The NH Supreme Court just ruled that "loaded gun" means a gun with ammunition inside it. Good thinking. And a stand in favor of proper meaning of the language, as opposed to lawyer meaning. The Manchester police stopped Oriol Dor and searched his car. They found a pistol in the glove compartment, along with a charged magazine for that pistol. The pistol's magazine well was empty and so was the chamber.
Despite this Dor was charged with concealed carry of a loaded gun without a license. In court the prosecutor argued that ammunition within a few inches of the gun made it a "loaded gun".
Dor had to appeal to the state supreme court before he could get justice on a clear cut law violation by police and prosecutors. I'm glad he had the money for the lawyers.