NH House backs waiting periods, background checks on guns
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The New Hampshire House approved several bills Tuesday aimed at tightening the rules on gun purchases in the state, a dramatic shift in a state known to have some of the least restrictive laws in the country.

Supporters in the Democratically-controlled body voted 199-147 in favor of a bill that would mandate a seven-day waiting period on gun sales. The House also approved a bill 203-148 that requires criminal background checks on commercial sales and a seven-day waiting period for gun purchases.

The bills now go to the Democratically-controlled Senate.

Supporters of the waiting period bill argued that limiting the access to guns could dramatically cut the suicide rates in the state.

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