The Women's Defense League of New Hampshire announces its support of SB 116 - AN ACT repealing the license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver. We will be testifying in Concord in support of this bill on Thursday, January 29th at 1PM when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a public hearing on it.
This common sense legislation allows women the choice to be licensed or not and makes clear that New Hampshire guarantees women their fundamental right of self-defense. The majority of women gun owners in New Hampshire carry concealed as opposed to open carry. This bill enables women who are legally able to own firearms the right to practice concealed carry without the impediment of obtaining a license.
Because SB 116 offers women the choice of licensure or not, it is truly a Pro-Choice, Pro-Women's Rights bill.
The League thanks Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley for his clearly demonstrated support of women's rights issues here in New Hampshire in bringing forth this important legislation.