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HB 1201

HB 1201(amended version of bill is halfway down page)  the  “muzzleloader bill”  is scheduled for a Senate Floor Vote Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Call or email your senator and tell him or her to ITL this bill. They ignored GO-NH’s suggestion to adopt the Hopper amendment (to clarify the legal definition of loaded firearm is a round  in the chamber). Worse yet, this bill was amended to provide for the creation of a committee “to review of all firearm laws”. The bill creates a 5 member committee, 4 members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House Terie Norelli (a D grade on firearms rights  from GO-NH ) the other member to be appointed by the known anti-firearm President of the Senate, Sylvia Larsen (a F grade on firearms rights  from GO-NH ) there is no requirement that committee members have any firearm knowledge nor was GO-NH the NRA state affiliate with 30 years of firearms knowledge and experience included.  What do you think the Committee will conclude about the protections for firearm owners we have all worked so hard to obtain? What were they thinking??! Ask your Senator to ITL the Bill.

Posted 04/28/2010

A CALL TO ARMS

HB1447 is now in the Senate. A hearing was held before the Senate Public and Municipal Affairs Committee on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:00 am in the LOB Room 103. 

Call your Senators and ask them to oppose HB 1447 unless amended or ITL the bill. HB 1447, as written will take decision-making authority from your elected officials and give it to the Chiefs of Police. The Chief of Police will now be the ONLY person with authority to allow you to shoot on your own land in a “compact zone”, there will be no provision to appeal the Chief of Police’s decision prohibiting you from shooting on your own land!

If this law passes, the Chiefs of Police will be the only people in the state that can, BY LAW, decide whether a shooting range is “safe”. With no guidelines of what “safe” is or method of appeal, if this passes BY LAW the Chiefs of Police will become the judge and jury authorized to determine shooting range safety!

Ask your senator to support an amendment to remove the portion of the Welch Amendment that provides “The chief of police may not permit the activity if he or she determines that it is not safe.” or ITL (inexpedient to legislate) the BILL.

New Hampshire has many other laws to take care of negligent discharge, and doesn’t need this one.

Posted 4/23/2010 
 


 

A CALL TO ARMS!

Make your voice heard! Come testify or at least sign in and make your presence known. HB 1201 (status) is going to be heard in the Senate Wildlife, Fish and Game and Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 2:40 pm in the LOB (Legislative Office Building)  Room 103.

Tell the Senators on the Wildlife Committee you want them to sponsor and support the Hopper Amendment from the House to HB 1201 in the Senate! There are enough poaching laws on the books to stop poachers, and RSA 207:7 restricts how you may carry your self defense tool in your vehicle which is defined as any motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile, boat or aircraft. Farmers cannot even shoot a rabid animal from a parked tractor! The House amendment to HB 1201 would have decriminalized having loaded magazines/clips in your motor vehicle, boat, RV, etc. and clarified what defines a LOADED SHOTGUN OR RIFLE AND LOADED MUZZLELOADER. (Chapter 207

Representative Hopper’s common sense floor amendment was defeated in the House . (approx 55% down the page)

Wildlife, Fish and Game and Agriculture Committee Members

Chairman is John Gallus.

Senator Harold Janeway is the Vice Chairman

Senator Amanda Merrill

Senator Peggy Gilmour 

Senator David Boutin

Posted 4/5/2010

ACTION NEEDED!

The Senate is expected to consider HB 160 (Status) which would help protect  your right to self defense sometime early this week.   (You should not have to risk being charged as a criminal for brandishing or displaying a firearm or other self defense tool to ward off a criminal attack). The bill as it is written is not nearly protective enough of your rights.   Senator Letourneau offered a necessary amendment to HB 160.  Please contact your senators TODAY and ask them to support Senator Letourneau’s amendment and to pass HB 160 with the Letourneau amendment.

