New Hampshire lacks many basic gun safety laws, earning an F in our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. New Hampshire has not passed any meaningful gun safety laws in years, and recently enacted a law that allows people to carry loaded, hidden handguns in public without a background check or permit. In 2017, New Hampshire had the 11th-lowest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns at the 23rd-highest rate. To save lives from gun violence, New Hampshire could require a background check and waiting period on all firearm purchases and pass an extreme risk protection order law.

  • Handgun dealer licensing

  • Firearm prohibition for some domestic abusers

  • Uses state databases in addition to federal databases for handgun background checks

  • Universal background checks

  • Concealed carry permitting requirement

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Firearm owner licensing

  • Firearm registration

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Mental health record reporting to federal background check databases