Skip to main content

SB 141 (2021)

Replace state "gun line" with FBI background check system

Summary:
Authorizes the FBI to conduct all National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) searches concerning the purchase, sale, and transfer of firearms through Federal Firearm Licensees operating in New Hampshire. This bill then abolishes the "gun line" in the State Police and repeals the state’s partial point of contact system for handguns, allowing the authority to remain exclusively with the FBI. Lastly, this bill authorizes county sheriffs to conduct background searches using NICS for the purpose of approving or denying the return of firearms to individuals who are subject to a protective order for domestic violence or stalking.
Bill Sponsor:

Want hearing dates, vote records or the full bill text? See more on the Statehouse website http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=0955&sy=2021&txtse…

Browse related articles and bills:
Thank you to our sponsors and donors