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:

Next NH anti-gun bill: FELONY for open carry

[Posted Friday, February 1, 2013, at 1:45 p.m.]

HB290 is summarized as "AN ACT prohibiting unlicensed persons from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building." Violation is a FELONY. The bill is sponsored by Delmar Burridge and Tim Robertson, two of the worst anti-gun members of the legislature -- and both of them sit on the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, which has jurisdiction over gun bills (so of course they'll vote in committee for their own bill).

The only good news is that the bill hasn't yet been scheduled for a hearing.  We're writing about it now, however, because the anti-gun leadership of the House may well schedule its hearing on short notice, as they did with the "killer" anti-gun bill, HB135.  Please go to the last few articles on this website to read about that bill, and also to see the contact information for the eleven anti-gun members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee -- so you can contact them in advance about HB290 as well as HB135 (which hasn't yet been voted on by the committee as of this date).

You can STILL save NH from bad gun laws

[Posted Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 6:20 p.m.]

By Sam Cohen, Executive Vice President and CEO, Pro-Gun New Hampshire

Last Tuesday, January 22, the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee's hearing on HB 135 was moved twice: first, across the hall to a double room in the Legislative Office Building, and soon afterward, to Representative's Hall in the State House.  It is estimated that over 300 people attended the hearing, and 70 people testified -- 95 percent of them against the bill.  The hearing began at 1:30 p.m. and lasted until after 7:00 p.m.

GOOD gun bill coming up -- hearing Tuesday 1/29/13

[Posted Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 5:15 p.m.]

This Tuesday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m., the NH House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill (HB) 388 in Room 208 of the Legislative Office Building (behind the State House).

State law RSA 650-C:1 is about safe storage of firearms.  This bill would add section 650-C:2, as follows:

"Civil Immunity. No person who stores or leaves on premises under that person’s control a loaded or unloaded firearm shall be held liable in a subsequent civil case for the criminal acts of another person who illegally obtains possession or control of such firearm and uses such firearm in the commission of a felony or a misdemeanor."

Rep. Shurtleff’s HB135 Endangers the Public

[Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 7:15 p.m.]

By Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law
General Counsel and Director, Pro-Gun New Hampshire, Inc.  

HB 135 does three things to endanger the public: 

(1) It permits and encourages rapists, kidnappers, and other violent criminals to civilly sue law-abiding citizens and police who lawfully defend themselves, by repealing New Hampshire’s self-defense immunity law.

First -- and very dangerous -- anti-gun bill of the 2013 NH legislative session

[Posted Friday, January 18, 2013, at 3:45 p.m.; updated Monday, January 21, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.] 

There will be a hearing on anti-gun bill HB135 before the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, January 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 204 of the Legislative Office Building (behind the State House).

This bill would create danger and hardship for the innocent, and encourage criminal attacks.  It reverses progress made on three fronts in previous legislative sessions, by:

Upcoming local 2A events - and a WARNING

[Posted Monday, January 14, 2013, at 11:05 p.m.; updated Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.]

Because of both announced and rumored anti-gun doings in the federal and New Hampshire governments, many organizations (including some new ones) and individuals are sponsoring pro-gun events both nationally and locally.  Here are some events of local interest, starting on Saturday January 19... but first a WARNING: NH State law, RSA 111:15, suggests that if you openly display firearms in a group gathering, you are at risk of arrest and of having your firearms confiscated (as explained later in this article).  

Join the NRA now!

[Posted Friday, January 11, 2013, at 4:20 p.m.] 

by Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law

The single most important thing any gun owner can do right now is join the NRA.  We are facing an onslaught the likes of which we've never seen before.  The anti-gun zealots have pulled out all stops in trying to get their agenda through.  It is strength in numbers that will ultimately be what protects our Second Amendment rights.  Thankfully, the NRA is there and is strong, but it needs to be stronger.  Having a flood of new members joining sends a vital message to those who want to destroy America's freedoms.

Do not believe the NRA bashers: the NRA will NOT compromise on our gun rights.  The stronger the organization becomes, the stronger the wall of defiance will be.  Every gun owner owes it to themselves, their family, and future generations to stand with the NRA, particularly in this time of crisis.  Joining the NRA is easy.  You can call them at 1-877-NRA-2000, or go online to their website, For the small price of a membership fee, you can know that you're making a difference, and you'll receive the full benefits of NRA membership as a bonus.  Please take action now!

Attorney Evan Nappen is a Director and the General Counsel of Pro-Gun New Hampshire,

New handgun raffle: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm pistol

[Posted Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 11:30 p.m.]

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Our latest raffle is for a Smith & Wesson M&P ("Military & Police") Shield pistol chambered for the 9mm Parabellum (aka 9mm Luger, aka 9x19) cartridge.  The raffle prize includes an adjustable Kydex paddle holster with a belt-slot adapter, a belt pouch for a spare magazine, and both practice and self-defense ammunition. For details, click on the "PGNH GUN RAFFLES" link at the upper-left corner of the home page of this website. The pistol and accessories will be displayed at our table at the Manchester gun show, January 12 and 13, 2013 (see  At this time, we also still have raffle tickets available for the North American Arms "Pug-T" .22 Mag mini-revolver with night sights.