New Hampshire’s Gov. Hassan declares she will veto dangerous gun legislation

Granite State Moms applauded her bravery in standing up for the safety of NH citizens, and standing up to the gun lobby‘s extreme agenda.

The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action lauded Governor Maggie Hassan for declaring that she will veto dangerous gun legislation when it comes to her desk. SB 116 would repeal the permit requirement for carrying concealed, loaded handguns in public in the state.

In her statement on SB 116, Gov. Hassan stated, “New Hampshire’s current concealed carry permitting law has worked well for nearly a century — ensuring the Second Amendment rights of our citizens while helping to keep the Granite State one of the safest states in the nation… I intend to veto this measure if it passes.”

Under current law, a person must have a concealed handgun permit to carry a loaded handgun in public. New Hampshire is one of 30 states that give local police departments or other permit issuers the authority to deny a permit when there is reason to believe a person is a danger to the community.

According to the Union Leader: “Before the House voted on SB 116, Hassan told members of the N.H. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America she would veto the bill when they delivered hundreds of postcards urging her to block it.”

“Thankfully, Governor Hassan is standing with New Hampshire moms and families — and the 73 percent of Granite Staters who support the existing concealed carry permit system,” said Amy Moore of Concord, a volunteer leader with New Hampshire Moms Demand Action. “We are grateful to have her leadership in maintaining the sensible public safety measures that will keep our communities safer from gun violence.”

“As a survivor of gun violence, a mom, and a resident of New Hampshire who cares deeply about reducing gun violence in our state, I was honored to stand alongside New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan today as she pledged to veto SB 116,” said Clai Lasher-Sommers of Westmoreland, a volunteer with Everytown for Gun Safety. “We currently have in place a line of defenses that helps ensure dangerous people are not carrying guns on New Hampshire streets. Governor Hassan’s leadership in defeating SB 116 ensures that these basic safety standards and permitting system stay in place, and helps protect New Hampshire residents from gun violence.”

New Polling released today by Everytown for Gun Safety shows 73 percent of Granite Staters support New Hampshire’s existing concealed carry permit system.

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