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New Hampshire: House Passes Private Transfer Ban and Waiting Period Bills

Friday, February 21, 2020

New Hampshire: House Passes Private Transfer Ban and Waiting Period Bills

This week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed two anti-gun bills. Both of these bills will restrict our Second Amendment rights while doing nothing to reduce violent crime in New Hampshire. These bills will go to the New Hampshire Senate, where they await committee assignments.

Please contact your state Senator today and ask them to OPPOSE House Bills 1379 and 1101 when they come up for a vote.


House Bill 1379-FN bans the private transfer of firearms, with limited exemptions. This bill requires private individuals to pay for background checks through Federal Firearm Licensed (FFL) Dealers and obtain government permission before selling, gifting, or exchanging their firearms with friends, neighbors, fellow hunters, or extended family members.

House Bill 1101-FN as amended, delays Second Amendment rights by imposing a three-day waiting period before an individual may receive a firearm that they lawfully purchase, with limited exemptions. There is no evidence that waiting periods have any impact on public safety. This denies someone the ability to buy a firearm for urgent self-defense needs unless they get permission from law enforcement, or obtain a valid restraining order.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your State Senator in OPPOSITION to House Bills 1379 and 1101. Stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your inbox for updates on the continued fight in New Hampshire.

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