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NH legislator drops gun before safety meeting

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire state representative has dropped his gun on the floor of a state building while preparing to attend a hearing by a committee that deals with public safety.

A fellow committee member says Northwood Republican Rep. Kyle Tasker dropped the gun in the legislative office building on Tuesday before attending a meeting of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee. Sanbornton Republican Rep. Dennis Fields says he saw it.

It’s unknown if the gun was loaded.

Carrying a firearm isn’t illegal in the Statehouse complex after the Republican Legislature lifted a ban last year.

Tasker listed firearm law reform as one of his priorities in the legislator handbook. He hasn’t returned phone calls seeking comment.

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