Please call or email the Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee  and ask them to support Senator Letourneau’s Amendment to HB 160. Please call or e-mail Chairman Senator ReynoldsVice Chairman Senator Bette LaskySenator Matthew Houde,  and Senator Sheila Roberge and tell them that Senator Letourneau’s amendment is necessary to your right to self defense!  (Please do not call the Sponsor, Senator Letourneau as he has already evidenced his support for this amendment as the sponsor).

 Posted 4/3/2010

ACTION NEEDED!

HB 160 relative to physical force in defense of a person (you should not be charged as a criminal for brandishing or displaying a firearm or other self defense tool  to ward off a criminal attack) was heard on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.  GO-NH was there, supporting your right to self defense. Senator Letourneau offered a necessary amendment to HB 160.

Please call or email the Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them to support Senator Letourneau’s Amendment to HB 160. Please call or e-mail Chairman Senator ReynoldsVice Chairman Senator Bette Lasky, Senator Matthew Houde and  Senator Sheila Roberge and tell them that Senator Letourneau’s amendment is necessary to your right to self defense!  (Please do not call the Sponsor, Senator Letourneau as he has already evidenced his support for this amendment as the sponsor).

Legislative update

HB 1693-Your right to self defense in the State House, sadly, was voted Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL) 191 voted to leave you defenseless, and 167 voted to preserve your right to self defense. See how your Representative voted here.

HB 1665-FN, the knife bill, was voted Ought to Pass by the Senate Judicary Committee after hearing, where GO-NH, Inc. supported your right to these self defense tools without penalties. 

Originally Posted 3/27/2010

NH Senate Hearings Tuesday, March 23, 2010

JUDICIARY, Room 103, State House

Sen. Reynolds (C), Sen. Lasky (VC), Sen. Houde, Sen. Roberge, Sen. Letourneau

2:00 p.m.         HB 1665-FN, (New Title) relative to the penalty for carrying or selling certain weapons.  SUPPORT.

2:15 p.m.         HB 1161, repealing the requirement to obtain a license to sell in order to sell pistols or revolvers at retail.  SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT..

ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS NEEDED TO HB 1161

If these amendments are not added, you will now be at risk when you sell your lawfully owned pistol or revolver to your friend or neighbor who can lawfully own firearms.

159:1 Definition. – Pistol or revolver, as used herein, means any firearm with barrel less than 16 inches in length. It does not include antique pistols, gun canes, or revolvers. An antique pistol, gun cane, or revolver, for the purposes of this chapter, means any pistol, gun cane, or revolver utilizing an early type of ignition, including, but not limited to, flintlocks, wheel locks, matchlocks, percussions and pin-fire, but no pistol, gun cane, or revolver which utilizes readily available center fire or rim-fire cartridges which are in common, current use shall be deemed to be an antique pistol, gun cane, or revolver. Nothing in this section shall prevent antique pistols, gun canes, or revolvers from being owned or transferred by museums, antique or arms collectors, or [federally] licensed gun dealers at auctions, gun shows, or private premises provided such ownership or transfer does not conflict with federal statutes.

 159:14 Exemption. – None of the provisions of this chapter shall prohibit an individual not licensed under the provisions thereof who is not engaged in the business of selling pistols or revolvers from selling a pistol or revolver to a person licensed under this chapter or to a person personally known to him [or identified to him as a New Hampshire resident].

2:30 p.m.         HB 160, relative to physical force in defense of a person. SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT.

Posted 3/22/2010

 

Call to arms HB 1693

Call to arms HB 1693 a bill to overturn the ban on self defense in the NH State house is coming to the House floor for a vote on Wednesday, March 24.

The majority report found the bill be ITL ( inexpedient to legislate), the minority (Republican)  report found it “Ought to Pass”. 

If the Democratic majority in the House Legislative Administration Committee has its way, your right to self defense will be restricted in the House, the people’s house and other legislative buildings. GO-NH believes that HB 1693 should pass, with amendment and you should call your Representative and make your voice heard! Your right to self defense should not be restricted! Overturn the ITL on HB 1693 AND ask your Representative to Vote YES on Representative  Itsa’s  HB 1693 Floor amendment to HB 1693 (7/8 of way down page of the House Calendar below).

