On Friday, August 9, 2019, Republican Governor Chris Sununu stood up to anti-gun Democrats by vetoing several gun control bills.
Sununu killed anti-gun bills that would have imposed background checks on all private firearms transfers, expanded “gun-free zones” in schools, and established a mandatory waiting period for gun sales.
The pro-gun New Hampshire Governor, who signed Constitutional Carry in 2017, stood strong against these anti-gun measures.
Sununu declared, “These bills would not solve our national issues nor would they prevent evil individuals from doing harm, but they would further restrict the constitutional rights of law-abiding New Hampshire citizens.”
HB 109 would effectively ban all private firearms transfers that are not conducted by a licensed dealer. Under HB 514, would add three extra days to the time period between a gun purchase and its transfer.
The third bill, HB 564, aimed to further restrict who could bring legal firearms on school grounds. According to Guns.com, “Lawful gun owners with a firearm in their vehicle — New Hampshire is a constitutional carry state — would be subject to a class “A” misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,000 fine, should they step out of their car with a gun, even while picking up a student.”
None of these bills have enough votes to override Governor Sununu’s veto.