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New Hampshire Concealed Carry Laws

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New Hampshire Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Unrestricted in most public areas
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed handgun carry by recognized permittees and those exercising constitutional carry permitted
  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.
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Handguns may be loaded and carried concealed or openly anywhere in a vehicle.
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout the state
  Permit Training Requirements: None
  Permit Issuing Authority: Local Police / Sheriff
  May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue
  State Website: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/permitslicensing/plupr.html
  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
  Non-Resident Permits: The NH State Police issue non-resident permits
  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:
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