New Hampshire Senate Kills Constitutional Carry Bill

The proposed law would have allowed any resident to own a firearm and carry it without a permit. The bill had passed the state House and was due for a Senate vote yesterday until it was tabled and effectively killed for the year. According to, “…(S)ome opponents, including pro-gun Republicans, said now was not the time for expanding gun rights because of a recent increase in gun violence around the state. Republican state Sen. Jack Barnes, for instance, called it “a slap in the face of law enforcement” in New Hampshire, which has been overwhelmed recently with the death of one police chief and the wounding of four officers.” Apparently the political benefit of forcing Governor John Lynch to make good on his veto threat was too much prosperity for the state’s GOP to handle.