After the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that ‘assault weapons’ are not protected under the constitution, New Hampshire pulls a move that our Founding Fathers WON’T be rolling over in their graves for. Finally, people are starting to take seriously what the law of the land states.
It is now legal to carry a concealed firearm without a license in the state of New Hampshire.
The Concord Monitor reports Governor Chris Sununu signed the constitutional carry bill, Senate Bill 12, into law Wednesday morning. Effective immediately, law abiding gun owners in New Hampshire will no longer be required to obtain a permit to carry concealed handguns.
“It is common-sense legislation,” Sununu said at a ceremony in the Executive Council chambers. “This is about making sure that our laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to the live-free-or-die spirit.”
Many supporters cheered as the bill was signed, and the NRA has applauded the signing, urging supporters to thank Gov. Sununu and legislators who worked to get the bill passed.
Many supporters argued the old permit process, in which gun owners had to apply for concealed carry permits through their local police chiefs, was too lengthy and subjective.
“We have seen substantial abuse of the current statutes by various police departments,” said Republican Rep. JR Hoell.