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New Hampshire Governor Signs Constitutional Carry Bill Into Law

February 22, 2017

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law allowing law-abiding New Hampshire gun owners to carry a firearm without a license.

Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 on Wednesday, making New Hampshire the twelfth state in the United States to allow constitutional carry.

Senate Bill 12 will repeal the license requirement to carry a concealed pistol or revolver, unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law.

“This is about making sure that our laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to that ‘live free or die’ spirit that makes New Hampshire the great state that it is,” Gov. Sununu said before signing the bill.

Licenses will also be valid for five years as opposed to the previous four year statute.

“New Hampshire now joins an ever-growing number of states in passing constitutional carry,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Despite the best efforts of Michael Bloomberg-funded groups to distort the truth, the New Hampshire legislature and governor stood strong for freedom.”