N.H. Lawmakers Approve Bill Preventing College Gun Bans

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire lawmakers passed a bill Jan. 4 preventing college, state and local officials from banning guns on campus, in day cares and other public areas. Gov. John Lynch has said he will veto the bill.

The bill passed 180-144, which falls short of the majority needed to override the governor’s veto, the Concord Monitor reports. Lawmakers will also be considering bills that will eliminate the need for a permit to carry a concealed or loaded gun, and allow people to have loaded rifles and shot guns in their cars.

Republican Rep. Steve Cunningham of Sunapee said the bill that passed would clarify who could dictate gun bans. Under the bill, the Legislature would have sole authority to decide where to ban guns.

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