New Hampshire is a state where people care about their freedom, their individualism, and their constitutional rights. 

So it is great news that Senators Jeb Bradley (R) and David Boutin (R) introduced Senate Bill 116, which would make New Hampshire the seventh “constitutional carry” state in the country. 

The concept of “constitutional carry” is simple:  An individual's ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn't depend on a “permit” from the government. 

You don't need a government license to write a book.  So why should you have to get the government's okay in order to carry a firearm to protect yourself and your family? 

Currently, Americans in Vermont, Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, and most of Montana can carry a firearm without a government license.  Lest anyone fail to notice, these are not exactly high-crime areas as a result of their diligence for the constitutional rights of their citizens.  In fact, these are some of the safest places in America. 

Senate Bill 116 would add New Hampshire to that illustrious list of Constitution-loving states. 

Make no mistake about it.  Under Senate Bill 116, if a criminal carried a gun in connection with a crime, he has committed a crime and is going to prison. 

But that's just the point:  If law enforcement is allowed to focus on the “bad guys,” rather than the enforcement of silly counter-productive, unconstitutional nitpicking, crime will go down. 

Crime will also go down if criminals have to consider the possibility that their victims could be armed and could shoot back. It's no surprise that the “dog that didn't bark” -- the mass murders that were planned but never occurred -- happened in places like the Appalachian School of Law or Pearl High School in Mississippi.  In these places, citizens with guns stopped horrific crimes. 

New Hampshire could soon join them on the list of states where people are allowed to exercise their constitutional rights to protect themselves without asking “May I?” from the government.

ACTION: Urge your state senator to cosponsor and support Senate Bill 116.

HOW TO CONTACT-WRITE YOUR STATE SENATORS.  

After clicking on this link here, simply identify your state senator, click on their email address and then copy-n-paste the message below.

URGENT UPDATE: There will be a hearing on SB 116 this Thursday, January 29 at 1PM in Representatives Hall in the New Hampshire State House.  Please plan on attending!  And while you do not have to speak at the hearing, please write your name on the sign in sheet as being in FAVOR OF SB 116!

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

Please cosponsor and support Senate Bill 116, introduced Senators Jeb Bradley (R) and David Boutin (R).

The concept of “constitutional carry” is simple:  An individual's ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn't depend on a “permit” from the government. 

You don't need a government license to write a book.  So why should you have to get the government's okay in order to carry a firearm to protect yourself and your family? 

Currently, Americans in Vermont, Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, and most of Montana can carry a firearm without a government license.  Lest anyone fail to notice, these are not exactly high-crime areas as a result of their diligence for the constitutional rights of their citizens.  In fact, these are some of the safest places in America. 

Senate Bill 116 would add New Hampshire to that illustrious list of Constitution-loving states. 

Make no mistake about it.  Under Senate Bill 116, if a criminal carried a gun in connection with a crime, he has committed a crime and is going to prison. 

But that's just the point:  If law enforcement is allowed to focus on the “bad guys,” rather than the enforcement of silly counter-productive, unconstitutional nitpicking, crime will go down. 

Crime will also go down if criminals have to consider the possibility that their victims could be armed and could shoot back. It's no surprise that the “dog that didn't bark” -- the mass murders that were planned but never occurred -- happened in places like the Appalachian School of Law or Pearl High School in Mississippi.  In these places, citizens with guns stopped horrific crimes. 

New Hampshire could soon join them on the list of states where people are allowed to exercise their constitutional rights to protect themselves without asking “May I?” from the government.

Again, please cosponsor SB 116.

Sincerely,