"This bus makes a good photo prop. It has the names of 6,000 people who wished they had been armed."

[Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 11:40 a.m.]


Attorney Evan Nappen, Pro-Gun New Hampshire's General Counsel, poses with his pistol in front of the bus that anti-gun New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg sent to Concord yesterday with the names of 6,000 "victims of gun violence."  Evan said, "This bus makes a good photo prop.  It has the names of 6,000 people who wished they had been armed."  

Two PGNH raffle winners drawn and two new PGNH gun raffles started

[Posted Sunday, June 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.]  At yesterday's Fort Constitution Arms Collectors (FCAC) Spring Gun and Knife Show in Concord, the winners of both of the previous PGNH gun raffles were drawn, and two new guns began their raffles.  See the top of the left-side column on the home page of this website, http://www.pgnh.org/, for information on PGNH gun raffles, including details of the new raffles.

PGNH member Melissa Creem of Nashua was the winner of the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm pistol, plus holster, mag pouch, self-defense ammunition, and practice ammunition.  She gave permission to publish her name.

PGNH member Joe Nicoli of Londonderry was the winner of the North American Arms PUG-T .22 Magnum stainless-steel mini-revolver with tritium night sights.  He gave permission to publish his name.

We began raffles for two new guns, with ammunition and accessories, at the show:  a Ruger LC9 9mm pistol and a Kel-Tec P-32 .32 ACP pistol.  In yesterday's show -- held just from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- PGNH members bought 45 of the 100 five-dollar tickets for the LC9, and 27 of the 100 four-dollar tickets for the P-32.


[Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 12:35 a.m.]

Fort Constitution Arms Collectors, the affiliate organization of Pro-Gun New Hampshire, is holding its annual Spring Gun and Knife Show in Concord this Saturday, open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00.  All 70 tables are sold out, with a long waiting list for vendors.  Go to  http://www.armscollectors.org/spring-gun-show.html for details.


Both current PGNH gun raffles are CLOSED -- all tickets have been sold

[Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 12:25 a.m.]

All tickets for the two current PGNH gun raffles -- all 150 for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm pistol (with holster, ammo, etc.), and all 180 for the North American Arms PUG-T .22 Magnum stainless steel mini-revolver with tritium night sights -- have been sold.  (See the PGNH Gun Raffles article at the top of the left sidebar column on the home page of this website.)  Winners will be drawn at the Fort Constitution Arms Collectors gun show in Concord this Saturday, June 15.  (Click on the link in the FCAC article in the left sidebar.)  As of now, any money received in the mail for tickets for those two raffles will be returned.  We hope to start two more handgun raffles at the show.

An Inexpensive Home Security System

[Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 2:20 p.m.]


1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men's work boots.

2. Place them on your front porch along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine.

3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazine.

4. Leave a note on your door that reads:


Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray, and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour. Don't mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I don't think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of 'em in the house. Better wait outside. Be right back.

-- Cooter

(Author unknown.  Retrieved from the internet by Hon. Bob Clegg, PGNH President.)


HB135: our long New Hampshire nightmare is over. (Good riddance.)

[Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. -- updated Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 4:50 p.m.]

Today, the NH State Senate voted, 19 to 5, to "lay on the table" HB135.  To "Lay [a bill] on the Table" is a parliamentary procedure that stops all debate and further motions on a bill (which, in this case, might have embarrassed the anti-gun side), and to "put it on a shelf" -- essentially, killing it.  Technically, a majority vote before the end of the legislative session can resurrect a bill ("take it off the table"), but as a practical matter this never happens (and in this case, it's guaranteed that the Republican majority in the Senate won't do so).  In other words, HB135 was killed in a polite way.  We can only hope that the anti-gun legislators learned from this experience.

NH Senate will vote on HB135 this Thursday, May 23

[Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 12:40 a.m.]

Today is the last day to remind your state senator to kill HB135, which would repeal New Hampshire's "Stand Your Ground" law.  (See the left sidebar on the PGNH.org home page, which has a link to help you contact your state senator.)  Oddly, the NRA misrepresented HB135 in yesterday's email alert, which (quoting their alert) says the bill:

  1. Eliminates the provision that allows a person to use deadly force anywhere he or she has a legal right to be.
  2. 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.
  3. Repeals the provision granting civil immunity for the use of force in self-defense thereby allowing criminals to sue their victims.

