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,,,, and

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,, 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 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, lower right of page: Winchester ammo product warning and recall notice - Feb. 4, 2013.)  

Day of Resistance pro-gun rally - Saturday Feb. 23 = 2/23 = .223 - noon to 2 pm - State House, Concord

[Posted Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 7:25 p.m.]

This is a national event.  Go to, click on "Official Rally List" at the bottom of the page, and scroll down to New Hampshire.


ALERT FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21: FOUR gun bills (2 bad, 2 good) will have public hearings in Representatives’ Hall

[Posted Friday, February 15, 2013, at 12:40 a.m.] by Sam Cohen, Executive VP and CEO, Pro-Gun New Hampshire 


Please make every effort to attend the hearings and sign up to testify against the anti-gun bills and in favor of the pro-gun bills, or at least sign the "blue sheet" (for those not speaking) as OPPOSED or SUPPORT, as appropriate. Also note that as of last December, no weapons are allowed in Reps' Hall.

The Original Assault Rifle

[Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 9:30 p.m.]

By The Honorable David Welch, PGNH Senior Advisor 

The Original Assault Rifle 

In Boston, the British confiscated 1700 firelocks (as in "lock, stock, and barrel") with the caveat that they would soon be returned.  As far as I can determine, they never were.  The reason given for the confiscation?  "There was no need for hunting in the town."  HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.

ALERT! HB290 hearing on Thursday February 21 -- FELONY for open carry in public buildings

[Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 3:45 p.m.]

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has finally scheduled the public hearing on HB290, a gun-control bill so horrible that they've scheduled the hearing for Representatives' Hall (which seats 399 people) rather than the committee room for the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.  The hearing is at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 21.

We wrote about this bill earlier (February 1); see the article on our Pro-Gun New Hampshire website,, titled "Next NH anti-gun bill: FELONY for open carry."

Obama does NOT want your guns

[Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 5:20 p.m.]

By attorney Evan F. Nappen, PGNH Counsel

Recently, VP Joe Biden said, at a news conference in Philadelphia, that “any reports that suggest that [Obama] was trying to take weapons away from gun owners was [sic] a “bunch of malarkey.” He further stated that “it was important for the media to dissuade the American public from the idea that the Obama administration was prepared to do something unconstitutional on guns.”

This was very comforting to hear. They just want to calm gun owners’ fears. Biden wouldn’t be trying to lull gun owners into submission, would he?. I am glad to know the White House is not out to disarm us. So, I want to help clarify the Vice President’s message.  

Here are the proofs that Obama does NOT want your guns: