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HB 536 - Repeals License Requirement to Carry a Firearm - New Hampshire Key Vote

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Title: Repeals License Requirement to Carry a Firearm

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to table a bill that authorizes an individual to carry and transport a loaded pistol or revolver without a license.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that the license to carry a firearm is optional and that firearms may be carried or transported without a license by a resident, nonresident or undocumented immigrant (Sec. 1):
    • In a vehicle;
    • Openly or concealed; and
    • Loaded or unloaded.
  • Increases the length of time a firearm license is valid from 4 to 5 years (Sec. 1).
  • Reduces the fee for licenses granted to nonresidents from $100 to $20 (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes unlicensed individuals not in the business of selling firearms to sell a firearm to (Sec. 3):
    • An individual with a firearm license;
    • A New Hampshire resident that may lawfully own a firearm; or
    • An individual personally known to the unlicensed individual.

NOTE: A LEGISLATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

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Title: Repeals License Requirement to Carry a Firearm

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes an individual to carry and transport a firearm without a license.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that the license to carry a firearm is optional and that firearms may be carried or transported without a license by a resident, nonresident or undocumented immigrant (Sec. 1):
    • In a vehicle;
    • Openly or concealed; and
    • Loaded or unloaded.
  • Increases the length of time a firearm license is valid from 4 to 5 years (Sec. 1).
  • Reduces the fee for licenses granted to nonresidents from $100 to $20 (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes unlicensed individuals not in the business of selling firearms to sell a firearm to (Sec. 3):
    • An individual with a firearm license;
    • A New Hampshire resident that may lawfully own a firearm; or
    • An individual personally known to the unlicensed individual.

Title: Repeals License Requirement to Carry a Firearm

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