Despite Michael Bloomberg’s best efforts, we’re about to add New Hampshire to the roster of constitutional carry states.
A bill that would make it easier for Granite Staters to carry a concealed weapon on Thursday easily passed its final major legislative hurdle on its path toward becoming law.
The state House of Representatives voted 200-97 in favor of the measure, which would repeal the need for a permit or license to carry a concealed handgun. There were a large number of absent state representatives, due to the powerful snowstorm slamming New Hampshire.
Last month the New Hampshire state Senate, in a 13-10 party line vote, passed the bill.
Governor Chris Sununu’s made it clear he intends to sign the bill once it hits his desk.
The state’s previous law gave local chiefs of police discretion over who was worthy of exercising their constitutionally protected civil right to keep and bear arms. The new law removes that arbitrary hurdle. Oh happy day.