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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 Friday, October 12, 2012, at 11:15 a.m.] Nathanael “Teddy” Nappen, Troop 75 Bow, Daniel Webster Council, has completed his Eagle Scout Service Project, which was to help restore the historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club located at 1732 Lake Shore Road in Manchester. This indoor shooting club provides firearm safety training and marksmanship skills to the public and is a non-profit organization. Scouts can also earn their rifle merit badge at this club. The building was built in 1948, and the exterior was in disrepair.
[Posted Monday, September 10, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.] Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GO-NH), the NH state organization that serves as the NRA’s official state affiliate, went out of its way to give low grades to a large list of pro-gun election candidates (see: http://gonh.org/uploads/515/2012__Primary_Voters_Guide_2nd_Edi.pdf), in spite of the NRA itself giving them “A” grades and endorsing them for election.
The NRA graded only those candidates who have a contested primary. Because we are especially familiar with them, we looked at the legislators on that NRA list who serve as Directors or Advisors of Pro-Gun New Hampshire (PGNH) — people who are well-known as respected and successful Second Amendment supporters, and in fact activists, in the NH legislature. The NRA agreed, as shown by the "A" grades and endorsements for election (see: http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/new-hampshire.aspx). We then compared the NRA’s grades for those people against GO-NH’s grades. Here is what we found:
NHFC smears Ovide and others with their “Election Guide”! [Updated to include Lamontagne/Smith debate link and quotes.]Articles
[Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 1:15 p.m.; updated Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 11:20 a.m.]
As Ronald Reagan used to say about lies and baseless attacks, “There you go again.” Unfortunately, the so-called New Hampshire Firearms “Coalition” (NHFC) has persisted in its shenanigans against candidate for NH Governor Ovide Lamontagne and others; although Ovide is distinctly pro-gun, far more so than any other candidate, THEY RATED HIM "D+"!
Pro-Gun New Hampshire (PGNH) alerted you in 2010 when Gun Owners of America gave Ovide an “A” and endorsed him, yet the NHFC gave him an “F”; see “GOA Contradicts NHFC on Ovide Lamontagne”: http://www.pgnh.org/goa_contradicts_nhfc_on_ovide_lamontagneFor this 2012 Republican Primary (note: Primary voting is Tuesday, September 11), NRA rates Ovide Lamontagne an A- and rates Kevin Smith a B+ : http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/new-hampshire.aspx
On Constitutional Carry, here is a video of Ovide Lamontagne debating his Republican primary opponent Kevin Smith last week in Windham. Skip forward to 43:40 to hear it for yourself : http://www.governmentoversite.com/man-street/government-expose/2012-08-30
Attorney Evan Nappen responds to charge that ATF "Hispanic/Latino" question was just "consistency with other government forms"Articles
[Posted Monday, July 16, 2012, at 9:00 p.m.]
On July 10, Attorney Evan Nappen, the General Counsel of Pro-Gun New Hampshire and one of our five corporate Directors, wrote an article on our website, http://www.pgnh.org/, titled "Obama's ATF Targeting Hispanic Gun Buyers" (link: http://pgnh.org/obama_s_atf_targeting_hispanic_gun_buyers). The article was immediately picked up by several other websites, including the Examiner (article link: http://www.examiner.com/article/atf-gun-purchase-form-profiles-latinos-and-hispanics), which posted its article the next day, July 11. In the on-line discussion that followed the Examiner posting, someone commented that the federal government was merely being consistent with its other forms in asking the "are you Hispanic or Latino" question on the new ATF Form 4473 that must be filled out whenever a gun is purchased from a licensed dealer. Attorney Nappen responded to that comment, and his response was posted by Examiner writer David Codrea on July 12 as follows (article link: http://www.examiner.com/article/attorney-responds-to-claim-that-consistency-was-purpose-behind-atf-form-change):
[Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 6:50 p.m.]By Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law
A new, controversial question now appears on the most recent “Firearms Transaction Record Part I – Over-the Counter” (A.K.A. Form 4473), which must be filled out by anyone purchasing a firearm from a Federal Firearm Licensee, meaning a gun shop or other licensed dealer. According to the ATF, this new Form 4473 must be used after July 9, 2012 and previous editions are obsolete. (See: http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-4473-1.pdf)Every person completing this form must now, under a new question “10.a,” either confirm or deny whether they are Hispanic/Latino. Failure to do so will cause potential criminal prosecution and a denial of Second Amendment Rights. The Form 4473 has been around since 1968, but never before has one ethnic group been singled out where individuals have to affirmatively state whether they ARE or ARE NOT a member.
