N.H. Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Reject More Background Checks For Gun Sales

Mar 11, 2015

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The New Hampshire House voted in a nearly a 2-1 margin to reject a bill to require criminal background checks on all commercial firearm sales.

Prior to the vote, Republican John Burt from Goffstown, argued that requiring criminal background checks would be a waste of time.

“All this bill is going to do is interrupt law-abiding citizens, that’s all any gun legislation does, because the criminal will always have his gun,” Burt said yesterday.

Later this spring the House will take up a Senate backed bill that eliminates the need for permits to carry concealed firearms.