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Calls, emails, faxes and letters are still needed to persuade Governor Hassan to sign SB 116, Constitutional Carry into law.

News of licensing violations continues to flood our organization. For instance, we’ve learned that the Hopkinton Police Department has created their own personal variation of our state CCL application. This is a clear violation of New Hampshire law. Our State is spiraling into a Massachusetts-like regulatory scheme where the rules are never clear and one can be denied a license for almost any reason.

The current system of ambiguity and confusion is forcing some police chiefs to take the position that it is better to simply deny an application and ‘let the judge decide’. This approach is a violation of the spirit and letter of New Hampshire law. It forces applicants into an overcrowded court system where the outcome, in a matter of ‘discretion’, may well depend on which judge is appointed to hear your case. This is a costly and slow process with no guarantees and not what the legislature intended.

The statute is crystal clear: “No other forms shall be used by officials of cities and towns.”  In light of recent State Supreme Court cases however anti-gun and liability-fearful authorities have become emboldened!

SB 116 will instantly bring clarity and fairness to the people of NH! Further, it will correct the inherent injustice in the current system!

Please click here to email Governor Hassan and click here to email her Chief of Staff, Pamela Walsh, you can use the NHFC prewritten email below, or write your own note. But please, please contact the Governor’s Office!  Don’t wait, please do this now! And always remember to be polite but firm.

Dear Governor Hassan,

Please sign SB 116, Constitutional Carry into law. While New Hampshire has had licensed concealed carry for 92 years, recent court cases have changed our state’s practice of allowing anyone who may legally own a firearm to carry one concealed. SB 116 will fix this.

There are already seven other states that allow for constitutional carry, and they are seven of the safest states in the country. One of those states is Alaska, which passed its Constitutional Carry law in 2003 and has seen its murder rate drop 20 percent in the ensuing 10 years (FBI statistics). Another one of those states is neighboring Vermont, which is frequently ranked as the Safest State in the Union!

The State Police in our neighboring state of Maine wholeheartedly support Constitutional Carry. In fact, over 90% of police nationwide support the principle of concealed carry for law-abiding citizens, according to a PoliceOne.com survey taken in 2013.

If you prefer, you may reach the Governor’s office by phone: (603)271-2121 or by FAX: (603) 271-7640.  U.S. Postal mail may be sent to:
Governor Hassan
Office of the Governor
State House
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

Keep fighting!

In Liberty,

Jonathan R. Evans, Esq.

President – NHFC

I am happy to report that last week, the New Hampshire House, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, voted SB 116, Constitutional Carry, “ought to pass”.  This is a very important step in making Constitutional Carry the law in New Hampshire.  However, there is still more work to do.

SB 116 will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.  This could happen at any time so that it is important that you contact the House leadership, Speaker Shawn Jasper and Majority Leader Rep. Jack Flanagan.  Tell them you expect them to “whip” the bill.  This means that they need to make sure that all members of their caucus vote SB 116 “ought to pass”.

We have told you about people who have been denied licenses even though they are legally allowed to own firearms, we have told you about the sudden change to the application form by the Department of Safety and of course, we have made it clear that law abiding, peaceable people, should not have to grovel to a government bureaucrat to exercise a constitutionally protected civil right.

SB 116 will, if it becomes law stop all of the above abuses.

Please deliver this message to all state representatives.

Click here to email Speaker Jasper or call him at (603) 595-9621 or (603) 271-3661.

Click here to email House Majority Leader Rep. Jack Flanagan or call him at (603) 672-7175 or (603) 271-3317, (603) 271-3529, (603) 271-3661

You also need to contact YOUR State Representatives and ask them to vote SB 116 “ought to pass”. Click here for contact information for all New Hampshire State Representatives.

Please be polite, but firm, when you ask your Representatives to support SB 116.

Thanks for your support.

In Liberty,

Scott A. Krauss

Trouble in Concord, more action needed…

April 7, 2015

First the good news, your calls and emails worked, SB 124, the bill that would have abolished District Court Probable Cause Hearings was REMOVED from the budget bill, HB 2 on Wednesday.  However, the House Judiciary Committee will hold public hearings on SB 124 so we still need to work to stop this bad bill [...]

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Nationwide carry on the move… action needed…

March 25, 2015

You may have heard talk about a bill or bills in the United States Congress that would allow you to carry a concealed handgun in any state with your New Hampshire Resident Pistol/Revolver license.  This idea has been around for some time and it is supported by both the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition and our [...]

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Constitutional Carry in the NH House, Action needed…

March 18, 2015

Earlier this year we told you about SB 116, Constitutional Carry.  As you may know, this important legislation passed the New Hampshire Senate on February 12.  It is now being considered by the House of Representatives. There is a public hearing scheduled for 10 AM on Tuesday, March 24 in Rooms 206 and 208 in [...]

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Sell a gun to a friend, go to jail! Action needed…

February 12, 2015

When the General Court is in session, eternal vigilance is needed or rights will be lost. The gun ban crowd is pushing HB 650, a bill that will put you in jail for up to a year for selling a gun to a friend or neighbor.  That’s right, under the provision of HB 650 you [...]

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Calls, emails, still needed to pass Constitutional Carry…

February 7, 2015

Did you see Jon’s email on Wednesday?  I have attached a copy in case you missed it.  We are counting on you, the grassroots gun owner to help us to pass SB 116, Constitutional Carry.  This legislation is sorely needed and will stop licensing abuses by state and local authorities. If someone can lawfully own [...]

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Action still needed to pass SB 116

February 2, 2015

As you may have read in the news the Senate Judiciary Hearing on SB 116, Constitutional Carry, was well attended by supporters of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I want to thank all of the NHFC Members and Friends who attended Thursday’s hearing.  Your presence was felt and it will make a difference.  [...]

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Help needed in Vermont

February 1, 2015

Our friends at Gun Owners of Vermont have asked us to cross post their flyer asking people to attend a public hearing in Montpelier on Tuesday, February 10 to oppose a bill that would make it a crime to sell a gun to a friend or neighbor.  NHFC members will recall that we stopped a [...]

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Help to pass Constitutional Carry Bill…

January 24, 2015

After many months of hard work we are much closer than we have been in a long time to passing a true “Constitutional Carry” bill. SB 116, sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley will be heard in the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, January 29 at 1PM.  The hearing will take place in Representatives [...]

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