CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — In a close vote of 13-10, Senate Bill 12 passed the New Hampshire Senate and now must be reviewed by the House of Representatives before it arrives on the desk of newly elected Governor Chris Sununu.
The NRA has come out in support of the bill that would remove the need for an issued pistol/revolver license.
New Hampshire residents are able to open carry a handgun so long as it is clearly visible and no round is loaded in the chamber.
While we’re all happy to hear it, no doubt, there’s still quite a way to go. Last year, New Hampshire lawmakers passed a similar measure through the House and Senate and it was vetoed by former Governor Maggie Hassan.
This time, it appears that if the bill arrives on Gov. Sununu’s desk, it may have a real chance of getting signed.
New Hampshire would join the ranks of Vermont and Maine for permitless concealed carry. This would mean vacationers, tourists, hunters, and residents could travel over half of the geographic area of New England before needing a concealed carry permit.
This promises to be a bill that will enable hunters, sportsmen, and citizens the ability to travel freely throughout northern New England without having to worry about a permit.
We could still use your help, though. Contact your local State Representative and let them know you support SB 12 and you want to see it become law.