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Lax New Hampshire Gun Laws

Posted on the 04 April 2011 by Mikeb302000 reports more on the Craig List Killer story.
I suppose the implication here is not so much that the State of New Hampshire has lax gun laws, which it certainly does, but that the State Line Gun Shop doesn't do enough to ensure the bona fides of its customers.
Markoff, living in Quincy, bought the 9mm pistol Feb. 23, 2009 at the State Line Gun Shop in Mason, N.H., using another man’s New York driver’s license and falsely saying he attended college in New Hampshire, according to reports from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives that were among the files released last week.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said Friday, “This is an example of how lax gun laws in New Hampshire can contribute to gun violence in Massachusetts.’’
He said the gun used to kill Brisman was among 105 firearms bought in New Hampshire and used in Massachusetts crimes in 2009.
Does it mean that New Hampshire gun shops can sell to out-of-state customers? Or was his verbally claiming to be a student in NH enough? Either way, it sounds lax to me.
Do you think the State Line Gun Shop in New Hampshire works like the State Line Casino in Nevada which is situated just across the California border? There, a service is provided for California residents which is denied them in their own state. Is that how it works on the border between New Hampshire and Massachusetts? Does that seem right to you?
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