Senator Morse and Then-Senator Gatsas Opposed 2004 Bill Eliminating Local Licensing Process to Carry Concealed Weapons
Concord, N.H. – Today, the New Hampshire State Senate will vote on a radical bill that would eliminate the 92-year-old local licensing process to carry concealed weapons.
The measure is not only opposed by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, but has also been opposed by several prominent New Hampshire Republicans, including Senate President Chuck Morse and then-Senator Ted Gatsas, who both voted against SB 454, a comparable 2004 bill.
“It’s telling that on the day Governor Hassan presents her budget to lay the foundation of a new generation of economic growth, Senate Republicans are focused on repealing a 92-year-old licensing requirement for concealed weapons over the opposition of the law enforcement community,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Press Secretary Aaron Jacobs.
“Instead of fixating on this measure that the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police says would hurt our public safety, Senate Republicans should join Governor Hassan in working to solve problems and get results for New Hampshire’s people, businesses, and economy,” added Jacobs.