Several weeks ago, the New Hampshire Senate unanimously voted in favor of House Bill 500, legislation that would allow gun owners to use firearm sound suppressors while hunting. HB 500 is now before the House for concurrence and could be voted on as early as Wednesday, April 6. Please contact your state Representative by clicking the “Take Action” button below and politely urge him or her to vote to concur on HB 500!
House Bill 500, sponsored by Representative John Burt (R-39), would repeal the current ban on the use of legal firearm sound suppressors while hunting. Sound suppressors attached to firearms are an additional tool available to help protect the shooter’s hearing, reduce noise complaints from surrounding residents, as well as increase accuracy and safety. If passed, New Hampshire would be the 40th state to allow the use of suppressors while hunting.
With your help, hunting with suppressors could soon become legal in New Hampshire! Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Representative in support of HB 500. Also, please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on this bill as it progresses through the General Court of New Hampshire.