A license is no longer required to carry a loaded gun under a jacket or in a purse in New Hampshire.

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation Wednesday removing the requirement that people get a license from local officials to carry concealed guns.

The National Rifle Association says that makes New Hampshire the 11th state — including Vermont and Maine — that doesn’t require a license or permit in most cases. Sununu’s Democratic predecessor, now U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, vetoed similar legislation multiple times.

“This is about making sure that our laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to that ‘live free or die’ spirit that makes New Hampshire the great state that it is,” Sununu said before signing the bill. He was flanked by gun rights activists and fellow Republican lawmakers.

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