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New Hampshire: Senate Passes Legislation to Fix Handgun Purchase Process

Friday, March 19, 2021

New Hampshire: Senate Passes Legislation to Fix Handgun Purchase Process

Yesterday, the New Hampshire Senate held a floor vote on pro-gun legislation that fixes the handgun purchase process in the Granite State. Thanks to your strong support, this bill passed and will advance to the Senate Finance Committee for review this session.

Senate Bill 141 resolves New Hampshire’s longstanding problem with delays during handgun purchases, by abolishing the “state gun line” system that the State Police currently use for handgun purchases.  Instead, the process for purchasing a handgun will now mirror buying a long gun, which goes through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).  This switch in the process will not only reduce taxpayer burdens, it will greatly reduce the number of delays experienced by those attempting to exercise their Second Amendment rights by purchasing a handgun.

Again, thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their State Senator in strong support of this pro-gun legislation.

Stay-tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on issues affecting our Second Amendment rights. ​

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.