New Hampshire: House & Senate Defeat Gun Control Bills

Last week and yesterday, March 16, both full House & Senate agreed with committee recommendations of inexpedient to legislate (ITL), which means it was voted “ought not to pass” on some gun control bills that were of serious concern to sportsmen. These bills are essentially defeated for year. As politics go, nothing is defeated until the legislature adjourns sine die and New Hampshire’s 2023 legislative session is still far from over. The Sportsmen’s Alliance will continue monitor the session and inform you when action is needed.

House Bill 59 requires a background check prior to any commercial firearm sale.

House Bill 76 imposes a mandatory three-day waiting period for firearms purchase even after the purchasers passed the background check, with limited exceptions.

Senate Bill 247 repeals the limited liability for manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition. SB 247 reverses current New Hampshire law and allows individuals to bring a civil suit against gun and ammunition manufacturers and sellers for the simple act of selling a firearm.

Please take moment check out our legislative map to see the other issues we are currently monitoring in the Granite State.

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