Superior Court Orders Newton NH Police Chief to Issue Gun License & Pay Attorney Fee Costs

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Ammoland

Concord, NH --( In a court case that should give notice to every police chief in New Hampshire to obey the law on issuing concealed carry licenses, Rockingham County Superior Court Judge Kenneth R. McHugh ordered Newton Police Chief Lawrence Streeter to issue Robert J. Ferrara’s concealed carry license (License to Carry) and awarded attorney fees and costs.

Under New Hampshire law (RSA 159:6-f), an issuing authority – typically the police chief – may be personally liable to pay reasonable attorney fees and costs for violating the state law on issuing licenses (RSA 159:6). In this case, the Town of Newton was also sued and could be held responsible to pay as well.

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