Everytown, New Hampshire Moms Applaud Governor Hassan For Vetoing Bill That Would Have Allowed People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit or Safety Training
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded Governor Maggie Hassan for vetoing House Bill 582, a bill that would have dismantled New Hampshire’s concealed carry permitting system, making it too easy for dangerous people and those with no firearms safety training to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public. Last year, the governor vetoed similar legislation.
STATEMENT FROM DEIDRE REYNOLDS, VOLUNTEER, NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA
“Once again, Governor Hassan has shown herself to be a true champion of gun violence prevention by vetoing this reckless legislation. Under current state law, concealed carry permit holders must pass a background check before carrying hidden, loaded weapons in public. House Bill 582 would have gutted that system and repealed core public safety standards in the Granite State. For two years running, New Hampshire moms have strongly opposed permitless carry legislation because it would endanger our families and communities – we thank Gov. Hassan again for standing up for public safety.”
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Every day, more than 120 people in the United States are killed with guns, twice as many are shot and wounded and countless others are impacted by acts of gun violence.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.