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Legal Information: New Hampshire

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
February 10, 2020

I have a temporary ex parte protective order against the abuser. Can the abuser have a gun?

New Hampshire state law allows a judge to order the abuser to give up any guns or deadly weapons that s/he has while the temporary (ex parte) order is in place.1 The judge can also prohibit the abuser from buying a gun while the temporary order is in place and may even issue a warrant to have the abuser’s home searched if there is reason to believe that the guns have not been given up.2 It will be up to a judge to decide if any of these orders are necessary for your safety.

1 RSA § 173-B:4(1)(a)(9)
2 RSA § 173-B:4(II)