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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. 24 January
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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