N.H. House Lawmakers to Debate Concealed Carry, Marijuana Decriminalization

Jan 29, 2017

New Hampshire lawmakers will tackle two controversial issues this week: gun laws and marijuana policy.

Earlier this month the state Senate agreed to remove the license requirement for carrying a concealed firearm. A similar measure has passed the House in the past and is likely to do so again this year. 

But a large crowd is expected, both for and against the repeal, during Tuesday’s public hearing before a House committee.

Another issue likely to attract debate this week is whether to make the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana a violation rather than a crime.

If either bill reaches Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk, he’s said he's likely to sign them.