Release: New Hampshire State Senate Approves Constitutional Carry
(February 12, 2015) - The New Hampshire State Senate voted this afternoon to pass SB 116, legislation commonly referred to as Constitutional Carry.
The bill, which would "repeal the license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver," was confirmed with a vote of 14-9.
If the bill becomes law, New Hampshire would join Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming and Vermont as states not requiring a license to carry a concealed weapon. In addition to being a Constitutional Carry sate, Vermont, our neighbor to the west, has been regarded as the safest state in the nation.
Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:
"The Second Amendment is a right and Granite Staters are fiercely protective of it. With their votes, it is clear a majority of our State Senators join with us in believing it is wrong for law-abiding gun owners to be saddled with an onerous requirement limiting that right.
"We strongly commend the State Senate for their commonsense decision today to pass SB 116. Their action moves New Hampshire step closer towards a day where lawful individuals do not have to seek out a government permission slip act on a right the Constitution clearly dictates."