Everytown, New Hampshire Moms Applaud Governor Hassan For Vetoing Bill That Would Have Allowed People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit or Safety Training
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded Governor Maggie Hassan for vetoing House Bill 582, a bill that would have dismantled New Hampshire’s concealed carry permitting system, making it too easy for dangerous people and those with no firearms safety training to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public. Last year, the governor vetoed similar legislation.
STATEMENT FROM DEIDRE REYNOLDS, VOLUNTEER, NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA
“Once again, Governor Hassan has shown herself to be a true champion of gun violence prevention by vetoing this reckless legislation. Under current state law, concealed carry permit holders must pass a background check before carrying hidden, loaded weapons in public. House Bill 582 would have gutted that system and repealed core public safety standards in the Granite State. For two years running, New Hampshire moms have strongly opposed permitless carry legislation because it would endanger our families and communities – we thank Gov. Hassan again for standing up for public safety.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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