Welcome to the New Hampshire Firearms Page.


To the right of the “info” tab you will find content regarding firearm statutes, a concealed carry permit map, reputable classes, hunting resources and more.



Listed below are basic regulations for the state of New Hampshire, for more detailed laws on these subjects please browse through state statutes.


Permit to Purchase: Not Required
License to possess: Not required
State Registration of Firearms: No
Carry Permit: New Hampshire is a “shall issue” state for concealed carry permits
Self-Defense: NRA-model castle doctrine, stand your ground in public areas
Open Carry: Allowed without a permit
State Preemption of Local Restrictions: Yes
NFA weapons: Allowed if federal regulations are followed
Semi-automatics: Allowed if federal regulations are followed

Effective January 2014:
State Supreme Court defines "loaded" carry; a nonresident license applicant must produce copy of carry license from his state of residence