If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?
New Hampshire state law says that the abuser cannot have a gun if s/he has been convicted of:
- been convicted of a felony that harms another person or involves property;
- been convicted of a drug-related crime; or
- been convicted of three or more felonies under homicide, assault, sexual assault, arson, burglary, robbery, extortion, child sexual abuse images, or controlled drug laws.1
If any of these situations apply to the abuser, it may be illegal for him/her to have a gun. Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, may restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.
1 RSA §§ 159:3; 3-a