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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 third semi-annual gun show in Concord on Saturday, June 15, 2013. See www.armscollectors.org.
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[Posted Friday, February 17, at 9:30 a.m.] The NH "Gun Line" is not only a waste of your time and money, but it causes dealers to lose sales! This petition will go to the NH state legislature. For background, see our earlier article, http://pgnh.org/legislative_alert_support_hb1220_at_hearing_tomorrow .
[Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.] In contrast to other gun-rights organizations in this state, Pro-Gun New Hampshire was formed with a leadership -- our Board of Directors and Council of Advisors -- comprised of both active members of the state legislature and people who have the respect of the legislature either because they are former legislators themselves or they have earned a reputation for knowledge and maturity about legislative matters.
There are hundreds of bills filed in the New Hampshire legislature each year. Although every one of them must have a public hearing in an appropriate legislative committee, many of these bills are destined to be DOA, for several reasons: they may be too extreme for the committee, they may be poorly drafted, or they may just be of little interest. One important predictor of a bill's future, for example, is the number of co-sponsors it has attracted. It is our job to decide which bills deserve the efforts of our membership to support.
Tomorrow, February 16, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, meeting in room 204 of the Legislative Office Building, will hear the following three bills -- all vaguely gun-related -- which may be well-intentioned, but which we believe have "no traction" and therefore should not require the efforts of our membership to support -- in part because of the danger of the "cry wolf" problem.
Legislative Alert: Please support HB1523, requiring the timely return of seized property (including guns)Legislation
[Posted Monday, February 6, 2012, at 4:15 p.m.] HB1523 will have a public hearing before the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee this Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., in room 204 of the Legislative Office Building (behind the State House). The bill requires property, including weapons, seized by the police to be returned to the owner within a certain time limit if the person is acquitted or the case is dismissed, or if it is found that no abuse has occurred in a domestic violence case.
Legislative alert: three good Fish & Game bills will have public committee hearings on Thursday, February 2Legislation
[Posted Tuesday, January 31, at 4:55 p.m.] Please support the following three Fish & Game bills by testifying at the hearings, or at least by contacting your state rep(s) and the members of the F&G Committee. (See the end of this post for information.)
The public hearings will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, before the House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee, in room 307 of the Legislative Office Building (behind the State House):
At 10:15 a.m., HB1332. This bill provides that conservation officers of the fish and game department may conduct a search based on probable cause rather than reasonable cause. The bill also provides that seized property shall be held at the state’s expense rather than at the owner's expense.
HB1220 Ends New Hampshire Funding Enforcement of the Federal “Brady Bill.”
[Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at 1:10 p.m.] Tomorrow, January 26, at 1:00 p.m., the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety will conduct a public hearing on HB1220 in Room 204 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), behind the State House. HB1220 removes the NH State Police “Gun Line,” which exists only as an enforcement tool of the “Brady Bill.”
[Posted Wednesday, January 25, at 12:20 p.m.] The following gun bills will have public hearings tomorrow. Please support these bills.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, meeting in Room 100 of the State House, will conduct hearings on two bills that have already passed the House. Both of these bills were described in our earlier (January 1) post, http://pgnh.org/legislative_alert_contact_your_state_reps_before_january_4 : HB334 (clarifying and extending state preemption on gun regulation) will be heard at 1:00 p.m.; HB194 (modifying the Fish & Game law about carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle) will be heard at 1:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, meeting in Room 204 of the Legislative Office Building behind the State House, will hear HB1246, which allows NH concealed carry licenses to be issued by your county sheriff or the State Police as well as your local Chief of Police, city mayor, or town selectman.
[Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at 11:40 a.m.] The following is adapted from an article posted at http://www.ammoland.com/2012/01/24/scott-l-bach-good-nra-leadership/ :
“Freedom rests on our shoulders — let’s stand proud and defend it together” says three-term NRA Board member Scott Bach. “If all we have left to muster is sheer force of will and bold intention, we will always find a way to defend freedom – always.”
[Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012, at 10:00 p.m.] A year ago, we announced the members-only raffles of two handguns: a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm pistol, and a Taurus Protector .38 Spl. revolver. (See the article at http://pgnh.org/two_raffle_winners_also_new_raffles_starting_january_2011 .) This weekend, at the Manchester gun show, the winners of both these handguns were drawn. The Kel-Tec 9mm pistol was won by the Honorable Richard E. "Stretch" Kennedy of Hopkinton, an Advisor of PGNH; the Taurus .38 Spl. revolver was won by a PGNH member in Atkinson. (That member's name is not being released, as a confidentiality measure; our bylaws prohibit revealing membership names without permission.) We design the raffles to be generous, with a good chance of winning, as a membership benefit. We will announce the next two members-only raffles shortly.
[Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.] Pro-Gun New Hampshire is proud to announce the appointment of State Representative Ken Kreis as one of our five corporate directors. Formerly one of six Senior Advisors to PGNH, he replaces Bob Pagano, who has been occupied with his gun-brokering business, Tango Yankee, LLC (web: www.tangoyankee.com), and who has graciously stepped down to become a Senior Advisor.
Ken Kreis, the former President of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, is an avid sportsman and firearms enthusiast who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to his position as a member of the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, which oversees state firearms legislation. Ken introduced and defended the first Constitutional Carry bill, Jenn Coffey's HB330, to the floor of the House. He served as the House chair of the Committee of Conference (between House and Senate) on the 2011 bill SB88, which improved firearms rights. Most impressively, he exposed the machinations of state senator David Boutin that kept Constitutional Carry out of SB88, and agreed to publish his report, over his signature, on our website. (See http://pgnh.org/rumor_confirmed_why_senator_boutin_killed_constitutional_carry .) Ken is the owner of Capitol Copy, a successful full-service copy and printing business located across the street from the State House (web: www.capitolcopy.com). A good writer and an expert in typesetting software, he has edited and published newsletters for several pro-gun organizations.
[Posted Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 4:15 p.m.] See the Legislative Alert article posted below on 1/1/12.