it’s best to take your firearms with you in your personal vehicle. Especially if you’re coming from Vermont to a different state, make sure that you have all of the permits and licenses associated with concealed carry in order to transport your own firearms in your car.
For more information or advice about moving with your firearms, contact Chase Moving and Storage today.