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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.
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 invita-tions to criminals.
Gun-related news from the NRA
[Posted Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 10:20 a.m.] See the Legislative Alert article posted below on 1/1/12.
[Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 9:30 p.m.] See the Legislative Alert article posted below on 1/1/12. HB536 and HB194 were not voted on in today's session.
[Posted Sunday, January 1, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.] On Wednesday, January 4, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on three important gun bills. These are good pro-gun bills, and we urge you to contact your state representative and ask him or her to vote in favor of them.
HB536 is a Constitutional Carry bill, allowing concealed carry without a license. (Carry licenses will still be available for those who want to travel to other states that recognize NH licenses with a reciprocal agreement.) Note that the Union Leader recently published an article saying that Governor Lynch will veto the bill if it passes House and Senate; that is all the more reason to ask your state reps to support this bill and to ask other state reps to do so as well. A governor's veto can be overridden with a 2/3 vote (and this was done with the pro-gun bill SB88 in the year just past). The text of HB536, as most recently amended, is at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/amendments/2011-2679H.html .
[Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 9:45 p.m.] Concealed carry licenses should be recognized by other states, just like marriage or driver licenses.
From the NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) today:
"The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an important self-defense measure that would enable millions of Right-to-Carry permit holders across the country to carry concealed firearms while traveling outside their home states. H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, passed by a majority bipartisan vote of 272 to 154. All amendments aimed to weaken or damage the integrity of this bill were defeated."
[Posted Saturday, November 12, 2011, at 1:20 p.m.] PGNH General Counsel, attorney Evan Nappen, has created a free guide to New Hampshire law on the use of deadly force. Go to
[Posted Friday, October 21, 2011, at 9:30 p.m. -- updated Saturday, November 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.] Yesterday, the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee passed, by a vote of 12 to 5, an amended version of HB536, the SECOND Constitutional Carry bill of this year. Constitutional Carry would allow concealed carry of handguns to anyone who can lawfully possess a firearm, without the need for a license or permit -- as has been the law in Vermont since 1903. Licenses would still be issued to those who want them for purposes of reciprocity with other states, as is the law in Alaska (since 2003), Arizona (since 2010), and Wyoming (this year).
by Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
[Posted Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 12:40 p.m.] Cavalry Scout Jamie J. Kiklis was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Tal Afar, Iraq, during June of 2005.
Part of the mission was to take a terrorist stronghold. While engaging the enemy in the pursuit of the objective, Kiklis was hit twice from enemy rounds fired from a terrorist’s AK-47. One bullet struck him in the abdomen and the other struck him in the thigh. Kiklis then crawled into an uncleared room and proceeded to conduct did his own medical treatment and “pulled security” with his Beretta 92 9mm pistol. While he was bleeding and trying to ignore the excruciating pain, his fellow soldiers “put the Bradley through the building,” creating a potential escape route. He gathered all his strength and hopped out on one foot, while heavy enemy fire of bullets and grenades came in from everywhere.
[Posted Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 6:30 p.m.]
By Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law
“Hell is paved with good intentions."
Recently gun dealers were sent a large manila envelope from the NH Firearms Safety Coalition. The packet contained a number of items with a disturbing anti-gun-rights message, including a full color poster proclaiming:
SUICIDES IN NH
FIREARMS ARE THE LEADING METHOD
ATTEMPTS WITH A GUN ARE MORE DEADLY
The poster may be viewed here:
[Posted Sunday,September 18, 2011, at 8:15 p.m.] On Wednesday September 7, the NH Senate voted 17 to 7 to override the governor's veto of SB88, the most important gun bill of the year. The vote was on party lines (Republicans voting for gun rights, Democrats against), with two exceptions: Republican Senators Bob Odell and Nancy Stiles voted to support the governor's veto. On Wednesday September 14, the NH House of Representatives voted 251 to 111 to override the governor's veto, again mostly on party lines; 21 Republican state reps voted to support the governor's veto, while five Democrat state reps voted to override. (The names of those who voted against party lines are listed below.) Since both Senate and House votes exceeded the necessary two-thirds for a veto override, SB88 is now law, to become effective on November 13.
[Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 7:15 p.m.] At 2:00 o'clock this afternoon, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 251 to 111 -- well beyond the required two-thirds majority -- to join the Senate (which voted a week ago) to override Governor Lynch's veto of SB88, despite the frantic and misguided urgings of law enforcement administrators (known to some people as "politicians with badges").
It seems that every time there's legislation in favor of self-defense, government and police officials howl about "blood in the streets" -- and they're ALWAYS proven wrong.