N.H. lawmakers pass ‘concealed carry’ measure

N.H. lawmakers pass ‘concealed carry’ measure

A bill designed to make it easier for New Hampshire residents to carry a concealed weapon easily passed a major legislative hurdle on Thursday on its path to become a state law.

Senate Bill 12-FN, which would repeal the strict license requirements to carry a concealed weapon, was approved by the N.H. House of Representatives yesterday morning on a roll call vote.

The representatives voted 200 to 97 in favor of the bill. A number representatives were absent because of a powerful snowstorm.


Republican Governor Chris Sununu has already signaled that he would sign the measure into a state law once it is sent to his desk for consideration.

Last month, Gov. Sununu said in a statement, “I am pleased that the State Senate today voted to advance common sense legislation in support of a citizen’s fundamental right to carry a firearm, joining neighboring states throughout the region and across the country.”

The N.H. Senate passed the SB 12-FN last month by voting 13-10 in favor of the measure.

Previously, state lawmakers made multiple efforts to pass the measure, but every time it was vetoed by former Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan.


Popular Stories

Edelblut officially confirmed as N.H. education commissioner

Frank Edelblut, a businessman who has no... Read More

Trump adviser repeats claims of N.H. voter fraud

Doubling down on President Donald Trump’s baseless... Read More

Trump again insists voter fraud prevented him from winning New Hampshire

U. S. President Donald Trump reportedly insisted... Read More

N.H. lawmakers pass ‘concealed carry’ measure

A bill designed to make it easier for New Hampshire... Read More

N.H. Republicans trying to make voting more difficult

New Hampshire legislators are mulling a package of... Read More

Man accused of double-homicide in Farmington arrested

A team of detectives from Massachusetts State... Read More