NH lawmakers set to discuss gun rights

Posted June 14, 2011, at 12 a.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — The state Senate is giving the idea of eliminating the need for a permit to carry concealed, loaded guns anyplace not prohibited by law another chance for passage this year in New Hampshire.

The House and Senate will meet Monday to try to reach a compromise on a bill that lets adults carry the guns without first getting a permit from local police. Gun owners would have the option of getting a permit so they could travel to states with reciprocal permit agreements with New Hampshire.

The bill would not change exemptions in the law, such as for felons carrying weapons.

The bill also would allow the use of deadly force in self-defense or defense of others anywhere someone has the right to be.

Pride parade marches through Boston

BOSTON — Boston Pride Week was marked Saturday with a parade and festival in the city.

The events on Saturday celebrated the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, and promote equality for the groups.

The 41st annual Pride Parade began on Tremont Street in the South end and continued to City Hall Plaza. Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino were among the politicians who showed their support.

Boston Pride Week began last Friday with a ceremonial raising of a rainbow pride flag at City Hall.

Pride Week ends Sunday with afternoon block parties in Jamaica Plain and on Stuart Street.

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