New Hampshire Gun Laws
Subject/LawLong gunsHandgunsRelevant statutesNotes
State permit required to purchase?NoNoNHRS XII §159:14
Firearm registration?NoNo
Assault weapon law?NoNo
Magazine capacity restriction?NoNo
Owner license required?NoNo
License required for concealed carry?N/ANoNHRS XII §159:6Constitutional carry legal as of February 22, 2017.[116] Licenses remain available on a Shall-Issue basis for reciprocity purposes.
License required for open carry?NoNoNHRS XII §159:6
NHRS XVIII §207:7
Handgun open carry without license. Loaded long guns prohibited from motor vehicles.
State preemption of local restrictions?YesYesNHRS XII §159:26Includes knives.
NFA weapons restricted?NoNo
Peaceable Journey laws?NoNo
Background checks required for private sales?NoNo

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