Regulating Weapons in New Hampshire Workplaces

In the New Hampshire Bar News, Mark Broth and Anna Cole explain the repercussions of New Hampshire’s “constitutional carry” legislation (repealing RSA 159:4 and amending RSA 159:6) for private and public workplaces:

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed into law the so-called “constitutional carry” legislation, Senate Bill 12, on Feb. 22, 2017, to ensure “New Hampshire citizens are guaranteed the fundamental right to carry a firearm in defense of themselves and their families, as prescribed by Article 2a of our state constitution.”

The law, which took immediate effect, repealed New Hampshire’s law prohibiting individuals from carrying a loaded firearm in their car or concealed on their person without a license (RSA 159:4). Following the enactment of SB12, most individuals in New Hampshire do not need to hold a valid license to carry a loaded weapon openly or covertly on their person or in their car. Many employers are now left asking, what impact, if any, does the change in New Hampshire law have on their ability to make and enforce rules regarding the possession of weapons on their premises?

The full article is available here.