New Hampshire’s governor vetoes constitutional carry legislation

Chris Eger for reports:

Gov. Maggie Hassan kept a promise made in April to gun control advocates by rejecting a Senate bill passed by the majority of state lawmakers that would have made the Granite State the eighth to allow concealed carry without a permit.

The legislation, Senate Bill 116, was introduced by state Republicans and passed the Senate 14-9 in February before winning over the House in a 212-150 vote in April. On the eve of its final vote, Hassan met with members of Moms Demand Action and pledged to veto the measure if it reached her desk.

She made good on that vow Monday and scuttled the bill with an extensive nine-paragraph veto letter to lawmakers.

….She also quoted the majority decision in the 2008 Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller, in which Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.”

Moms Demand Action, part of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety umbrella group, hailed Hassan’s veto as a solid win in the war on gun violence.

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