NH1 News Debates


Apr 29, 2015 3:32 PM

Gun owners weigh in on NH House's vote on conceal and carry law


CONCORD - The vote on conceal and carry that took place at the State House had a ripple effect to gun shops across the state.

For the first time, we heard Gov. Maggie Hassan confirm that despite the House's vote, she will veto the bill when it gets to her desk.

Arguments have been heard, both for and against the bill.

On numerous occasions, representatives have made mention that Vermont has been cited as the safest state in the United States and attribute it to the carry and conceal law there, where you do not need a permit.

Here in New Hampshire, gun shop owners said sales will be unaffected because the bill does not deal with purchasing firearms.

But they also said they feel Hassan's veto will go directly against the state's motto.

“It certainly makes a loud statement," said Nicholas D’Augustine owner of Milford Firearms. "Live free or die, but don’t make me a criminal for putting my jacket over my firearm.”

The bill is expected to get to Hassan's desk in about a month.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome