Gun Control

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New Hampshire lawmakers aren't ready to move forward with a bill to make it easier to take guns away from people in danger of harming themselves or others.

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Wednesday voted to retain a bill that would allow family members or law enforcement officers to seek a court order restricting gun access to those posing an immediate risk to themselves or public safety.

Robert Garrova

Lawmakers in Concord heard hours of testimony on a so-called “red flag” gun control bill Tuesday. The measure would temporarily prohibit firearm possession for up to one year for people considered to be a risk to themselves or others.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

The 2019 legislative session begins Wednesday with a vote on gun control in the New Hampshire State House.

The House, which is newly controlled by Democrats - will vote on whether to pass a ban on bringing guns into Representatives Hall