Gun registration laws vary by state. Typically those states with lenient interpretations of gun use or gun possession will not require registration for the use or possession of hand guns or rifles. That being said, those states with a scrupulous stance on gun possession or use will require a gun registration process that will incorporate a criminal background check as well as a verification process that will require the applicant to file basic information with their local police department or sheriff's office.
The state of Vermont does not require registration or the filing of legal forms to file a handgun or rifle. Vermont's stance towards the registration of firearms is somewhat lenient; registration is not required nor is a permit necessary to legally a purchase a firearm in the state. That being said, federal laws and regulations apply to all states for the use and purchase of semi-automatic and fully-automatic weaponry.