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NH Firearm Legislation

Postby JustinNH » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:08 pm

Just got this email from the NRA regarding some bills being proposed here in NH:

Several firearm-related bills are scheduled for a hearing in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Thursday, February 21 in Representative Hall.

The following anti-gun bills will be considered:

HB 290-FN, introduced by state Representative Delmar Burridge (D- Cheshire 16), would prohibit individuals without a carry permit from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building. This legislation imposes unnecessary restrictions on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms and provides no benefit to public safety. This hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m.

HB 396, introduced by Representative Cynthia Sweeney (D-Sullivan 8), would establish a committee to study the effect of mandated safety training or instruction prior to the purchase or acquisition of a firearm. This legislation would be an extremely costly endeavor that places an undue burden on law-abiding citizens wishing to exercise a constitutional right. This hearing will take place at 2:00 p.m.

The following pro-gun bills will be considered:

HB 609, introduced by Representative Daniel Itse (R-Rockingham 10), requires each individual school district to vote to establish policies and procedures relative to licensed school employees carrying a firearm while on school property. This legislation gives school boards the option to allow employees who hold a pistol/revolver to carry the job, increasing the safety of students and school employees across the state. This hearing will take place at 11:00 a.m.

HB 451-FN, introduced by Representative J.R. Hoell (R-Merrimack 23), is an omnibus bill of which a key provision would repeal the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver. This legislation would allow law-abiding gun owners to carry their firearms for self-defense without going through the arduous process associated with obtaining a pistol/revolver license. This hearing will take place at 1:00 p.m.

Please contact members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and urge them to stand up for our firearms freedoms when they vote on these measures next week! Click here to view contact information for members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
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Re: NH Firearm Legislation

Postby take'emgreenheads » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:23 pm

Any word on the new legislation
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Re: NH Firearm Legislation

Postby JustinNH » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:57 am

take'emgreenheads wrote:Any word on the new legislation


I have not checked anything official and no further emails from the NRA on the issues.
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Re: NH Firearm Legislation

Postby JustinNH » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:06 pm

New Hampshire: House Scheduled to Vote Wednesday on Legislation that Erodes Your Inherent Right to Self-Defense

On Wednesday, March 20, the state House of Representatives is scheduled to consider House Bill 135, introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11). If passed and enacted, this misguided legislation would drastically infringe upon your inherent right to self-defense by repealing important self-defense provisions enacted in 2011.
HB 135 would make the following changes to New Hampshire’s current self-defense laws:
Eliminates the provision that allows a person to use deadly force anywhere he or she has a legal right to be. This limits an individual’s ability to defend themselves or a third party from assault to their own place of residence.
Amends the definition of non-deadly force by removing the provision that specifies the act of producing or displaying a weapon is considered non-deadly force. Thus, drawing or exhibiting your firearm to intimidate a perpetrator could be considered deadly force.
Repeals the provision granting civil immunity for the use of force in certain circumstances. The elimination of this provision removes legal protections for law-abiding citizens acting in self-defense.

HB 135 was reported by a 12-6 vote with an “ought to pass” recommendation by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, despite the fact that it severely encroaches on your inherent right to self-defense and will render law-abiding citizens and their loved ones defenseless victims.

Given the partisan Committee report, it is very important that you contact your state Representative(s) TODAY. Let your state Representative(s) know that HB 135 is a step in the wrong direction for New Hampshire and respectfully urge him or her to oppose HB 135 when considered on Wednesday. Click here for contact information and help identifying your state Representative(s).
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