House Calendar

Posted 3/22/2010

Introducing GONH MinuteMan alerts via e-mail!

In past years, we notified our membership of short-notice hearings that would affect your firearms civil rights, via U.S. Postal Service mailings. To make our alerts even more timely, GONH is now using e-mail to send MinuteMan alerts  to our subscribed members. If you became a member on this site and entered an e-mail address, we will send you MinuteMan alerts as they are created. Each alert comes with links to allow you to opt-out if you so choose, but we hope you will read all alerts and pass the information to your 2nd amendment friends and associates -- This is the best way to ensure that your voice is heard in Concord regarding legislation that impacts your 2nd amendment rights.

We're still getting our "alert legs" on this project and some confirmation notices have been sent, with the text: "Someone, hopefully you, has subscribed your email address to the following newsletters:
 
  * MinuteManAlerts-1"

Yep, that was GONH. The notice asks you to click on the confirmation link to permit us to send future alerts, or ignore the notice if you don't want alerts. We hope you will accept this offer so you can receive all future alerts. Every mailing we send includes links for opt-out, so you can discontinue receiving alerts at any time.

If you have not joined this site, we urge you to do so now, and provide a working e-mail address so we can add you to the list of recipients. If you joined but did not leave an e-mail address, or your e-mail address has changed since joining, you can update your e-mail address by clicking on your user name near the bottom of the leftmost banner ("Site Navigation"), where the text reads "Hello <user name>, Click here to log out." You will see a page that allows you to edit and view your user profile -- That's where you can update your e-mail address and other information. All info is used strictly by GONH and is never given to third parties. Your e-mail address is used solely for MinuteMan alerts, and will never be used for commercial mailings or given to any other list.

We hope you are as excited about this new feature as our Board of Directors is, and look forward to keeping you as up-to-date on firearms civil rights as the technology allows. NON-MEMBERS: Please join today!

Yours for the 2nd Amendment,
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Posted 03/07/2010

A CALL TO ARMS!!

HB1693 The Legislative Administration Committee has suddenly scheduled a public hearing for HB1693 for Monday March 8th at 2 pm in the Legislative Office Building room 208! WE NEED YOU TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

HB1693  is a bill by Representative Chandler to strip the Facilities Committee of the power to control firearms, knives, and other tools of self-defense within the State House complex (within certain parameters). 

It is vital that the firearms community come to this hearing and show in numbers how we feel about the unconstitutional actions of the facilities committee last year by supporting Representative Chandler! I know this is short notice and some may not be able to attend, and they know this as well which is why we believe this hearing was scheduled with little notice, so if you cannot be there PLEASE, write a PERSONAL AND POLITE letter to the members of the Legislative Administration Committee and letters to the editor of your local paper TODAY!

Members of the committee

Posted 3/5/2010

recent/upcoming hearings/scheduled votes

These bills are scheduled for a House vote on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 (Last time we checked, remember things change fast in New Hampshire!) As GO-NH learns of more behind the scenes actions, additions, and amendments….our position may change, as the language of the bills change. Please call your representatives and make your voice heard.

HB1520 relative to the rulemaking authority 3/2/2010 11:00 AM LOB 202
HB1286 allowing nonpublic schools to obtain criminal history records 3/2/2010 1:00 PM LOB 202
HB1343 establishing a joint committee on the constitutionality of acts 3/3/2010 ITL RC
HB1433 SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS relative to lawful commerce in firearms... in New Hampshire. 3/3/2010 ITL RC
HB1635

OPPOSE

This  bill will make anyone who carries a firearm in a public building whether concealed or openly a class B felon, EVEN IF YOU HAVE A LICENSE TO CARRY!