[Posted Friday, June 29, 2012, at 10:40 p.m., updated Saturday, June 30, at 8:40 a.m.] A month ago, a police officer in Portland, Maine, stopped a person for openly carrying a pistol -- which is legal in Maine. The person was a law student who clearly stated that he did not consent to search or seizure, and who cited several important court cases (including US Supreme Court cases) that defended his Fourth Amendment rights not to be stopped without articulable suspicion of violating the law, nor to have his gun seized, nor to be forced to identify himself. The man requested that the officer call his supervisor; the police supervisor arrived and had the man released.
The Web article, at http://www.infowars.com/law-student-takes-cop-to-school-after-being-illegally-stopped-for-carrying-gun/ , includes the video of the event that the man took with his cell phone camera, as well as Web links to these cases:
[Posted Friday, June 8, 2012, at 9:45 a.m.]
The New Hampshire legislature recently passed a bill, HB1699, that extends the definition of a DUI misdemeanor to include being under the influence of not only “intoxicating liquor or [a] controlled drug,” but also any “prescription drug, over-the-counter drug, or any other chemical substance, natural or synthetic, which impairs a person’s ability to drive.”
The merits or faults of this bill are not the subject of this article. Rather, we note that Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GO-NH) recently emailed an “alert” that claimed that the new definitions under HB1699 could “classify you as a drug addict under federal law, thereby denying your 2nd Amendment rights entirely!”
This is simply false.
[Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.; updated Friday, June 1, 2012, at 9:40 p.m., and Monday, June 4, 2012, at 9:15 a.m.]
Dear member of Pro-Gun New Hampshire:Our state of New Hampshire is at a crossroads. This year’s elections will determine what happens not only to our economy, but to our liberties – especially our Second Amendment rights!
New Hampshire stands out among the various states for having a citizen legislature, with 400 state representatives – one for every 3,300 citizens. In many districts, you can get elected with only five or six hundred votes. Our legislators are not career politicians, but ordinary men and women like you. Many people have found that they can maintain a full-time job and still serve as a state representative. During the legislative season (only part of the year), the House meets in full session normally only on Wednesdays, with most committee meetings held on Tuesdays or Thursdays.A number of our current state representatives will not run again, leaving their seats open to people who may or may not support individual liberty and the right to keep and bear arms. In the past, some seats have fallen to anti-liberty socialists only because no-one ran against them. The makeup of our legislature determines the future of our state, and that process starts with good people running for election to the House of Representatives. If you have the integrity to stand up for your principles, you can help maintain the precious position of New Hampshire as the Live Free or Die state. And you can contribute even more by influencing other state reps.
Serving as a legislator is a mark of honor – and when you’re elected to the legislature, your name can forever be preceded with the words “The Honorable…”There are many organizations and individuals who can teach you what you need to know to successfully campaign for office and serve effectively and intelligently as a state representative:
[Posted Friday, May 18, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. -- updated Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.]
As predicted, the NH Senate finally killed HB536 – which, after a complete re-write by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, and another complete rewrite by the Senate Judiciary Committee, was the last chance this year for Constitutional Carry in New Hampshire.
There are four “gun groups” in New Hampshire. The NH chapter of Second Amendment Sisters has done exemplary work in educating and training women in self-defense, but for now has focused on that project rather than on legislative advocacy.** For opinions on gun-related legislation, the state legislature looks to Pro-Gun New Hampshire (PGNH), Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GO-NH), and the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition (NHFC), as well as the NH representative of the NRA.
There are two prevalent opinions on why there hasn’t been legislative progress on pro-gun legislation in recent times:
[Posted Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 11:10 a.m.] Editor’s note: New Hampshire State Senator Sharon Carson, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and an Advisor to Pro-Gun New Hampshire, presented the following for publication on our website, www.PGNH.org. It is a version of her statement about HB536 on the Senate floor on May 2nd under Senate Rule 2-17, which among other things allows senators to “as a matter of personal privilege, defend his/her position on a bill…against unfair or unwarranted criticism.”