NH State Senate Votes in Favor of Constitutional Carry Bill

February 16 2015
by GSL Staff
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New Hampshire is the latest state this year to advance legislation which would bring about constitutional carry.

According to local media reports:

The state Senate has passed a bill to repeal the license requirement for carrying a concealed handgun.

The passage, on a party-line vote Thursday, came after a debate on public safety, constitutional rights and New Hampshire being one of the safest states in the country. The Senate voted 14-9 to pass it. Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn, D-Dalton, likened it to radical legislation.

It would not expand the number of people who legally own guns, Sen. Sharon Carson, Judiciary Chairwoman, said in introducing the bill on the Floor.

“This bill recognizes that the simple act of putting on a coat should not require a permit,” she said.

The Senator’s comment is in reference to the fact that you can already openly carry a firearm with a permit in NH.

The bill will now go to the House for a vote.

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