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New Hampshire: Two Anti-Gun Bills Defeated in the House

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

New Hampshire: Two Anti-Gun Bills Defeated in the House

Yesterday, the New Hampshire House held floor votes on two anti-gun bills. Thanks to the strong support of NRA members and Second Amendment supporters, both bills were defeated and will not move forward this session.  NRA would like to thank all of those Representatives who defended the Second Amendment for law-abiding citizens in the Granite State.

House Bill 1096 would have imposed bans on the open carry of firearms within 100 feet of a polling place.  These arbitrary bans are simply anti-gun virtue signaling that only affect law-abiding citizens, dictating how they must exercise a constitutional right, while doing nothing to improve public safety.

House Bill 1668 would have required background checks for the commercial sale of firearms, already mandated under federal law.  This duplicative and unnecessary legislation is simply a first-attempt to enact so-called “universal background checks” for the purchase of firearms in New Hampshire.  The bill would do nothing to improve public safety and its effectiveness would depend on requiring gun registration.

Again, thank you to NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their State Representatives in strong opposition to these two anti-gun bills.

Stay-tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on issues affecting our Second Amendment rights.

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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.