prohibiting the open carrying of a firearm in a public building. 3/3/2010 ITL RC
HB1447

OPPOSE AS WRITTEN

RSA 644:13 should be repealed

relative to authorization to use firearms in the compact… 3/3/2010 OTP RC
HB1134 OPPOSE authorizing federal law enforcement officers to use… 3/3/2010 OTPA CC
HB1136 OPPOSE requiring a report to be sent to the treatment facility 3/3/2010 OTPA CC
HB1318 relative to post-conviction DNA testing. 3/3/2010 OTPA CC
HB1461 OPPOSE relative to the municipal regulation of the sale of martial arts… 3/3/2010 OTPA RC
HB1515 relative to the crime of official oppression. 3/3/2010 OTPA CC
HB1523 revising the pupil safety and violence prevention act. 3/3/2010 OTPA RC
HB1533 annulment of criminal records. 3/3/2010 OTPA CC
HCR28 rescinding all requests ... for a federal constitutional … 3/3/2010 OTPA RC
HCR29 requiring the Congress of the United States of America … 3/3/2010 OTPA RC
HB1344 relative to the taking of private property 3/3/2010 REFER RC

Posted 3/2/2010

 

STAY TUNED FOR THE CROSSOVER AND ANY BILL UPDATES

 

HB 1161  SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENTS SUGGESTED BELOW

 

At a hearing on HB 1161 GO-NH, Inc. pointed out that the bill sponsored by an advisor to PGNH was seriously flawed. (PGNH testified in favor of this bill without amendments). This bill, if enacted as introduced by a PGNH advisor, would have prohibited all retail sales of pistols and revolvers in New Hampshire!! and needed amended. The bill has since been amended (see below Amendment to HB 1161); however it needs further amendments, as the amendment proposed does not go far enough (see below).

 

Amendment to HB 1161

 

Proposed by the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety 

 

This well-intentioned amendment does not go far enough in protecting your rights. Amend section 1 of the bill by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

            IV.  RSA 159:10, relative to sales without a license.

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            This bill would repeal the requirement to obtain a license to sell in order to sell pistols or revolvers at retail. Please call your Representatives and the members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and respectfully urge them to support this bill WITH FURTHER amendments suggested below.

           

SUPPORT ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS NEEDED TO HB 1161

 

If these amendments are not added, you will now be at risk when you sell your lawfully owned pistol or revolver to your friend or neighbor who can lawfully own firearms. The following amendments need to be made to this bill too! Tell your representatives to check the GO-NH website!

 

159:1 Definition. – Pistol or revolver, as used herein, means any firearm with barrel less than 16 inches in length. It does not include antique pistols, gun canes, or revolvers. An antique pistol, gun cane, or revolver, for the purposes of this chapter, means any pistol, gun cane, or revolver utilizing an early type of ignition, including, but not limited to, flintlocks, wheel locks, matchlocks, percussions and pin-fire, but no pistol, gun cane, or revolver which utilizes readily available center fire or rim-fire cartridges which are in common, current use shall be deemed to be an antique pistol, gun cane, or revolver. Nothing in this section shall prevent antique pistols, gun canes, or revolvers from being owned or transferred by museums, antique or arms collectors, or [federally] licensed gun dealers at auctions, gun shows, or private premises provided such ownership or transfer does not conflict with federal statutes.

 

159:14 Exemption. – None of the provisions of this chapter shall prohibit an individual not licensed under the provisions thereof who is not engaged in the business of selling pistols or revolvers from selling a pistol or revolver to a person licensed under this chapter or to a person personally known to him [or identified to him as a New Hampshire resident].

 

HB 1201 SUPPORT REP. HOPPER’S HOUSE FLOOR AMENDMENT

Please support the floor amendment to be introduced by Representative GARY HOPPER. 

TO HB 1201 DECRIMINALIZES HAVING LOADED MAGAZINES/CLIP IN YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE, BOAT, RV, ETC. and CLARIFYING what defines a LOADED SHOTGUN OR RIFLE AND LOADED MUZZLELOADER.       

