NH Reforms Nonresident Carry Rules
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NH Reforms Nonresident Carry Rules12/01/04
The New Hampshire legislature's Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules approved revised gun licensing regulations that make anyone with a valid license to carry from any state, not just their own home state, eligible for a concealed carry license in New Hampshire.
Previously, only home state licensees were eligible. Evan Nappen, vice president of the Free State Project (FSP), reported that the link to the new "Chapter Saf-C 2100 Nonresident Pistol/Revolver License" rules as: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/saf-c2100.html
For example, Nappen noted, Florida offers a "shall issue" carry license to any US citizen. With one of those licenses anyone can get a New Hampshire carry license, even if one's home state does not issue (such as New Jersey). The application for a "New Hampshire Non-resident Carry License" may be downloaded from the following link: webster.state.nh.us/safety/nhsp/documents/dssp260.pdf.
"Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GONH)-- www.gonh.org, the National Rifle Association and individual Free State Project (FSP) members working together can take credit for this change," Nappen said. Specifically GONH President and state Rep. Elbert Bicknell (R-73), GONH Director Sam Cohen, and NRA Board of Directors Member Scott Bach, Esq. (NJ) were the primary movers of this important change and deserve thanks, said Nappen, who also directly participated in the request for the change. This change greatly affects FSP participants who come from home states which do not offer a license to carry. Important thanks and credit are also due to New Hampshire Department of Safety Assistant Commissioner Earl M. Sweeney, Nappen noted.
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