NH House Republicans Comment on Defeat of Background Check Legislation

CONCORD – Deputy House Speaker Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) offered the following statement on the defeat of HB650, a bill that would have placed unnecessary mandates on certain firearm sales in New Hampshire. The bill was defeated by a vote of 236-124.


Rep. Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)


“New Hampshire ranks among the safest states in America and the vast majority of gun owners in New Hampshire are honest, law abiding citizens. This bill was an unnecessary attempt to solve a non-existent problem in our state.”


“Those with criminal intent already circumvent existing laws to obtain firearms. Placing new restrictions and mandates on certain firearms sales will only impede the rights of law abiding gun owners and dealers.”