I’d certainly welcome it since I live a stone’s throw from New Hampshire and do a lot of shopping there. The issue has been kicking around for a few years, but with a Democrat occupying the Governor’s Mansion for some time now… From the Concord Monitor:
Whether the Legislature could actually push through a form of constitutional carry largely depends on the governor.
â€śIt really is a function of who is governor. Gov. Hassan will likely veto any pro-Second Amendment legislation,â€ť Hoell said.
In an interview with the Monitor last week, Hassan said she supports Second Amendment rights, but stopped short of saying sheâ€™d sign the bill into law.
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…Walt Havenstein, her Republican challenger for governor, said he supports the idea of constitutional carry. â€śI think because the Constitution allows that, and not only allows that, it is a right,â€ť Havenstein said. Havenstein criticized the recent changes by the Department of Safety while saying heâ€™d want a broad dialogue before making the change.
According to recent polling, Gov. Hassan currently enjoys a 6-10 point lead over Havenstein. Not really surprising, given that, firstly, a lot of people from Massachusetts moved to Southern New Hampshire over the past many years, and secondly, that — historically — voters tend to give Governors at least two terms to prove themselves worthy or not. In N.H. the term is for two years.