NH Reforms Gun Rules
For Immediate Release
October 31, 2004
SUBJECT: New Hampshire Reforms Nonresident Pistol/Revolver License Rules
The NH Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules approved new rules now, someone with a valid license to carry from any state, not just their own home state, is eligible for a license in New Hampshire. (Before, only home state licensee's were eligible). Here is the link to the new "Chapter Saf-C 2100 Nonresident Pistol/Revolver License" rules: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/saf-c2100.html
For example: Florida offers a "shall issue" carry license to any U.S. citizen. With any 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 this link: webster.state.nh.us/safety/nhsp/documents/dssp260.pdf
Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GONH) www.gonh.org, the NRA, and individual Free State Project (FSP) members working together can take credit for this change. Specifically GONH President and State Representative Hon. Elbert Bicknell (R-73), GONH Director Sam Cohen, and NRA Board of Directors Member Scott Bach, Esq. (NJ) www.bachbio.com were the primary movers of this important change and deserve our thanks. Free State Project Vice President and Gun Rights Liaison Evan F. Nappen, Esq. also directly participated in the request for the change. This change greatly affect FSP participants who come from home States which do not offer a license to carry. Important thanks and credit is also due to New Hampshire Department of Safety Assistant Commissioner Earl M. Sweeney.
For more information on New Hampshire Firearm Laws and Rules go to this link: webster.state.nh.us/safety/nhsp/plu.html