Where Democrat Governors have failed the people of New Hampshire before through their vetoes, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has proudly signed his name enacting Constitutional Carry for the Granite State.
New Hampshire has become the 12th State in the Union that fully recognizes the rights of it citizens to keep and bear arms while not having to ask the government for permission to do so. These 12 states have fully eliminated the poll tax that permits to bear arms foist upon citizens.
No longer will the good people of New Hampshire be forced into a governmental bureaucracy that demands they be complicit in their own oppression.
Governor Sununu released this statement upon signing the bill into law:
“SB 12 ensures New Hampshire citizens are guaranteed the fundamental right to carry a firearm in defense of themselves and their families, as prescribed by Article 2a of our state constitution. This common sense legislation aligns our concealed carry laws with that of our neighboring states of Vermont and Maine and states across the country. This is about safety. This is about making sure that the laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to the Live Free or Die spirit that makes New Hampshire the great state that it is. This is a commitment I made to the people of New Hampshire and I am proud today to fulfill that commitment, signing SB12 into law.”
Live free indeed.
Also, ruminate on this now. The ENTIRE northern half of New England recognizes an individuals right to keep and bear arms without governmental interference. While the entirety of New England gets the rap of being a liberal den of thieves, and i’m not saying the northern states are bastions of conservatism, they do have a strong libertarian streak and passing things like Constitutional Carry is unsurprising once you get out Democrat Governors who hate the 2nd Amendment and continued to veto the will of the people.
Will this libertarian streak continue south to Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island? I wouldn’t hold my breath…but that doesn’t mean its impossible.
Especially as Constitutional carry encroaches from the West. Currently the nearest state outside of New England that recognizes Constitutional Carry is West Virginia. Legislation has been previously proposed in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio (all permit free Open Carry states). If a groundswell of Constitutional Carry takes root in those states you will have effectively surrounded Southern New England and New York with Constitutional Carry states on all sides. When that happens the people of those states may start getting an itch for the liberty they are being denied.
Once again though, its less the PEOPLE’S lack of desire for Constitutional Carry than it is that Democrat Governors stand in the way to ensure that the oppression and the poll taxes remain.
In Missouri the legislature had to override the veto of Dem Gov. Jay Nixon to get Constitutional Carry passed.
In Montana, Dem. Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed Constitutional Carry…AGAIN.
Though Montana too may soon be surrounded by Constitutional Carry States because in neighboring South Dakota, lawmakers in the state House on Thursday gave their approval 37-30 for a constitutional carry measure, forwarding it to the Senate for further review. A similar bill is tracking in North Dakota.
Long story short, Constitutional Carry is a wave that isn’t stopping anytime soon. I envision that it will be the law of most the land soon enough with only a few islands of liberty hating states clinging to tyranny and the oppression of its people.
I congratulate New Hampshire on their renewed freedoms…they will not be the last.
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