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At a Glance

New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s gun laws are among the weakest in the country. Granite State law does not require background checks on all gun sales, or limit access to firearms by people in crisis.

141 In an average year, 141 people die by guns in New Hampshire. More at EveryStat.
#39 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

In 2017, the state repealed one of the few gun safety laws it had, allowing people to carry hidden, loaded guns throughout the state without a permit. In 2019, the legislature passed several important gun safety bills, but those bills were vetoed by Governor Sununu.

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New Hampshire House Fails To Pass Life-Saving Gun Safety Bills, Including Requiring Background Checks and Keeping Guns out of Schools

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