  

HB 1447 OPPOSE THE FLOOR AMENDMENT TO HB 1447 BY  REP. WELCH WHICH WOULD TAKE DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY FROM YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

 

Call your representatives and ask them to oppose the Floor Amendment to HB 1447 by Rep. Welch which would take decision making authority from your elected officials and give it to the chief of police- and the Chief of Police will now be the ONLY person who can allow you to shoot on your own land in a “compact zone”, with no provision to appeal the Chief of Police’s decision prohibiting you from shooting on your own land!

 

Amend RSA 644:13, I as inserted by section 1 of the bill by replacing it with the following:

            I.  A person is guilty of a violation if, within the compact part of a town or city, such person fires or discharges any cannon, gun, pistol, or other firearm, except [by] after providing written [permission of] notification by certified mail to the chief of police [or governing body] of the town or city at least 48 hours in advance of the activity, not including Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays.  Notification as required in this paragraph shall be made annually for ongoing activity.  The chief of police may not permit the activity if he or she determines that it is not safe.

 

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SUPPORT THIS Floor Amendment to HB 1447

Proposed by Rep. Willette

 

      ­1  Repeal.  RSA 644:13, relative to the unauthorized use of firearms in the compact part of a town or city, is repealed.

 

New Hampshire has many other laws to take care of negligent discharge, and doesn’t need this one. (Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee)

 

 

 

HB 1514  SUPPORT THE ITL OF THIS BILL   IF THIS BILL WERE TO PASS, TRAPPING WOULD BE OVER IN THIS STATE, TELL THEM TO ITL THIS BILL!!

 

  

HB 1665   SUPPORT ONLY WITH THE AMENDMENT REMOVING UNNECESSARY PENALTIES

 

GO-NH, Inc. PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, AND ATTORNEY were the ONLY VOICES AT THE HEARING TESTIFYING FOR YOUR RIGHTS TO USE THESE SELF DEFENSE TOOLS WITH NO NEW UNNECESSARY PENALTIES. TELL THEM YOU WANT THE BILL TO PASS ONLY WITH THE AMENDMENT WHICH REMOVES THE PENALTIES.

 

WHO’S MY REPRESENTATIVE??

 

  

Here’s where you can find what is going on in the House on a daily basis. (House Calendar 

 

Posted 02/16/2010

HEARING ON AMMENDMENT TO HB 1635

Hearing on Ammendment to HB 1635 (a bill prohibiting the “open” carrying of a firearm in a public building-this bill would really ban ALL carrying of firearms, even with a license in most areas) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm LOB 204 before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

Check other bill hearing dates on the House Calendar (changes frequently).

Posted 02/01/2010

ALERT GUN OWNERS

1/26/2010, Tuesday, 3 PM at the Legislator Office Building in room 306, my committee (Legislative Administration) will be holding an executive session where we will be voting on 6 bills. The most important bill will be the 5th bill which is HB1654-FN which is related to state house security. 

Update on HB1654

January 27, 2010. Some good news today, thanks for all your hard work, but the fight is not over. The NH House Legislative Administration Committee voted on HB1654 , relative to state house security. This was the bill that would make it a felony to carry a firearm in the State House or State House office buildings. A few parts of the audio are a little hard to hear but, the vote was 15-0 to ITL (inexpedient to legislate).  The house rules committee still has a ban against firearms in effect the penalty is just that you can be asked to leave rather than a potential felony arrest.

Video of the committee vote

Posted 02/01/2010

 

MINUTEMAN ALERT HB 1665 A CALL TO ARMS!

On THURSDAY January 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm in Room 204 of Legislative Office Building (33 N. State Street, Concord, NH 03301),   The New Hampshire general Court

 Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will be hearing bill HB 1665 (see also  HB 1665 Status)

The additional penalties found in this bill are unnecessary because criminal use of these self defense tools are covered by many other laws. If the bill becomes law and you are charged with use of any of the listed self defense tools these additional penalties may apply.

