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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2022 ‘Maintaining Records of Gun Sales in New Hampshire.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 4 October

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Retention of Sales and Background Check Records in New Hampshire

New Hampshire law requires the Department of Safety ("DOS") to destroy any records containing information about a firearm transferee who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm within one day of the request for a background check. New Hampshire law prohibits DOS from disclosing those records to any person or agency. If a potential transferee is prohibited from receiving a firearm, DOS must retain any records pertaining to the potential transferee for three years.

New Hampshire does not require firearms dealers to retain sales records, although federal law applies…

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