Legal Summary

New Hampshire Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No restrictions
  Firearms at Colleges: Schools individually decide the weapons policy.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: New Hampshire permittee may have loaded gun in vehicle only.
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Handguns are lawful loaded or unloaded, open or concealed, by resident or non-resident within a vehicle
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout the state
  Permit Training Requirements: None
  Non-Resident Permits: The NH State Police issue non-resident permits
  Constitutional Carry: No permit is required for open carry or concealed carry and applies to both residents and non residents 18+.
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  Places Off Limits: I. No person shall knowingly carry a loaded or unloaded pistol, revolver, or firearm or any other deadly
weapon as defined in RSA 625:11, V, whether open or concealed or whether licensed or unlicensed, upon
the person or within any of the person's possessions owned or within the person's control in a courtroom or
area used by a court. Whoever violates the provisions of this paragraph shall be guilty of a class B felony.
II. Firearms may be secured at the entrance to a courthouse by courthouse security personnel.
III. For purposes of paragraph I, "area used by a court" means:
(a) In a building dedicated exclusively to court use, the entire building exclusive of the area between the
entrance and the courthouse security.
(b) In any other building which includes a court facility, courtrooms, jury assembly rooms, deliberation
rooms, conference and interview rooms, the judge's chambers, other court staff facilities, holding facilities,
and corridors, stairways, waiting areas, and elevators directly connecting these rooms and facilities.
IV. The provisions of this section shall not apply to marshals, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, police or other duly
appointed or elected law enforcement officers, bailiffs and court security officers, or persons with prior
authorization of the court for the purpose of introducing weapons into evidence and as otherwise provided
for in RSA 159:5.
V. It shall be an affirmative defense to any prosecution under paragraph I that there was no notice of the
provisions of paragraph I posted in a conspicuous place at each public entrance to the court building.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
  State Contact Info: New Hampshire State Police
33 Hazen Drive - Room 106
Concord, NH 03305
  Permit Issuing Authority: Local Police / Sheriff
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 years
  Permit Application Process: Local Police/Sheriff issue resident permits. Contact them for forms or print one from online. Take it to your
Police/Sheriff along with your State Photo Drivers License/ID. The process is simple and straight forward.
Cost is $10
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