New Hampshire Alert: Two gun safety bills sit on Gov’s desk

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On Thursday (06/13), the legislature passed two significant gun violence prevention bills. The first is a bill to require private sales of guns go through a licensed gun dealer for a background check. The second is a bill to require a three day waiting period after a gun purchase before receiving it.

The NRA alerted their members to call the Governor urging him to veto these bills. Citizens concerned about gun proliferation should call the Governor’s office and ask that he support these two bills.

The Bills

👍 House Bill 109 would require all private transfers of guns go through a licensed firearms dealer.
👍 House Bill 514 would require a three day waiting period to receive a purchased gun.

Tracking bill progress of above: bold=passed, italics=location
In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
—In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
—After Passage—>
On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law


A quick phone call is very effective. Please call or email the office of Governor Sununu (603) 271-2121. State your opinion that you urge the Governor to support HB 109 and HB 514. These are significant bills that will go a long way to make New Hampshire safer.

  • To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.

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