By ALLIE MORRIS
It’s now legal to carry a concealed loaded gun in New Hampshire without a license.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed so-called “constitutional carry” into law Wednesday morning, his first signing since taking office in early January.
“It is common-sense legislation,” he said during a ceremony in the Executive Council chambers. “This is about making sure that our laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to the live-free-or-die spirit.”
The signing marked a GOP victory a week after the bruising defeat of right-to-work, one of Sununu’s top priorities.
Republicans in control of the Legislature have sought to repeal the licensing requirement in recent years, but Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan consistently vetoed the change, saying it threatened to weaken public safety.