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Fort Constitution Arms Collectors
Pro-Gun New Hampshire's affiliate organization, Fort Constitution Arms Collectors, meets once a month. Those joining FCAC also become members of PGNH, and PGNH members receive a $20 discount on the initiation fee when they join FCAC. FCAC will hold its fifth semi-annual gun show in Concord on Saturday, March 15, 2014. See www.armscollectors.org.
Pro-Gun Friday radio show
Attorney Evan Nappen, PGNH General Counsel, is on the radio, with live audio on the internet, every Friday morning from 11:05 to 11:30 a.m. Click here for details.
Click here to see a list of anti-gun places and products to boycott, because supporting them supports gun control. Remind people that there's plenty of proof that so-called "gun free zones" are invitations to muggers, rapists, and deranged mass killers.
Gun-related news from the NRA
[Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2010, at 7:15 p.m.] "More misinformation from the [New Hampshire] Firearms Coalition" -- That's the subject line of an email message from State Representative David Welch to state representatives and others. We think the word should have been "disinformation" -- an intentional misleading -- rather than the more innocuous word "misinformation."
We've copied David's email message, with permission, below -- followed by commentary from the PGNH President, Bob Clegg. The NH Firearms Coalition has a habit of attacking pro-gun figures -- in this case both David Welch, one of the finest pro-gun figures in the state legislature (and the former Chair, for many years, of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, which decides firearm bills), and Gene Chandler, the pro-gun former Speaker of the House. Welch, Chandler, and Bill O'Brien (Chandler's rival to be the next Speaker) are all honored members of the Pro-Gun New Hampshire Council of Advisors. In fact, Dave Welch was among the very first choices for the Council when PGNH was formed almost five years ago.
[Posted Friday, November 12, 2010, at 10:45 p.m.] Pro-Gun New Hampshire General Counsel, attorney Evan F. Nappen (www.efnappen.com), discovered that the NH DMV was no longer putting one’s legal address on driver’s licenses, if it was different from one’s mailing address. Previously, you could have a mailing address, such as a post office box, on the front of the license and still have your legal address on the back of the license.
DMV was now putting ONLY mailing addresses on new or renewed driver’s licenses. This placed potential gun purchasers in a position of not being able to use their NH driver’s licenses for gun purchases if their mailing address did not happen to be the same as their legal address. Federal law requires a legal address be on a government issued identification to buy a firearm from a licensed gun dealer. This created a de facto gun ban for these persons with no legal address on government issued identification.
[Posted Monday, November 8, 2010, at 10:15 p.m.] PGNH Director Richard Aldrich has retired from the Board of Directors due to health reasons, and is now a Senior Advisor (a new position) in our Council of Advisors. Bob "PJ" Pagano, a long-serving Advisor, has been appointed a Director to fill Richard's vacancy. PJ is President of the New Hampshire Firearms Dealers Association; an active competitive shooter/organizer; an active NRA and FNRA volunteer; and a former GO-NH Director.
We have also created Senior Advisor positions for four other Advisors, so our list of Senior Advisors now reads as follows (in alphabetical order):
Senior Advisor Richard Aldrich - PGNH Director, 2006-2010; Major, USAF (Ret); former GO-NH Director; Treasurer, Wilson Hill Pistol Club
Senior Advisor Jenn Coffey - State Representative; National Director of Legislative Affairs, Second Amendment Sisters
Senior Advisor Ed Naile - PGNH Director, 2006-2010; Chairman, Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers
Senior Advisor Earl Sweeney - (temporary) Liquor Commissioner, State of New Hampshire, on leave from position as Assistant Commissioner, NH Dept of Safety; former Director, NH Police Standards and Training Council
Senior Advisor Dave Welch - State Representative; former Chairman of the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee; Revolutionary War historian and (armed) reenactor
[Posted October 6, 2010, at 7:15 p.m., on behalf of Sport & Tackle, Hooksett, NH] Location: Sport & Tackle, 1562 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, NH (across the street from Riley's Sport Shop)
Call Steve to reserve your space: (603) 928-7880 -- only 20 spaces available -- $20 per space (8' x 6')
Rent a space and bring a table and/or blanket and sell/swap your used hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, boating, and/or archery equipment. Do not miss this fun event!
[Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.]
Here is what GOA (Gun Owners of America) has to say about Ovide Lamontagne:
Owners of America Political Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Ovide Lamontagne
in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary for U.S. Senate.
Granite State gun owners need a reliable Second Amendment advocate to represent
them in the Senate. Ovide Lamontagne will adamantly oppose the anti-gun schemes
of leaders like President Obama and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid. He will
not act based upon media pressure and political expediency, but will stand up
for the Founder's Second Amendment and the Constitution.
