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73 Percent of Granite Staters Support Requiring a Permit to Carry Concealed Handguns in Public
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded Governor Hassan for vetoing Senate Bill 116, a dangerous piece of legislation that would have effectively dismantled New Hampshire’s concealed carry permitting system for carrying concealed, loaded handguns in public. Recent polling (available here) found 73 percent of New Hampshire voters support requiring a permit to carry concealed handguns in public.
STATEMENT FROM AMY MOORE, A VOLUNTEER LEADER FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION:
“Today, Governor Hassan heeded the call of moms across the state and stood up for the safety of all Granite Staters. Governor Hassan’s decision to veto SB 116 will keep our state’s common-sense concealed carry permitting system in place, which will continue to protect us all. We are grateful for Governor Hassan’s leadership and commitment to working to reduce gun violence in New Hampshire. Her decision to maintain this critical system is a victory for public safety and New Hampshire moms will continue to fight for safer gun laws that will keep our families and communities safe.”
Leading up to Governor Hassan’s veto, the New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action and gun violence survivors met with Governor Hassan to discuss their opposition to SB 116 and delivered hundreds of postcards from Granite Staters asking the governor to veto the dangerous bill. The chapter has more than 16,000 supporters throughout the state.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs