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2 Important bills in Concord…

by NHFC, Inc. on January 13, 2018

Next week two firearms related bills are being heard in House Committees in Concord and I need your help.

On Tuesday, January 16 at 11AM the House Resources, Recreation and Development Committee will take public testimony on HB 1313 which was introduced by Rep. John Burt (R-Hillsborough 13)to extend last years Constitutional Carry law to snowmobiles and ATVs.  HB 1313 is a simple bill that merely repeals the requirement(s) that those who wish to carry a loaded pistol or revolver on a snowmobile or ATV first obtain a New Hampshire Pistol / Revolver license.  These statutes are inconsistent with Constitutional Carry and need to be repealed.  We expect that HB 1313 should pass into law without significant opposition.  However, the recent opposition to HB 1749 (statewide preemption) by some who believe they are actual Second Amendment advocates is causing concern for us as well as the sponsors.  Since politicians will be politicians we need to keep the heat on to make sure that HB 1313 becomes law.

Please click here for a list of the members of the House Resources, Recreation and Development Committee.  We need you to contact all members of the committee and urge them to vote HB 1313 “ought to pass” without any amendments or changes.  You can send one email to all Committee Members by clicking here.

I also have to tell you about an extreme anti-gun bill, HB 1406 which is sponsored by Rep. Timothy Horrigan, (D-Strafford 6) will void your Pistol / Revolver license if you change your city or town of residence.   Since 1979, thats right for 39 years, licensees have been able to provide written notification to the issuing authority in their new place of residence and the license remains valid until its stated expiration date.  But not solely content to punish movers, HB 1406 also reduces the term of validity of a license to 3 years.  Make no mistake, this is a far left attempt to try to slip a change into the law in retaliation for  the enactment of Constitutional Carry.

HB 1406 will be heard by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, January 16 at 11AM in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.  Please click here for a list of the members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.  You can send one email to all Committee Members by clicking here.

Thanks for your support!

In liberty,

Alan M. Rice
President – NHFC, Inc.

PS: You might recall that I wrote to you about a terrible anti-gun bill, SB 500 which was introduced by Senator Kevin Avard (R-12) and Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3).  Sadly, these 2 Senators ignored your calls and emails and have refused to withdraw SB 500.  Therefore, we must focus our calls and emails on the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Click here for contact information for all Judiciary Committee members.

SAMPLE EMAIL:  Please vote SB 500 Inexpedient to Legislate. This is an anti-gun bill that will greatly harm New Hampshire firearms owners by using the federal definition of a firearm as well as making tinkering changes to R.S.A. 207:7 regarding carrying arms in vehicles.  The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition told me that we can follow federal law without making it part of New Hampshire law and creating new regulations on frames, receivers and sound suppressors.  Please vote SB 500 ITL.

Help stop local gun bans…

by NHFC, Inc. on January 5, 2018

Lebanon, Milford, Manchester, Hillsborough County…. gun bans are coming to a city, town or county near where you live or work.

Despite the clear language in R.S.A. 159:26 that says:
” …the state of New Hampshire shall have authority and jurisdiction over the sale, purchase, ownership, use, possession, transportation, licensing, permitting, taxation, or other matter pertaining to firearms, firearms components, ammunition, firearms supplies, or knives in the state. Except as otherwise specifically provided by statute, no ordinance or regulation of a political subdivision may regulate the sale, purchase, ownership, use, possession, transportation, licensing, permitting, taxation, or other matter pertaining to firearms, firearms components, ammunition, or firearms supplies in the state.”

The above listed local jurisdictions are in fact regulating the use of firearms in violation of existing state law.  To correct this injustice, NHFC Corporate Secretary and State Representative JR Hoell (R-Merrimack 23) has introduced HB 1749 which has 9 co-sponsors.

HB 1749 is scheduled for a public hearing on January 10, at 10 AM in the House Municipal and County Government Committee. Please make every effort to attend this hearing to show your support for this important legislation.

As you are no doubt aware, New Hampshire is made up of dozens of small towns and a few cities all within 10 counties.  Even though our state is made up of small towns, we are NOT a “home rule state”.  Cities and towns are limited as to what types of ordinances they can enact.

The reason firearms preemption was originally passed in 2003 was to protect traveling firearms owners from unknowingly breaking the law by crossing a town or city boundary line.   Sadly, because R.S.A. 159:26 does not penalize those who violate it, rogue, anti-gun city and town officials have no reason to follow the law.  HB 1749 changes the paradigm by adding much needed penalties.  As a point of reference, Florida had a preemption law on its books from 1987 through 2011 that was largely ignored.  That all changed in 2011 when the legislature added penalties.  The local gun bans disappeared almost overnight!  We need to see the same success here in New Hampshire.

Please plan to attend the scheduled public hearing on January 10.  Please also click here for a list of the members of the House Municipal and County Government Committee.

I expect the taxpayer funded lobbyists from the anti-gun New Hampshire Municipal Association to oppose HB 1749.  However, I am confident, that you the grassroots gun owner, can out speak, out organize and persuade the House Municipal and County Government Committee to vote this important legislation “ought to pass”.  These municipal bureaucrats need to constantly be reminded who they work for.  For example, the town owned property that they wish to ban guns from is actually owned by you, the local taxpayer.  We need to make sure the committee is aware of this.

If you click on each members name you will see individual contact information.  Or just click here to email all members of the Committee.  Please be polite but firm when you inform the committee members of the importance of voting HB 1749 “ought to pass” without any amendments or changes.

This issue is of vital importance and I am urging you to please share this with all of your friends and family members.  We need a strong turnout on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Thanks for your support!

In liberty,

Alan M. Rice
President – NHFC, Inc.

The Woodburn semi-auto ban…

January 3, 2018

Back in October we told you that certain anti-gun legislators were working overtime to ban semi-autos under the guise of banning so called “bump stocks” and other benign firearms accessories.  Senator Woodburn (D-1) kept that promise and has introduced SB 492.  We have reviewed SB 492 and it is every bit as anti-gun as we […]

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Outing the lies, we must STOP SB 500!

December 28, 2017

It has come to my attention that there is some confusion regarding the points raised in our last alert.about SB 500. This email is intended to further explain why SB 500 is bad for gun owners.   Quite frankly, I am surprised that I even need to write this because our first alert was pretty clear. […]

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Senate leadership sponsoring gun control…

December 22, 2017

Last night the NHFC Board of Directors reorganized the leadership of our organization.  I am honored and humbled that they have asked me to serve as NHFC President.  I promise you, the grassroots gun owner, that my resolve will never weaken and I will never stop fighting for your Second Amendment Civil Right to be […]

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A pro-gun bill we need to support!

December 21, 2017

In my last email I told you about a couple of really bad anti-gun bills.  If you missed that email please click here to read it. Today I want to tell you about a really good pro-gun bill that has been sponsored by Rep. J.R. Hoell (R-Merrimack 23). Rep. Hoell serves as NHFCs corporate secretary […]

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The start of Legislative Season

December 18, 2017

As we enjoy the holiday season, anti-gun politicians in Concord are plotting to take away your civil right to be armed. The text of many of the 2018 bills is now available and I’ll be frank, we are very concerned.  We are coming under attack.  As you probably know, the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition has […]

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Help to pass nationwide concealed carry!

December 18, 2017

By now I’m sure you have heard that H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 has been marked up by the House Judiciary Committee and will likely be voted on by the entire United States House of Representatives this week. H.R. 38 will make your New Hampshire pistol / revolver license valid in […]

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Help needed, bad news and good news…

October 19, 2017

Over the past two weeks, I warned you about Rep. Stephen Shurtleff’s (D-Merrimack 11) attempt to bring California Gun Control to New Hampshire.  If you missed those emails, I posted them on our website, click here for the first email and click here for the second, more detailed update and here for the last action […]

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Help stop the attack on semi-autos…

October 18, 2017

Over the past week, I warned you about Rep. Stephen Shurtleff’s (D-Merrimack 11) attempt to bring California Gun Control to New Hampshire.  If you missed those emails, I posted them on our website, click here for the first email and click here for the second, more detailed update. Even though the bill filing period in […]

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