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New Hampshire: Right to Carry Reform Advances to House Floor Next Week

Friday, April 24, 2015

New Hampshire: Right to Carry Reform Advances to House Floor Next Week

Next Wednesday, April 29, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will hear Senate Bill 116, NRA-backed Right-to-Carry reform legislation.

Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3), is critical pro-gun legislation that would expand your Second Amendment rights in the Granite State by:

  • 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
  • Directing the State Police to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states to recognize their licenses
  • Leaving the current carry permitting system 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 Representative(s) TODAY and urge them to join neighboring Vermont in support of permitless carry by voting in support of Senate Bill 116. 

If you are unsure of who represents you, click here.

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