  Remember we do not have adequate Castle Doctrine in this state.

See http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20091112-NEWS-911129979.

Remove the penalties or ITL the bill!

Repeal Both RSA 159:16 and RSA 159:19-a.

We have enough laws to cover the criminal misuse of any of these items.

Tell them you are in favor of decriminalizing the self defense tools found in RSA 159:16, and find unnecessary the penalties in RSA 159:19-a

If you cannot attend, Please call and/or email the committee members and sponsors of the bill HB 1665

 The additional penalties in this bill that will become law if passed are unnecessary. 

 The term “USE” has a different meaning  in court of law than common English. Criminal use of these items is covered by many other laws.

Remember we do not have adequate Castle Doctrine in this state.

 http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20091112-NEWS-911129979)

If you are charged with use of any of these items, these additional penalties (think self defense) will apply; those who can least afford a good defense lawyer will suffer the consequences.

Easy solution both RSA 159:16 and RSA 159:19-a should be repealed, as we have enough laws to cover the criminal misuse of any of these items.

If you cannot attend, Please call and/or email the committee members and sponsors of the bill HB 1665

Posted 01/25/2010 

Make Your Voice Heard

 

WE NEED YOU TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!! WE NEED YOU IN CONCORD

ON JANUARY 20, 2010 at 10:00 am TO PROTECT TRAPPING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

Legislative Office Bldg Room 305-307 HB 1514  a bill prohibiting the sale of raw skins or unskinned carcasses of fur bearing animals. If this passes, it will ban trapping and coyote control hunting in the State of New Hampshire! 

            Call your representatives! TELL THEM TO OPPOSE HB 1514.  Find your representative hereor call 603-271-2180. The bill will be heard by Fish, Game, & Marine Committee.  Call the Members of the Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee or call 271-3125 and tell them you OPPOSE HB 1514!

GO-NH, Inc. will have a shuttle service to the State House for the hearing to ban trapping with service beginning at 9:00 am on January 20, 2010 and ending around 12:00 PM at the Everett Ice Arena , 15 Loudon Road, Concord, NH 03301 directly across from the Concord Post Office on Loudon Road in Concord.  See GO-NH  for updates.

 

You can see with the number of bills we have to follow (see just a few below) that Minute Man Alerts and Shuttle Service is getting quite expensive$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. We need your financial support to continue this service. GO-NH, Inc. is 100% volunteer, so your donations will be used for mailing Minute Man Alerts, parking, shuttle service, and postage to keep you informed and educated on issues affecting your firearm related rights. Your contributions, whatever you can afford, are urgently needed. Please send check or money order to GO-NH, Inc. at the address above, or give when you attend the hearing. Donations in any amount are needed and will gladly be accepted.

HB 1161         SUPPORT *

January 19, 2010 10:00 am LOB 204 HB 1161 repeal requirement to obtain a license to sell a pistol/revolver at retail.

* if bill mechanics corrected                                                                                                                                   

HB 1447         WATCHING

January 19, 2010 10:30 am LOB 204 HB 1447 Relative to the use of firearms in the compact part of a town

HB 1317         OPPOSE

January 19, 2010 11:00 am LOB 307 HB 1317 establishing an exotic game license for hunting in exotic game preserve                                                                                                                                    

HB 1433         WATCHING

January 19, 2010 11:00 am LOB 204 HB 1433 relative to commerce in firearms incl. manufacture & sale in NH                                                                                                                          

HB 1285         WATCHING

January 20, 2010 9:30 am LOB 204 HB 1285 exemption of firearms and ammo made in NH exempt from federal law                                                                                                                   

HB 1344-RSA 4:46 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED

January 21, 2010 10:00 am LOB 208 HB 1344 relative of taking private property during state of emergency                                                                                                                                 

HB 1136         OPPOSE

January 26, 2010 11:15 am LOB 205 HB 1136 requiring a report to a facility for state mental health (and where else?)

