NH Gov Sides With Gun Banners, Will Veto GOP’s Pro-2nd Amendment Bill

By AWR Hawkins

Maggie Hassan
Maggie Hassan
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On April 29 2015 New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan pledged to veto Senate Bill 116–legislation to repeal the requirement for a concealed carry permit in that state.

Her pledge to veto came the very day on which Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was delivering “hundreds of postcards” urging her to veto.

According to the Union Leader, Hassan likes her state’s gun laws the way they are. She said her state has a strong “tradition of common-sense gun laws” focused on “ensuring the Second Amendment rights of our citizens while helping to keep the Granite State one of the safest states in the nation.”

She said she would veto SB 116, a Constitutional Carry Bill, because the bill would remove “local law enforcement oversight” that currently exists for concealed carry permits.

Ironically, NH is an open carry state–a state in which gun owners can openly carry without a permit–and state GOP lawmakers simply wanted to remove the permit requirement across the board so that a citizen who legally carries a gun in the open could lawfully do so, even if he put on a coat which covered the gun.

Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-3rd Dist.) and senator Sharon Carson (R-14th Dist.) pointed this out when SB 116 was being considered by the senate in February. Carson said, “This bill recognizes that the simple act of putting on a coat should not require a permit.”

Senator Andy Sanborn (R-9th Dist.) agreed and pointed out that under current law, a citizen instantly “[goes] from being a law-abiding person to being a criminal” by putting on clothing that covers the gun.

A clear majority of state lawmakers agreed as well. SB 116 passed the state senate on February 12 by a vote of 14-9 and on April 29 it passed the house by a vote of 212-150.

As recently as Tuesday, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported that Governor Maggie Hassan (D) “had not said” she would veto Senate Bill 116 if it passed the house. But the paper also reported that “members of the NH Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America intended to deliver hundreds of postcards to Hassan urging her to veto the bill if it passes the legislature.”

It passed and Hassan says she will veto.

Hassan did not mention that criminals already carry concealed guns without a permit. Nor did she explain how a Second Amendment right that can be exercised openly without a permit suddenly requires a permit if one’s jacket or other clothing covers a pistol that was previously visible.

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Np, what got Maggie Hassan elected was the GOP- who put all their weight in the primary for a CARPETBAGGING TRAITOR FROM COMMUNIST MASSACHUSETTS- and NH GOP voters refused to vote for him.

The NH GOP committed suicide to prevent a Tea Partier from being elected in that state. They and the USCoC prefer a Democrat run things than a true representative of The People.

teebonicus
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teebonicus

Uh, buh-BYE, Maggie.

You’re toast, politically.

ron cassano
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ron cassano

no what got baggie hussein elected is voter fraud.illegals{means against the law}aliens/muslum traitors the dead people voting multiple times.and the illegal aliens voting multiple times.and wiith the voting machines being rigged.you got it class all together can you say agenda21{new world order}hell we even seen in michigan somalian illegals being bussed around from one voting location to another,and they even had an interreter with them.why do you think eric{i,m in contempt of court}holder doesn,t want voter id,so they can cheat and have there illegals who are coming in thru our southern borders and ovomit/satan and holder told the border patrol… Read more »

roger
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roger

no less that what the voters should have expected .after all they voted for a damn demoncrat !

175jfs
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175jfs

Hey Tex! Ever hear of Voting Fraud or Drive-By-Voting? That’s how she got elected.

Janek
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Janek

Looks like a ‘female impersonator’ to me.

TEX
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TEX

Hew Hampshire ! Who cares if the voters dont ? They elected this [email protected]+ch !

bob
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bob

Apparently, she prefers the DIE portion of the NH slogan, not the LIVE FREE part.