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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in New Hampshire.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2 August

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Prohibited Purchasers Generally in New Hampshire

Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

Similarly, New Hampshire has incorporated the federal prohibition against selling firearms to felons as a state offense. New Hampshire also prohibits any person who has been convicted of a felony against the person or property of another, or a felony under New Hampshire's Controlled Drug Act, or a similar law in another jurisdiction, from owning, possessing or controlling a firearm. New Hampshire state law also prohibits any person from knowingly attempting to purchase a firearm while subject to a protective order…

New Hampshire has no laws preventing firearm purchase or possession by, among others:

- Violent misdemeanants;
- Persons with mental illness;
- Persons convicted of drug or alcohol misdemeanors; or
- Juvenile offenders…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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