Complicated situation in NH--CCW, Gun-Free School Zones, References...
I'm 18 and living with my parents at a boarding school in NH--our house is owned by the school and on campus (thus easily within a Gun-Free School Zone). My father's contract forbids him from keeping a weapon in the house, but as I understand it, if he doesn't know he isn't liable, and as I signed nothing of the sort, the worst that can happen is that they ask me to get rid of it or move out.
Failing that (and I will seek legal counsel before I do something that could hurt his job), I could store the gun in my car outside, and then it needn't be a secret.
But this situation raises a number of questions for me:
1. Does the NH handgun license provide an exemption to the Gun-Free School Zones act? Does this exemption apply to being ON campus, or just within 1000 feet of them? (If it does not, I believe I would then still be OK to keep the gun in the car on the road, technically off-campus).
2. How well do references for the NH license have to know you? What's asked of them? I took a firearms safety course and considered asking the instructors to be references, as everyone I know personally either knows my father (and if he were informed, he could face troubles) or is associated with my school--again, this could cause problems for my dad.
3. As I'm under 21, I can't purchase a handgun from an FFL--Does anyone know of NH regulations about private sales? I understand that in some states the buyer must be 'personally known' to the seller, but that you are exempt from that if the buyer possesses a handgun license.
Anyone who can shed a bit of light on my predicament will be rewarded with e-thanks and a thumbs-up icon. :smile: