Constitutional Carry: The Wave Continues

New Hampshire passed Constitutional Carry today. It still needs the signature of the Governor, but Governor Chris Sununu has expressed support for the bill. If you recall, Maggie Hassan vetoed the bill last year, but since she moved to the US Senate (replacing Kelly Ayotte) she left the governor’s seat open, which flipped from Dem to Republican.

Should Sununu follow up on his stated support and sign, New Hampshire will become the 12th state to pass Constitutional Carry legislation. I expect by the end of 2017 we’ll probably have a few more.

9 Responses to “Constitutional Carry: The Wave Continues”

  1. Maine Constitutional Carry says:

    Congratulations to New Hampshire and welcome to the (growing) club.

    The entire northern New England sector is now Constitutional Carry!

    Let’s start “exporting” this same mindset to MA, RI and CT.

  2. stephana says:

    We have started a heavy push in the Buckeye state. Hope we prevail this year. Got rid of a lot of democrats in the Ohio house that kept the bills in committee to die.

  3. Richard says:

    Now if were just possible to get there from America without going through NY or Canada.

    • Chip says:

      I think we’ll need upstate New York to split away from the city to have a “gun friendly route” to/from northern New England. One idea that’s being attempted is for the state to alter its constitution and form two autonomous regions … it wouldn’t be two separate states but it would still essentially get the job done, and wouldn’t need approval from Congress.

  4. Patrick Henry, the 2nd says:

    Wow twelve states that are Constitutional Carry! 20 years ago I’d never thought I’d see that. So now I can point it when people who say things like “that’ll never happen.”

    • HSR47 says:

      Yeah. Next stop: National Carry Reciprocity.

      After that, HPA.

      God willing, getting rid of 922(o) won’t be far behind that.

  5. Mike V says:

    It has been introduced in the Tennessee Legislature as well. If it can get to the floor, I think there’s enough votes to pass. The House Speaker and Govenor are against it though.

  6. David says:

    It’s a shame Virginia once again is not joining this group. Both the Senate Courts of Justice and House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee reported the bills but then promptly sent them to the money committees (Senate Finance and House Appropriations) which killed them do to a supposed “Fiscal Impact” because it might reduce general fund revenue, even though the fees charged when shall issue passed in 1995 were supposed to be revenue neutral, only covering costs of issuing permits.