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Anti-Gun Legislation Looming in New Hampshire Senate

Friday, February 16, 2007

 

Senate Bill 44, sponsored by Senator Peter Burling (D-5), and Representatives Lee Hammond (D-Graf 11) and John Tholl (R-Coos 2), seeks to change the concealed carry licensing statute to make it easier for the issuing authority to deny a license.  Further, the bill raises the standard by which attorney fees may be awarded in a lawsuit against an issuing authority for a violation of the licensing law to “gross negligence or malice,” and removes the personal liability of the issuing officer.  This legislation opens the door for more license-issuance problems in New Hampshire. 

This legislation is a solution looking for a problem! 

If you have encountered difficulty in applying for a license, please contact the NRA state affiliate, Gun Owners of New Hampshire http://www.gonh.org/, so that we can continue to document existing problems and identify patterns. 

The hearing for SB44 has been scheduled for March 15, at 3:00 p.m., in State House Room 103.  

Please call your state Senator today at (603) 271-2111 and urge him or her to oppose Senate Bill 44.

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