Concord, NH – Today, Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed SB 116, a bill that would have eliminated the license requirement to conceal firearms.
Senate Majority Leader and the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) released a statement following the Governor’s veto.
“I am disappointed in Governor Hassan’s veto of SB 116, which was a common sense measure supported by the House and the Senate that would have ensured law-abiding citizens’ rights to protect their lives, liberties, and loved ones by removing the state’s conceal carry licensing requirement,” said Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro).
“For over 200 years Vermont has allowed its citizens who are legally able to own a firearm to also carry a concealed weapon without having to seek a permit first. Vermont has the distinction of being the nation’s safest state according to the FBI.”
“The Governor’s veto of this measure makes no sense from a public safety perspective and undermines constitutional protections law abiding NH citizens expect,” Bradley added.