Where can I and can I not carry?

By state law (RSA 159:19), the only place you can't have a gun is a courthouse or courtroom. By federal law, there are two places where you can't carry.

Here are the two federal laws:

  1. Title 18, United States Code, Section 930 prohibits firearms (and also knives with blades longer than 2-1/2 inches) in federal "facilities," meaning buildings. (Note that this includes post offices.)
  2. Title 18, United State Code, Section 922, paragraph (q) is the Gun-Free School Zones Act. You can't have a gun in, on the grounds of, or within 1,000 feet of the property line of, an elementary or secondary school, whether public or private. (Note that this doesn't include colleges or universities.)

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1. Where can I and can I not carry?
2. What about private businesses / property?
3. Can I carry my firearm “openly” (unconcealed)?
4. I’ve seen city and town parks and buildings with “no firearms” signs. What about them?
5. What states honor my NH Pistol / Revolver License?
6. What are the laws in New Hampshire concerning use of force?