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.