HB 1318         SUPPORT

January 28, 2010 1:00 pm LOB 204 HB 1318 post conviction DNA testing- allow you to clear your name.

Posted 01/15/2010

WE NEED YOU...

We need you MONDAY January 11, 1:00 pm at the LOB 210-211 for two hearings!

 

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CLASS B Felon? No? Neither do we! No guns in any state or town building or “place”? That means state operated rest areas too!

Your rights have been taken by fiat in an obscure committee meeting without public input or hearing!! NOW those same anti-freedom ‘representatives’ want to limit you from public participation in government while criminalizing your right to self defense. We need to HOLD THE LINE!!

Less guns = more crime! Two proposed bills attempt to void your 2nd amendment rights and your ability to defend yourself and others even when traveling on our state roads!

 

See   HB1635  and HB1654

 

These two anti-freedom bills create gun free zones in New Hampshire public buildings and The New Hampshire State House, the Peoples’ house! Only those who work for the government as a paid law enforcement (who are exempt) and criminals (who will ignore the law) will be carrying firearms or other self-defense tools in public buildings. Should these bills pass the rest of us will be disarmed or jailed as  Class B felons.  

 

As in the past, GO-NH will have a shuttle service to and from the hearing beginning at 12:00 pm ending around 4:00 PM at  the Concord Ice Arenaat 15 Loudon Road, Concord, NH 03301 (Directions), directly across from the Concord Post Office on Loudon Road. GO-NH also will be paying for parking at the arena. (Donations accepted to offset cost Parking is $3.00 per car plus cost of shuttle) Please attend, please call your  representative.

 

We need you there!

Please come and be heard!  

GUNS BANNED IN THE STATEHOUSE!

They have BANNED GUNS in the statehouse! The Joint Committee on Legislative Facilities, the committee that typically decides on what color to paint the halls, repair the roof, amount of salaries and other housekeeping matters have decided to TAKE AWAY your second amendment rights!! No notice, no opportunity to be heard, nothing! GO-NH has friends everywhere (and thank goodness to a Republican friend for this scoop minutes after the vote, he called the GO-PHONE to report this travesty of justice).  

The NH Legislative Facilities Committee voted today to ban firearms in the NH State House.

This is a Joint Committee, and members are:

Sylvia Larsen (D)   
Terie Norelli (D)   
Margaret Hassan (D) 
Mary Jane Wallner (D) 
Peter Bragdon (R) 
Sherman Packard (R) 
Lou D'Allesandro (D) 
Marjorie Smith (D) 
Daniel Eaton (D) 
Gene Chandler (R) 
Martha Fuller Clark (D) 
Sheila Roberge (R) 

The Joint Facilities committee just passed by an 8-3 vote (party lines)
the following regulation on the State House:

"No person, except for law enforcement personnel in active duty, shall
carry a firearm or other dangerous or deadly weapon or an explosive,
openly or concealed, while inside the State House, the Legislative
Office Building, the Upham Walker House, or any of the underground
tunnels connected to these buildings. Law enforcement personnel, when
requested by State House security staff, must produce sufficient
identification establishing their status as law enforcement personnel."

RSA's that establish and outline the duties of  the Facilities Committee

The Facilities Committee

House Rules governing the carrying of weapons (Sec 63) 

Article 22 of the Constitution

We would like to send a big thank you to Senator Bragdon and his staff for their incredibly prompt and helpful assistance in preparing this alert.

Posted 12/21/2009

ACTION REQUIRED

They’re at it again, trying to take away your 2nd Amendment & Article 2-a rights!! They want to prohibit the open carrying of firearms in a public building!

 

Representative  Delamar D. Burridge, of Keene, NH  (352-5363) is the prime sponsor of H-2196-R ( legislative service request, language of bill not yet available) a bill to take away your rights!!!

