NH House Approves Allowing Guns On Campus

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Ignoring a threatened veto, New Hampshire's House voted Wednesday to strip colleges of their right to prohibit guns on their campuses.

The Republican-controlled House voted 180-144 to send the bill to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain

The bill would end colleges' ability to prohibit guns on campuses, including in classrooms. The bill would give the Legislature authority to regulate guns on any public land or in publicly owned or financed buildings, except the courts.

Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat, said Tuesday he would veto the bill if it reaches his desk. He said the bill could mean private companies leasing state-owned office space at Pease International Tradeport would not be able to bar people from bringing weapons into their businesses.

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