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Bill Seeking to Make Right-to-Carry More Difficult in New Hampshire!

Friday, March 9, 2007

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled SB44 for a hearing on Thursday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m. in State House Room 103.  Senate Bill 44, sponsored by State Senator Peter Burling (D-5), and State Representatives Lee Hammond (D-Grafton 11) and John Tholl (R-Coos 2), seeks to change the Right-to-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 an issuing officer. 

 

This legislation opens the door for more license-issuance problems in New Hampshire.

 

This is the first anti-gun measure before the committee this year, so your attendance is important!  

 

If you cannot attend the hearing, contact Senator Burling today at (603) 271-2642 or via email at peter.burling@leg.state.nh.us and urge him to withdraw Senate Bill 44.  Also don't forget to contact your State Senator at (603)-271-2111.  Let's keep the phones ringing! 

 

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