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New Hampshire: Concealed Carry Legislation To Be Heard This Week

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Hampshire: Concealed Carry Legislation To Be Heard This Week

On Thursday, February 4, the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will be holding a hearing to discuss House Bill 1400 at 10:30am in Room 204 of the New Hampshire State House.

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.

 

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.