I'm living in New Hampshire and my father has expressed interest in buying a pistol for me as a gift. Being 19 and unable to buy one myself, this is legal correct? I don't want to look like we are attemtpting to commit a straw purchase. Do we just say this will be a gift? It's tough because he is not all that knowledgeable about guns and I would be at his side looking and explaining stuff to him. To me that's like a straw purchase. As far as posession, all i can find in NH state law it is only restricted to minors. But no age such has 18 or 21 is given. I'm also curious to know the legalities behind transporting it unloaded in a car. It seems to be ok as i read the laws. Unloaded being the key word.