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Gun-related news from the NRA
Tell NRA to pull this guy out of New Hampshire NOW!
By the Honorable Bob Clegg, President of Pro-Gun New Hampshire and former NH Senate Majority Leader
“…New Hampshire is too stupid to know what it needs…” John Hohenwarter’s statement to Bob Clegg
[Posted Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 11:20 p.m.] John Hohenwarter is the NRA-ILA representative to New Hampshire. In the time Mr. Hohenwarter has been here he has managed to do what the best anti-Second Amendment groups have not. On behalf of the NRA, he has stopped the passage of the Constitutional Carry bill, the Ward Bird bill, and the bill to allow a person to stand their ground when attacked, a true right of self defense.
[Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 9:10 p.m.] (Please refer to our earlier article, http://pgnh.org/nra_pushes_gun_control_jeopardizes_constitutional_carry )
Today the NH state senate voted to put HB330, the Constitutional Carry bill, (and three other pro-gun bills – HB210 and HB378, both on castle doctrine/stand-your-ground, and even HB225, on return of seized property) on hold until next year.
[Posted Monday, May 9, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.] The following message was emailed to all members of Pro-Gun New Hampshire this morning:
Dear PGNH member:
We've sent you emails before urging you to contact your state rep or state senator on some piece of legislation, but this is the most serious request we've ever sent.
The Constitutional Carry bill, HB330, passed the NH House of Representatives by a vote of 244 to 109, and is now in the Senate. You'd think it would be a slam dunk, but... remember the old adage about "too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth"? Well, the NRA rep, John Hohenwarter, and GO-NH, are urging the Senate to "amend" HB330 by replacing it with a completely different version. Their version attempts to make our carry licenses more difficult to obtain by adding new mandatory requirements, and actually creates new gun control, particularly with regard to minors! Further, they would have this legislation proceed without a public hearing -- "in the dark." But never mind these things: what's most important is that the House HAS ALREADY REJECTED this version -- so if the Senate foolishly adopts it (or makes any other changes to the House version, which took a lot of work to create), then the entire bill dies. That means that all the work that went into it will have been wasted, and New Hampshire will lose its opportunity to pass Constitutional Carry. It would be a shame if we lost gun rights not because of pro-gun versus anti-gun arguments, but just because of personal politics.
The Senate votes on this next Wednesday, May 11. PLEASE call or email your state senator before then and leave a message asking him or her to pass the Constitutional Carry bill, HB330, THE WAY IT CAME OUT OF THE HOUSE, without further amendments. (Your message should include your name and address, which will confirm that you're a constituent of the senator.)
Here's how to find your state senator: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/members/wml.aspx
Please call Chris Cox at the NRA-ILA at (800) 392-VOTE (8683) and tell him that you are not happy with the NRA’s misguided meddling.
Again, this is the most important request we've ever sent. All you have to do is leave a short message, or email, to your state senator before Wednesday. Thanks!
Here is the complete text of the NRA-submitted legislation. (We have X-ed out the identity of the State Senator whom the NRA rep persuaded to submit it.) TEXT BETWEEN SQUARE BRACKETS -- [xxxx] -- represents portions of the existing statute that are to be DELETED . Text in bold italics indicates new text to be ADDED. The "Amended Analysis" is written by the New Hampshire Office of Legislative Services.
[Posted Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 6:40 p.m.] HB330, the Constitutional Carry bill, passed the NH House of Representatives by a vote of 244 to 109, as reported here earlier. Now it is scheduled for a public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Commitee this Wednesday, April 20, at 1:15 p.m., in State House room 100. Fifteen minutes earlier, at 1:00 p.m., the committee will hear HB544, the knife-rights preemption bill. Please attend both hearings to support these bills, and contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Chair Matthew Houde (Senate office 271-2118); Vice-Chair Sharon Carson (Senate office 271-2674); Fenton Groen (Senate office 271-3045); and Jim Luther (Senate office 271-2246).
[Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 7:50 p.m.] Two legislative bills dealing with defense of self and property have passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives (as reported earlier), and are now scheduled for public hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee. In addition, a similar Senate bill is on its way to the House.
HB210 (bill text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0210.html ) will be heard by the Senate Judiciary on Thursday, April 7, at 1:15 p.m.; HB378 (bill text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0378.html ) will be heard by the same committee immediately afterwards, at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are in Room 101 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), behind the State House. Meanwhile, SB88 (bill text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/SB0088.html ) will be heard by the House Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m.; that hearing is in Room 204 of the LOB. PGNH supports all three bills.
[Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at 3:30 p.m.; updated 6:05 p.m.] The New Hampshire House of Representatives just passed HB330, as amended in committee, by a vote of 244 to 109. Rep. Hoell's proposed floor amendment, which would have replaced all of that bill with different language, failed by a vote of 261 to 41, despite its support by Gun Owners of New Hampshire through their website (gonh.org) and their membership email alerts. PGNH opposed the Hoell amendment, as described in an earlier article on this website at http://pgnh.org/the_anti_gun_consequences_of_jr_hoells_proposed_floor_amendment_to_hb330, and supported both the original HB330 and the committee amendment (whose authors included a number of PGNH Advisors, including the Speaker of the House); see our earlier article at http://pgnh.org/important_house_votes_on_tuesday_march_15_contact_your_state_reps. One floor amendment to the committee-amended version did pass, but that merely removed the explicit reference to federal gun laws (item "j" of the amended bill's Section 2), something that we find of no consequence either way.
by Evan Nappen, General Counsel to Pro-Gun New Hampshire
[Posted Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.] The simplistic approach of JR Hoell’s proposed amendment to HB330 just repealing RSA 159:4 will cause a loss of gun rights and turn “Constitutional Carry” into “Unconstitutional Carry.” Unfortunately, Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GO-NH) is supporting this.
Instead of no license being needed, the license can easily be construed as MANDATORY by the courts: The following gun rights will be LOST:
[Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 9:00 p.m.; updated on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.] Please see our article posted on February 18 for background information on the following bills, which have been under the jurisdiction of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
HB330, the most important gun bill of the year: Please contact your state rep(s) ASAP and ask them to approve, on Tuesday, the committee recommendation of “Ought to Pass with Amendment,” but NOT to approve Rep. Hoell’s proposed floor amendment. Here’s why: HB330 is the “Constitutional Carry” bill, allowing concealed carry without a license – like Vermont, Alaska, and Arizona. The amendment adopted by the Criminal Justice committee by a vote of 11 to 6 provides legal clarification acceptable to various factions. You can see the amendment at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/amendments/2011-0637h.html. Note: some people have objected to a portion of the amended bill that references federal gun law, and there is a floor amendment to remove that reference; we believe the bill would have the same effect with or without mentioning the federal law. On the other hand, Rep. Hoell’s proposed floor amendment (within the House calendar at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/caljourns/calendars/2011/houcal2011_23.html) would replace the entire bill with different language which we believe would create enormous legal problems, as detailed in the article at http://pgnh.org/the_anti_gun_consequences_of_jr_hoells_proposed_floor_amendment_to_hb330.
[Posted Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 9:10 p.m.] We have been informed that the Toys R Us store in Nashua has a large sign at the entrance stating that "possession of firearms is prohibited on these premises."
Such prejudiced, ignorant prohibitions are unfair to women, seniors, and the handicapped -- the people most disadvantaged by being denied their right to self-defense. We call for a boycott of this store.
Five important bills will have public hearings Thursday, February 24, in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety CommitteeLegislation
[Posted Friday, February 18, 2011, at 6:05 p.m.] The following important Second Amendment bills will have their public hearings on Thursday, February 24, 2011, before the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, room 204 of the Legislative Office Building (behind the State House).
We urge you to attend these hearings in support of these bills, or at least contact the committee members as well as your state representative(s).
Committee information: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committeedetails.aspx?code=H26 . To find your state representative, see http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx. Note: The text, status, and docket (history and scheduling) of any bill can be found by going to http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/quick_search.html.
10:00 a.m. HB330 is Rep.
Jenn Coffey's Constitutional Carry bill, described in an earlier article on
this website (see, in particular, http://pgnh.org/constitutional_carry_bills_in_the_new_hampshire_legislature
). This is the big one, allowing concealed carry without a license. Bill text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0330.html
1:00 p.m. HB378
provides that a person who is on his or her own property and who responds to a
trespasser who refuses to leave and displays a firearm or other means of
self-defense with the intent to warn away the person making the threat shall
not have committed criminal threatening.
(The "Ward Bird" bill.) Bill text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0378.html
1:45 p.m. HB235 is the "parking
lot" gun bill. It permits the carrying
of a firearm in one's personal motor vehicle and prohibits a business entity
from banning or taking action against an employee, customer, or invitee from possessing
a firearm locked in such person's motor vehicle while on the business entity's
premises. Bill text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0235.html
2:30 p.m. HB544 includes knives as well as firearms and ammunition to the materials over which the state has exclusive authority, preempting towns and cities. Bill text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0544.html
3:15 p.m. HB 334
clarifies and extends RSA 159:26 (preemption) to include all government
agencies. It provides that all
delegations of the state's authority to prohibit or regulate the purchase,
ownership, use, possession, transportation, licensing or permitting, taxation,
or other matters pertaining to firearms, firearms components, ammunition, or
firearms supplies shall be by statute only. Bill text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0334.html