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Gov. Sununu Likely to Sign Concealed Carry Bill

Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, is likely to sign the bill

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    N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu at the State House in Concord, N.H., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    A bill that would remove the licensing requirement for carrying concealed guns is on its way to the governor after the New Hampshire House passed it. 

    Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, is likely to sign the bill. The House passed it 200-97 on Thursday; the Senate already approved the measure. 

    Former Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, vetoed a similar bill the last two years. 

    Existing law allows anyone who can legally own a gun to carry it openly. But to carry it out of sight, such as in a purse or under a jacket, a person must get a license from local law enforcement or town officials. The police can take into consideration whether the person is "suitable" to hold a license. 

    The National Rifle Association says concealed carry is legal in 11 states, including Maine and Vermont. 

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