New Hampshire’s Gun Debate: How We Got Here

Feb 14, 2013

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As part of NHPR’s series, A Loaded Issue, we take a historical look at our attitudes toward firearms that have shaped our laws then and now.  A libertarian streak, along with a rural hunting culture in the Live Free or Die state, has meant few restrictions on firearms.  But new arrivals have brought changing attitudes towards guns.


Andy Smith- Director of UNH Survey Center and Associate Professor of Political Science.

Dean Spiliotes- Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the popular website

Edith Tucker-  Reporter for the Coos County Democrat.

And a recorded interview with:

New Hampshire historian Stu Wallace.