Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan's threat to veto bipartisan concealed carry reform legislation:
"Law abiding Granite Staters already have the right to carry, but need to ask permission to carry in their cars, under a jacket, or in a purse. Too often, local officials deny or delay permits for no good reason, denying people the basic right to self-defense. This commonsense, bipartisan legislation would address this issue and only apply to New Hampshire residents who already have the right to own or possess firearms. It would not change laws prohibiting criminals from carrying firearms.
"Gun control advocates like Governor Hassan want to undermine the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while criminals continue to ignore gun control laws. It's clear that Governor Hassan is trying to curry favor with radical out-of-state gun control groups who can funnel money into her United States Senate campaign instead of standing up for the rights of New Hampshire gun owners."