Thanksgiving and Christmas are major travel holidays. As you prepare for this season, it’s a good plan to review the rules of any states you’ll be travelling through if you plan on carrying your firearm. To get started, reread this post from June 9, 2017.
As travel season approaches, it’s always a good idea to review gun travel laws because they do change frequently. For example, I was speaking with a friend that lives in Maine and is heading to the White Mountains in New Hampshire to do some overnight backpacking. The question that came to mind was, can he carry across the border?
“It’s now legal to carry a concealed, loaded gun in New Hampshire without a license,” reported the Concord Monitor in February of this year. “Nonresidents who wish to carry concealed guns in New Hampshire would no longer need to get a license from state police, according to the bill’s fiscal note. The new law took effect immediately.
New Hampshire follows a number of other states that have recently eliminated licensing requirements, including Idaho, Mississippi and neighboring Maine.”
The Monitor continues:
Under the new law, anyone who can legally possess a gun under state and federal law can carry it concealed in a purse, car or briefcase without a license. State statute bars convicted felons or people subject to restraining orders from possessing a gun. Under federal law, drug users, fugitives and people convicted of certain domestic violence crimes, among others, cannot have firearms.
The state’s licensing process will remain in place so people who want to carry concealed outside state lines can get the necessary paperwork.
NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch on New Hampshire’s ‘constitutional carry’ law
Read more here from The Shooter’s Log about the regulations in each state.