PGNH GUN RAFFLES
Pro-Gun New Hampshire (PGNH) offers frequent and generous gun raffles to our members. To buy raffle tickets, or just to see current PGNH gun raffles, click here: PGNH GUN RAFFLES
How to contact your state legislators
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
HB1220 Ends New Hampshire Funding Enforcement of the Federal “Brady Bill.”
[Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at 1:10 p.m.] Tomorrow, January 26, at 1:00 p.m., the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety will conduct a public hearing on HB1220 in Room 204 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), behind the State House. HB1220 removes the NH State Police “Gun Line,” which exists only as an enforcement tool of the “Brady Bill.”
[Posted Wednesday, January 25, at 12:20 p.m.] The following gun bills will have public hearings tomorrow. Please support these bills.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, meeting in Room 100 of the State House, will conduct hearings on two bills that have already passed the House. Both of these bills were described in our earlier (January 1) post, http://pgnh.org/legislative_alert_contact_your_state_reps_before_january_4 : HB334 (clarifying and extending state preemption on gun regulation) will be heard at 1:00 p.m.; HB194 (modifying the Fish & Game law about carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle) will be heard at 1:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, meeting in Room 204 of the Legislative Office Building behind the State House, will hear HB1246, which allows NH concealed carry licenses to be issued by your county sheriff or the State Police as well as your local Chief of Police, city mayor, or town selectman.
[Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at 11:40 a.m.] The following is adapted from an article posted at http://www.ammoland.com/2012/01/24/scott-l-bach-good-nra-leadership/ :
“Freedom rests on our shoulders — let’s stand proud and defend it together” says three-term NRA Board member Scott Bach. “If all we have left to muster is sheer force of will and bold intention, we will always find a way to defend freedom – always.”
[Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012, at 10:00 p.m.] A year ago, we announced the members-only raffles of two handguns: a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm pistol, and a Taurus Protector .38 Spl. revolver. (See the article at http://pgnh.org/two_raffle_winners_also_new_raffles_starting_january_2011 .) This weekend, at the Manchester gun show, the winners of both these handguns were drawn. The Kel-Tec 9mm pistol was won by the Honorable Richard E. "Stretch" Kennedy of Hopkinton, an Advisor of PGNH; the Taurus .38 Spl. revolver was won by a PGNH member in Atkinson. (That member's name is not being released, as a confidentiality measure; our bylaws prohibit revealing membership names without permission.) We design the raffles to be generous, with a good chance of winning, as a membership benefit. We will announce the next two members-only raffles shortly.
[Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.] Pro-Gun New Hampshire is proud to announce the appointment of State Representative Ken Kreis as one of our five corporate directors. Formerly one of six Senior Advisors to PGNH, he replaces Bob Pagano, who has been occupied with his gun-brokering business, Tango Yankee, LLC (web: www.tangoyankee.com), and who has graciously stepped down to become a Senior Advisor.
Ken Kreis, the former President of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, is an avid sportsman and firearms enthusiast who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to his position as a member of the NH House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, which oversees state firearms legislation. Ken introduced and defended the first Constitutional Carry bill, Jenn Coffey's HB330, to the floor of the House. He served as the House chair of the Committee of Conference (between House and Senate) on the 2011 bill SB88, which improved firearms rights. Most impressively, he exposed the machinations of state senator David Boutin that kept Constitutional Carry out of SB88, and agreed to publish his report, over his signature, on our website. (See http://pgnh.org/rumor_confirmed_why_senator_boutin_killed_constitutional_carry .) Ken is the owner of Capitol Copy, a successful full-service copy and printing business located across the street from the State House (web: www.capitolcopy.com). A good writer and an expert in typesetting software, he has edited and published newsletters for several pro-gun organizations.
[Posted Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 4:15 p.m.] See the Legislative Alert article posted below on 1/1/12.
[Posted Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 10:20 a.m.] See the Legislative Alert article posted below on 1/1/12.
[Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 9:30 p.m.] See the Legislative Alert article posted below on 1/1/12. HB536 and HB194 were not voted on in today's session.
[Posted Sunday, January 1, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.] On Wednesday, January 4, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on three important gun bills. These are good pro-gun bills, and we urge you to contact your state representative and ask him or her to vote in favor of them.
HB536 is a Constitutional Carry bill, allowing concealed carry without a license. (Carry licenses will still be available for those who want to travel to other states that recognize NH licenses with a reciprocal agreement.) Note that the Union Leader recently published an article saying that Governor Lynch will veto the bill if it passes House and Senate; that is all the more reason to ask your state reps to support this bill and to ask other state reps to do so as well. A governor's veto can be overridden with a 2/3 vote (and this was done with the pro-gun bill SB88 in the year just past). The text of HB536, as most recently amended, is at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/amendments/2011-2679H.html .
[Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 9:45 p.m.] Concealed carry licenses should be recognized by other states, just like marriage or driver licenses.
From the NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) today:
"The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an important self-defense measure that would enable millions of Right-to-Carry permit holders across the country to carry concealed firearms while traveling outside their home states. H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, passed by a majority bipartisan vote of 272 to 154. All amendments aimed to weaken or damage the integrity of this bill were defeated."