NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- A New Hampshire House subcommittee gave its approval last week to HB 500, which would repeal current prohibitions on using suppressors (or silencers as the law states) for hunting.
HB 500 was first taken up by the House Committee on Fish and Game and Marine Resources in January and February, but has sat in committee until recently.
The legislation now goes to the full committee for consideration. If HB 500 is approved and enacted, New Hampshire would become the 38th state to legalize the use of suppressors for hunting.
Earlier this year, Montana legalized all hunting with suppressors, along with Minnesota, and Maine (whose law is to take effect mid-October). To see where your state stands on suppressor ownership, possession, and use for hunting, see Suppressor Laws by State map.
About NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.