I said: "that the pistol was concealed, i.e., not open to easy viewing of the cop, being holstered, and
it was loaded." That is two separate
potential charges: loaded gun in the car; concealed loaded firearm with no permit.
I thenmentioned that it is NOT an open carry
And there is no constitutional issue here, with respect to the NH Constitution. You can have 26 guns in your car, if you want. Just not loaded with no permit. Nothing stops you from having as many firearms--every one of them loaded, in your home, or on your person--openly if no CCW, open or concealed, with CCW. Travel on public ways is regulated over and over--drivers licenses, vehicle safety, weight limits, etc, etc by the states. And so are concealed carry laws--even in the most gun friendly states. No
state--not one, has ever lost a case dealing with their power to regulate concealed carry.