Where do candidates stand on gun laws?

Apr 02, 2018
congressional election gun laws

In light of the current debate over gun laws, particularly as they relate to school violence, here is a summary of where all the New Hampshire congressional candidates stand on gun laws.  Click on any name to see our full profile of that candidate.

Guns on campus?

Feb 21, 2018
firearms on campus

On Thursday, February 22 the New Hampshire House will vote on a bill that would force state colleges to allow concealed firearms on campus.

About guns on campus

Right now the university system has a rule that bans firearms on campus. Students that own a firearm must store the gun with campus police.

Do you support legislation that explicitly prohibits cities and towns from passing their own gun regulations, and imposes penalties on local officials who knowingly violate state law by passing a gun ordinance?

Jan 04, 2018
local gun laws

In 2018, lawmakers will consider HB 1749. This bill would:

  • reinforce the state’s authority over municipalities to prohibit or regulate firearms and other weapons
  • render null and void any local ordinances prohibiting or regulating weapons
  • impose penalties for local government officials and entities who make such ordinances in violation of state law

Current law for town bans on guns

Should NH guarantee the right of gun owners to carry their weapons while outdoors on state college or university campuses?

Jan 03, 2018
guns on campus

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Brian Stone (R-Northwood) would prevent public colleges and universities in New Hampshire from passing restrictions on carrying firearms outdoors on campus grounds.

According to Rep. Stone, the bill is in the process of being amended to specifically ban prohibitions on concealed carrying of pistols and revolvers. The amended text will also prohibit restrictions on concealed carrying of pistols and revolvers indoors while on campus. 

Should NH users of medicinal pot be asked to voluntarily surrender their guns?

Dec 19, 2017
medical marijuana and guns

Honolulu’s police department recently sent letters to registered medicinal pot users, stating they had 30 days to voluntarily turn in their guns—that is, until public outcry prompted a review and ultimate reversal of the policy.

Background checks for commercial firearms sales?

Feb 05, 2017

Rep. Katherine Rogers is sponsoring a bill, HB 201, that would require background checks for commercial firearm sales.

A 'commercial sale' would be defined as a sale, transfer, or exchange of a firearm that takes place at - or adjacent to - a gun show.

The bill includes an exception for private sales and transfers of firearms, provided that neither the buyer nor the seller is prohibited by law from owning a firearm.

Anyone who violates the law could be charged with a misdemeanor.

Should NH continue to allow carrying firearms at polling places?

Jan 11, 2017

HB 350, a bill sponsored by Rep. Wayne Burton, would make it illegal to carry a firearm into a polling place during a federal or local election. The law would apply to both loaded and unloaded weapons, whether carried openly or concealed.

Rep: Ban guns at the polls

Oct 18, 2016

Current state representative Wayne Burton wants to sponsor a bill banning firearms at polling sites in schools.

According to the state Attorney General, "There are no New Hampshire election laws that prohibit a voter from carrying a firearm into a polling place that is located at a school." 

Senate hearing on concealed carry

Mar 01, 2016

On Monday, March 14th, the NH Senate Judiciary Committee will consider HB 582, a bill to repeal the license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver. Currently, NH requires that individuals who wish to carry a concealed pistol or revolver apply for an additional permit, which costs $10 and is valid for 4 years.

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