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Purchase of Firearms-New Hampshire

According to Part 1, Article 2-a of the New Hampshire Constitution, all persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, property, and the state.  New Hampshire does not mandate a state permit to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun.

According to Revised Statutes Annotated 159:8, to purchase a pistol, revolver or other firearms, the purchaser should be personally known to the seller, and the purchaser should present clear evidence of his/her identity.  Under Revised Statutes Annotated 159-D:3, illegal purchase of a firearm is a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class B felony for a second or subsequent offense.

Main government office that deals with issues relating to firearms is:

Director of State Police

Permits and Licensing Unit

35 Hazen Drive

Concord, New Hampshire 03305

Phone: (603) 271-3575

Fax: (603) 271-1153

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