Call the members of the  House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee  and ask them to vote ITL (inexpedient to legislate on this bill) tell them that you do not care what the “final” language of this bill says, any restriction on your rights is not acceptable that you will be watching this bill, and watching how they vote on this bill.

 Call your Representatives and tell them that you do not care what the “final” language of this bill says, any restriction on your rights is not acceptable, and to vote no on this bill if it reaches the house floor for a vote. Find your Representative at:  Who's my legislator? 

  

CONGRESS MOVES AHEAD TO STEP #2 OF ANTI-GUN BUDGET FRAUD SCHEME S. 391

Congress is moving closer to a showdown over the largest expansion of government in human history -- a bill which would require virtually every single American to buy government-approved health insurance, whether they wanted it or not. And, in the process, that bill would feed all of your most confidential medical data into an enormous database, which could be used to take away your guns.

Get the details at our  Legislative Alerts page.

MINUTEMAN ALERT

SB 132 A CALL TO ARMS!

THURSDAY, April 23, 2009, 11:00 am Legislative Office Building Room 306 (33 N. State Street, Concord, NH 03301)   NH General Court

SB 132 as amended by the Senate would essentially abolish the Fish and Game Commission dissolving the agency and giving the Department of Safety (New Hampshire State Police) jurisdiction and control over Conservation Officers. We have no idea what will happen to license fees and game management practices. This bill proposes to create a 16 member commission with the commission members to be appointed primarily by unelected bureaucrats. This move would also give Fish and Game only one vote of 16 with the other 15 commissioners primarily appointed positions.

Why do you care if you don’t fish or hunt? Well, MANY regulations pertaining to firearms and their use come under Fish and Game Regulations, or have been generated by the Fish and Game Commission as a means of regulating hunting and fishing. Having 15 potentially anti-hunting anti-firearm individuals setting seasons, deciding limits and making other decisions pertaining to New Hampshire Wildlife will be a disaster and a slow death for the New Hampshire way of life. Remember, the sound of shooting is the sound of freedom! GO-NH, Inc. http://gonh.org/

If you cannot attend, Please call and/or email the committee Members and sponsors of the bill Sponsors, and ask them to remove the Fish and Game Commission from this bill.

Follow the current status of the this bill by clicking here.

Docket of SB 132

Ranges safe from nuisance lawsuits pertaining to noise

In a unanimous decision, the New Hampshire Supreme Court affirmed the Rockingham County Superior Court's decision granting summary judgment to  Country Pond Fish and Game Club, Inc., based upon its conclusion that RSA 159-B (Supp. 2008) barred the Sara Reality, LLC's action and was not unconstitutional.

What does this mean in PLAIN ENGLISH??

New Hampshire ranges that were legally operating when anti-firearm town officials enact "noise" ordinances are still protected from noise complaints by state law! This case was watched closely by GO-NH, Inc. One of our Board members is the president of Country Pond and GO-NH attorney Penny Dean had provided legal research and informational packets to the committees considering this bill, and supplied endless research assistance to those guiding and supporting the bill through the arduous process.

New Hampshire ranges can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they are safe from nuisance lawsuit pertaining to noise!

Urgent Action Required!

CONTACT THE HB2 COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE MEMBERS AS WELL AS YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES BEFORE WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 2009!

YOUR RIGHTS ARE AT STAKE,

 

*They are going to raise nonresident, License to Carry Pistol/Revolver fees 500%! Residents could be next.

*Suspends the deposit of moneys collected from the sale of moose, bear, turkey, and waterfowl stamps, licenses, applications, and permits in the game management account.

*New Hampshire Fish and Game could be eliminated as a result of the recommendations of a study committee.

*One cannot ride snowmobiles and ATVs on Great Bay without a second fishing license.

 

SEE THE LETTER BELOW for contact information and specifics.

Committee of Conference HB 2 letter



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