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New Hampshire: Right to Carry Reform Legislation to Receive Vote on Senate Floor Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Hampshire: Right to Carry Reform Legislation to Receive Vote on Senate Floor Tomorrow

 

Contact your state Senator TODAY in Support of Senate Bill 116!

Tomorrow, the New Hampshire Senate will consider and vote on NRA-backed Right to Carry reform legislation.  Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3), makes various pro-gun reforms including repealing the existing law requiring a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed (permitless carry), increasing the length of time a license to carry is valid, and directing the State Police to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states to recognize their licenses.

While SB 116 would repeal the requirement to obtain a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed, the current carry permitting system will be left intact for those who wish to participate in reciprocal concealed carry permit agreements when traveling to other states.

In New Hampshire, existing state law recognizes the right of any citizen who can legally own/possess a firearm to carry it openly, either loaded or unloaded, anywhere in the state.  Since law-abiding citizens can carry a firearm openly without a permit, they should not become criminals just because they put on a jacket or place their firearm in their purse or briefcase.  Law-abiding citizens do not suddenly turn into violent criminals just because they choose to conceal their firearm. 

Please contact your state Senator and urge him or her to vote in support of Senate Bill 116 tomorrow.  This is an important and necessary update to New Hampshire firearm laws.

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