New Hampshire “Constitutional Carry” at risk of veto

We’ve had a lot of wins lately for gun owners and I hope they continue.  New Hampshire needs to keep up the fight!  SB 116 has passed and is sitting on the Governors desk.

SB 116 Summary:
“Repealing the license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver.”

The ball is rolling and the only thing left to stop it, is Gov. Maggie Hassan.  She has threatened to veto SB 116.  On April 29, 2015 Hassan released this press statement:

“New Hampshire’s current concealed carry permitting law has worked well for nearly a century – ensuring the Second Amendment rights of our citizens while helping to keep the Granite State one of the safest states in the nation. Law enforcement, as well as citizens across New Hampshire, have strong public safety concerns about allowing people to carry concealed guns without a license and oppose removing the protections that the licensing process offers to help ensure that potentially dangerous individuals are not allowed to carry hidden weapons.

Our permitting system gives an important oversight role to local law enforcement, while allowing for appeals through appropriate channels. In his book Live Free or Die, Republican Governor Mel Thomson said that the current permitting process for concealed carry is ‘a sensible handgun law that leaves the issuance of handgun permits to the discretion of [local law enforcement]’.  That is as true today as it was then. By passing Senate Bill 116, the legislature would be taking a step away from our tradition of common-sense gun laws, and I intend to veto this measure if it passes.”

It would be a shame for the bill to make it all the way through the state senate, just to be blocked by the Governor.  If you support Constitutional Carry, please take the time to send Governor Hassan a message.  Her contact page is linked below:

– Kevin