Supporters of “constitutional carry” believe the government should impose no restrictions on carrying a gun openly or concealed.
The Second Amendment is the license and the permit to keep and bear arms.
New Hampshire, an open-carry state, is the latest to allow constitutional carry of concealed handguns, joining Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
— Chris Sununu (@GovChrisSununu) February 22, 2017
New Hampshire gun owners no longer have to seek the government’s permission to exercise their Second Amendment right. From Fox News (emphases added):
“It is common-sense legislation,” the governor said as he announced the law. “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.”
Before this law, anyone who wanted to carry their gun concealed had to apply for a license with local police officials who would decide if they were “suitable” for one. Detractors said this system was too subjective.