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New Hampshire: Pro-Gun and Anti-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Possible Votes This Week!

Monday, January 30, 2017

On Wednesday, February 1, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hear and potentially vote on two critical bills.  Please consider attending the hearing to show your support for Senate Bill 12 and your opposition for House Bill 201.  Also, please contact members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee TODAY and ask them to vote in favor of SB 12 and vote against HB 201!  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members.

Senate Bill 12, sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3), would repeal the license requirement to carry a concealed pistol or revolver, unless a person is otherwise prohibited.  For those who choose to obtain licenses, SB 12 would also increase the length of time in which a license is valid.

House Bill 201, sponsored by state Representative Katherine Rogers (D-Merrimack), would expand background checks for all firearm sales and transfers.  If enacted, HB 201, would require individuals to appear before a licensed firearm dealer to request a criminal background check prior to transferring a firearm, absent limited and vague exceptions.  The firearm dealer would also be required to create a record of each sale.  This flawed legislation is being pushed by an out-of-state anti-gun group who is trying to impose their misguided policies on the law-abiding gun owners of New Hampshire.

Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee members in support of SB 12 and in opposition of HB 201.

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