Over the last few years, an increasing number of law-abiding gun owners in New Hampshire have been denied the right to carry concealed outside of their home for subjective reasons. HB 1400 would make necessary revisions to New Hampshire’s current statute by removing the “suitable person” requirement and ensuring that any individual who is not prohibited from owning and possessing a firearm shall be issued a concealed carry license. If an individual can lawfully own and possess a firearm, they should not be prohibited from exercising their fundamental right to self-defense outside of their home. Additionally, HB 1400 would extend the term of the carry license from four, to five years.
Your NRA-ILA will continue to update you on this legislation as it moves through the New Hampshire General Court.