Mr. Lamontagne earned an "A" rating from Gun Owners of America based on his unwavering support of the right to keep and bear arms.
Here is what the NHFC (New Hampshire Firearms Coalition) has to say about Ovide Lamontagne:
Of particular importance is the race for United States Senate. Candidate Ovide Lamontagne has demonstrated his duplicity on the right to keep and bear arms.
Not only did he support legislation that would have eventually become a statewide gun ban, in the guise of creating so-called safe schools, but he continues to defend the flawed concept that prohibiting possession of firearms in any place will make that place safer.
NHFC graded Ovide Lamontagne an “F,” which NHFC says means: Sponsors or promotes legislation hostile to 2nd Amendment civil rights.
[The first of the above three paragraphs is from NHFC's email to its members. The second is from their website, at: http://www.nhfc-ontarget.org/index.php?&p=Candidates10/&fn=2010_primary_grades.html ]
So which “No Compromise” organization is misleading its followers? Is Ovide Lamontagne an “A” or an “F”? Does he demonstrate “duplicity on the right to keep and bear arms” as claimed by NHFC, or has he demonstrated “unwavering support of the right to keep and bear arms” as claimed by GOA?
Both groups cannot be correct in their assessment. You decide.
[Posted Thursday, September 9, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.] Pro-Gun New Hampshire is a non-political organization dedicated to protecting New Hampshire's Second Amendment rights. PGNH does not put out a report card grading candidates running for office on their support of gun rights. Certain other organizations, however, do put out such report cards claiming to portray how the candidates stand on firearms issues. As each of these report cards come out, we at PGNH will "Grade the Graders" to rate how much weight and credibility should be given to the grades in their report cards.
The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition recently distributed such a report card at the Concord gun show (September 4 and 5), grading candidates for the primary elections. The NHFC report card is available online at http://www.nhfc-ontarget.org . Here are our grades for NHFC's Report Card:
New Hampshire Firearms Coalition Awards White Supremacist an “A” Grade, But Gives Gun Shop Owner in Same Primary a “B+”Articles
By former State Senator Bob Clegg, President of Pro-Gun New Hampshire
[Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11:30 p.m.] The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition awarded white supremacist Ryan J. Murdough (R) – Ashland an “A” grade while giving Harold “Skip” Reilly only a B+. “Skip” Reilly owns Skip’s Gun Shop in Bristol and is as pro-gun as one can be. Murdough, on the other hand, is an unabashed racist who has said any number of despicable comments about blacks and Jews.
[Posted Tuesday August 24, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.] Current New Hampshire law -- RSA 627:4 -- says that you if you are attacked in your home, you have no "duty to retreat." HB160 started out as a "castle doctrine" bill, expanding the places where you had no duty to retreat to include anywhere you had a right to be. Unfortunately, the governor had vetoed a similar bill not long ago, and it was felt that this bill also was destined for failure. Then Representative David Welch, a senior Advisor of Pro-Gun New Hampshire, submitted a successful amendment on the floor of the House to change the bill into something better: the bill now said that displaying a gun or other weapon in a self-defense situation is not a crime, if you do so to warn off an attacker. Again, anti-gun forces were pressuring the governor to veto the bill. This time, however, the governor spoke with Pro-Gun New Hampshire president Bob Clegg -- three times (!) -- and Bob's common-sense reasoning won him over. On July 23, HB160 was signed into law, effective the first of next year.
[Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 11:25 a.m.] After the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police mounted last-minute opposition, Governor Lynch vetoed our bill, HB1161. Sponsored by Pro-Gun New Hampshire Advisor Dan Eaton, the House majority floor leader, this bill would have repealed an obsolete law requiring a town license to sell handguns at retail -- in addition to a Federal Firearms License. The Union Leader article is at http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Governor+vetoes+gun-sales+license+bill&articleId=991df859-80d7-40d3-8ee0-25148ee2166e
By E.F. Nappen, Esq.
[Posted Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. This updates the version posted 7/23.] Effective January 1, 2012, the national healthcare legislation passed by Congress contains tax provisions that will require gun dealers to report to the IRS their purchases of guns and any other goods valued over $600. This reporting will be required for purchases from either individuals or corporations. The new IRS provisions apply to all goods and services. IRS 1099 forms will have to be filed, reporting the purchase by the gun dealer. (This same IRS issue exists for gold and silver bullion dealers, coin dealers, knife dealers, car dealers or any other business that buys goods from a person.)
It applies to all businesses who buy from "persons." If you sell your gun for over $600 to an FFL, the FFL must send in a 1099 on you which reports the sale by you to the IRS. It is not simply a "business to business" reporting requirement. (Which, even if it was, would still be bad for business.)