NH House postpones votes on gun bills

[Posted Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 3:25 p.m.]  Yesterday, March 20, the NH House of Representatives did not vote on the two gun bills on its calendar, HB135 and HB290 (see previous articles).  The House session was continued to today, but we learned that the vote on HB135 will be further postponed until the next regular session, Wednesday March 27.  Although we haven't received news on HB290, our Advisors in the House told us that it will certainly be killed; even members of the sponsors' own party described the bill as "stupid."

More on HB135 for your state reps

[Posted Monday, March 18, 2013, at 2:55 p.m.]

Here's something else you can show your state rep(s) about HB135, coming up for a vote in the NH House of Representatives this Wednesday, March 20.  HB135 would repeal New Hampshire's Stand Your Ground law; in other words, if you're out somewhere and confronted with an imminent threat to your life or someone else's that justifies deadly force, HB135 would force you to think about whether you must retreat, even though you have to make a split-second decision about the threat.  Evan Nappen posted a parody article on this website last spring, "Turn Tail and Run" law proposed.  Tell your state rep(s) to go to http://pgnh.org/turn_tail_and_run_law_proposed and consider that article in the context of HB135.

Tell your state reps to kill two bad gun bills coming up on Wednesday March 20

[Posted Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.; updated Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 2:40 p.m. -- and AGAIN at 8:40 p.m.]

UPDATE #1: The orginal title of this post was "Tell your state reps to vote 'no' on two bad gun bills coming up on Wednesday March 20."  We've revised the title, because the actual voting on the floor of the House on Wednesday will be to vote "yes" to SUPPORT the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee's recommendation on a bill, and vote "no" to DISAGREE with the committee's recommendation.  The committee voted to PASS HB135 -- so on Wednesday, we want the House to DISAGREE and vote "no" -- but the committee voted to KILL HB290 -- so we want the House reps to press the "YES" button to AGREE TO KILL THE BILL.  Although the rest of the post (calling them "bad bills") should have explained things, we wanted to make things more clear with this update.

Saturday March 16, 2013: Citizen Use of Force seminar taught by police officers -- Nashua, 4 hours, $25.00/person

[Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.] Pro-Gun New Hampshire is announcing this seminar as a public service.  Note: Gun laws in NH are also discussed in a major article on this website; click on "Gun Law FAQs" in the menu bar that runs across the top of the page.

Universal Background Check, AKA Firearms Registration -- and Why You Shouldn’t Comply

[Posted Monday, March 4, 2013, at 1:55 p.m.]


                          Click here: http://noubc.com/


Mainly good news on NH gun bills

[Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 2:05 p.m.]

On Thursday, February 28, the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held an executive session to discuss and vote on several gun bills, including HB135, HB290, and HB396; for details on these bills, see our previous articles, http://pgnh.org/first_and_very_dangerous_anti_gun_bill_of_the_2013_nh_legislative_session, http://pgnh.org/rep_shurtleff_s_hb135_endangers_the_public, http://pgnh.org/Next_NH_anti-gun_bill_FELONY_for_open_carry, and http://pgnh.org/alert_for_thursday_february_21_four_gun_bills_2_bad_2_good_will_have_public_hearings_in_representatives_hall.

The House has not yet updated its website to show the committee votes, but observers in the committee room reported the following:

Good gun bill succeeds in NH House

[Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 1:20 p.m.]

As we reported in an earlier article, http://pgnh.org/good_gun_bill_coming_up_hearing_tuesday_1_29_13, State Representative Carol McGuire is the prime sponsor of HB388, with co-sponsors that include Rep. Dan Eaton.  HB388 would protect a gun owner from lawsuits resulting from crimes committed by someone who stole that person's gun.  Although the NH House Judiciary Committee voted against the bill 12-6 on February 12, Rep. Gene Chandler (former Speaker of the House, and now House Republican leader) spoke effectively in favor of the bill on the floor of the House on February 20, and the House overturned the committee vote and approved the bill, 211 to 151.  The bill is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Representatives McGuire, Chandler, and Eaton are all Advisors to Pro-Gun New Hampshire, and should be congratulated for their efforts. 

Attention NRA members

[Posted Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 12:25 p.m.]

Although Pro-Gun New Hampshire focuses on NH Second Amendment issues, every so often something of national import deserves publication here for our members' attention.  Joaquin Jackson is up for reelection to the NRA Board of Directors.  A former Texas Ranger, he has publicly advocated restricting rifle magazine capacities to 5 rounds (!!) except for police and military.  This information may be confirmed by a Web search on, for example, "Joaquin Jackson five rounds."  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSGySNLyACE for a video of his TV interview.  If you are a voting NRA member, we suggest voting for 25 OTHER nominees for the NRA Board, to reduce the chance of Jackson being reelected.  Please pass the word.  Thanks to PGNH member attorney Seth Hipple for the heads up.


[Posted Monday, February 18, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.]

By the Honorable Jenn Coffey, PGNH Senior Advisor 

If we believe in the right of the individual, then we know that the individual has the right to choose to defend their life from a criminal act or from a collective that uses the force of government to remove that natural right. The current debate regarding the inanimate object, a firearm, is more about collective hysteria, political rhetoric, and media hype, along with an unnatural fear of an inanimate object.

Winchester ammo recall

[Posted Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.]  Public service notice:

Winchester 5.56mm M855 62 Grain PENE (Note, green tip.) Symbol Number: ZGQ3308, Lot Number: WCC10M106-004 (ONLY this lot is being recalled - may have wrong powder.)  Call Winchester toll-free at (866) 423-5224 for free UPS pick-up and replacement ammunition.  (Confirm this at www.Winchester.com, lower right of page: Winchester ammo product warning and recall notice - Feb. 4, 2013.)