This is simply wrong.  In February, the NH House Criminal Justice Committee removed the two worst parts of the original bill (displaying a weapon, civil immunity), leaving only repeal of Stand Your Ground (the first item in the NRA's above list).  That committee vote was confirmed on the House floor in March, followed by the Democrat-majority House passing the stripped-down version by only five votes, 189 to 184.  We understand that it's almost certain that the NH Senate's 13 Republicans will vote to kill the bill on Thursday, along with many of the 11 Democrat Senators, some of whom have publicly announced that they will do so.  (But it's still a good idea to remind your state senator how their constituents feel about the bill.)  Pro-Gun New Hampshire, the most respected Second Amendment organization in the state, has regularly kept its members and the public informed of all of this.

At PGNH's request, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to kill HB388 -- a well-intentioned bill with unintended consequences

[Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.]

We have three times in the past posted articles about HB388, describing it as a good bill and promoting its support in the New Hampshire legislature.  It says:  "No person who stores or leaves on premises under that person’s control a loaded or unloaded firearm shall be held liable in a subsequent civil case for the criminal acts of another person who illegally obtains possession or control of such firearm and uses such firearm in the commission of a felony or a misdemeanor."

As described in our article on March 2, at http://pgnh.org/good_gun_bill_succeeds_in_nh_house, the House Judiciary Committee voted against the bill, but that was overturned on the floor of the House, and the bill went on to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Recently, however, PGNH Director and General Counsel, attorney Evan Nappen, took a closer look at the bill and concluded that it would actually do more harm than good; we summarized our analysis in a letter we sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, as follows:

Good news: NH Senate Judiciary Committee votes 4 to 1 against HB135

[Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 5:20 p.m.]

By The Honorable Bob Clegg, President of Pro-Gun New Hampshire

The NH Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4 to 1 against HB135 (the bill to repeal New Hampshire's "Stand Your Ground" law, which says that you do not have a legal duty to retreat when faced with a deadly threat not just in your home, but anywhere you have a right to be).

Voting to kill HB135: Senators Sharon Carson, R (Committee Chair, and PGNH Advisor); Betty Lasky, D (Committee Vice Chair); Sam Cataldo, R (PGNH Advisor); David Boutin, R.  Voting to accept HB135: Senator Donna Soucy, D.

Senator Donna Soucy said she voted for HB135 because the very few calls she received were asking her to support the bill and repeal "Stand Your Ground."  She seems willing to listen to her constituents, which suggests that it's time for people to ask her to vote to kill HB135 when she votes with the full Senate on this bill. 

Self defense, especially for women, should not be a partisan issue, and New Hampshire should be proud that a number of Senate Democrats agree and have said that they'll vote against HB135.

Let's take the starch out of an ANTI-gun rally - Tuesday April 30, 5:00 p.m., Tilton [UPDATED May 1]

[Posted Friday, April 26, 2013, at 7:20 p.m.]

UPDATE Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 4:25 p.m.:  A PGNH member reports: "People who attended Ayotte's town halls tell me there were 'many more supporters' there than opponents, and the few who were there to disrupt, were shipped in from out of state by the outside-funded radical left-wing Granite State Progress group.  The media loves to make this look like people were clamoring for her ousting over this vote." 

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte is pro-gun, and the only U.S. senator from the eastern states north of Virginia who voted against Obama's gun control schemes in the U.S. Senate -- which makes her a major target for the anti-gun "progressive" idiots from MoveOn and other hate groups.  She's having a town hall meeting in Tilton* at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, and the left-wing, America-hating orcs and demons will be out in force.  Let's show up and beat them at their own game!  Please PASS THE WORD.  (Note: Let's not stoop to their level; we're the respectable, well-behaved ones, right?) *[Winnisquam Regional High School, 435 West Main St., Tilton]

A friend wrote: Here's a call [see below] for mass action by some Democrat statists. Can we put a few hundred libertarians and conservative Republicans in Tilton at their gathering? (We're always at a disadvantage in these situations; Republicans tend to have jobs and family responsibilities.)