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mikekrause2000 06-23-2011 03:01 PM

Age to OWN AND CARRY a handgun?
Hi, i live in New Hampshire and I hear a lot of different things. i tried looking it up but i get different answers as well. This is what I think is correct. You can get a permit to conceal a weapon at 18. You MUST be 21 or older to purchase a handgun. But if someone like a parent gives me a handgun can i possess it? Can i open carry it?

Sonnypie 06-23-2011 03:06 PM

Questions better asked of your local PD.

mikekrause2000 06-23-2011 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by Sonnypie (Post 528100)
Questions better asked of your local PD.

yes, thats what it will probably come down to.

Sonnypie 06-23-2011 03:27 PM

You could get a lot of advice that probably wouldn't mesh with your location.
Look in the phone book, or stop by your local police station and inquire.
Maybe some local firearms dealers could help with answers as well? Or local clubs, or ranges.
The only stupid question is the one not asked.
Another possible source might be the NRA ILA about your State.

cddbrowns 06-30-2011 01:09 AM

Best place, IMO, would be to ask an actual lawyer. They know the law better than some LEO's. No offense to LEO's of course, just that the laws change so flippin often, and the lawyers job is to stay on top of them.

krmbigmac 06-30-2011 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by kwikrnu (Post 531593)
The cops are not likely the best people to answer your question. If you do ask them double check by looking up the state laws. I would guess that in NH open carry is legal by anyone over the age of 18.

New Hampshire General Court Legislation Text Search

IMHO, I would not rely on what an officer says is the law or what is randomly written on the internet. I would go to the state's official code and read it for myself and make my own judgement. YMMV.

Other places of interest:
Concealed Carry - Reciprocity Maps - Concealed Weapons Permit Info

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