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New Hampshire: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation passes committee

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https://www.nraila.org/articles/20170201/new-hampshire-constitutionalpermitless-carry-legislation-successfully-voted-out-of-committee

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New Hampshire: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation Successfully Voted Out of Committee

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Today, Senate Bill 12, legislation eliminating the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry, was successfully voted out of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee with a 12-8 vote. SB 12 will now go to the House floor for consideration by the full House of Representatives. Please contact your state Representative and urge them to vote in favor of this critical legislation! Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact you state Representative.

Sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3), SB 12 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.

In New Hampshire, existing state law recognizes the right of any citizen who can legally own and possess a firearm to carry it openly, either loaded or unloaded, anywhere in the state not prohibited by law. However, if a firearm becomes covered by a coat or if a woman prefers to carry a firearm for protection in her purse, he or she would need a concealed carry handgun license. The proposed legislation would extend permitless open carry to permitless concealed carry, allowing law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves and their loved ones in the manner that best suits their needs.

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Tactical9mm

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February 9th is the scheduled floor date in the house.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=140&sy=2017&sortoption=billnumber&txtsessionyear=2017&txtbillnumber=sb12

I've personally spoken with several house representatives who are actively involved in this ongoing process. The word coming back is that this bill will make it to Governor Sununu's desk, and that the Governor is eager to sign it into law.

The votes are all there in the house.

We're almost there. A great day for liberty is coming soon.
 

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This will cement New Hampshire's status for best gun laws in the nation: no license required, but one easily available that is widely accepted available for reciprocity; and, still only one place off-limits by state law (courthouses).

No laws restricting NFA items.
 

Tactical9mm

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The final stage of the process is underway; The governor signing SB-12 into law.

At the moment there is some pretty intense lobbying going on against the bill by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police (NHACOP).
(Source: current front page of the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition website)

Governor Sununu is still expected to sign this bill into law, as this was one of his stated legislative priorities during his campaign.

With this being said, it is still advisable for all residents of New Hampshire to contact the Governor's office and express their support for SB-12, and for the liberty that this repeal-bill would be bringing to our State.

We're almost there.
 
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