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NH Senate to vote on "constitutional carry" Thursday 2/12


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SB116 (Constitutional Carry) will be voted on in the Senate thisThursday - February 12

Great news but the fight isn't over!


As many of you already know, the Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended SB 116 'Ought to Pass' by a vote of 3-1!!! The groups known for their work to preserve the second amendment and the right for citizens to protect their families have worked hard to inform the Senate of the realities of ownership and use of a pistol or revolver and to dispel the myths of those who fear what they do not know or understand. SB116 will now go to the full Senate this Thursday, February 12, to be voted on. It is vital that you contact your Senator and ask everyone you know to do the same.



Here are some talking points that you can bring up in emails, calls or letters. The actual link to SB 116 is: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2015/SB0116.html.


Talking points:

  • May possess a concealed firearm outside of your home without a license
  • Common sense legislation, make NH licensing similar to VT (no license requirement at all) instead of more like MA
  • Makes Pistol/Revolver License optional, one may be obtained for reciprocity with other states using the existing application; however, you wouldn't need one for just NH
  • Looks to help expand reciprocity with other states
  • Extends duration of the optional license from four to five years
  • Removes the ambiguity of "suitable person" to make it in line with Federal definition as "anyone who is not a prohibited person", removes the arbitrary changes made to Pistol/Revolver License over the past year as well as the different definitions used by various law enforcement offices
  • For women in particular, the bill removes the waiting period currently required while local law enforcement determine if she meets their definition of suitable person so she can defend herself from a stalker or violent ex.
  • Criminals do not follow laws anyway, more laws or limitations to exercise our rights only restrict law-abiding citizens
  • States with more restrictive gun ownership and possession laws have higher crime rates. NH is one of the safest states in the country based on 2010 US Census and 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report
  • Remember to be polite and as brief as possible. If you leave a message on an answering machine, remember to leave your name and number in case they wish to call back. Also remember that family members are not the elected person. You need to inform so treat them as you would want someone to treat your mother.

Find your Senator here: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/members/wml.aspx


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