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Today, February 22, 2017, George Washington’s 285th birthday, was a great day to be a New Hampshire resident.  At about 1045 this morning, Governor Chris Sununu signed SB 12, Constitutional Carry into law.  The new law takes effect immediately.   SB 12 is now CHAPTER 1 of the laws of 2017, the first bill signed by the Governor.   Thank you for your calls and emails.

What a great birthday present for the father of our country, liberty lives on in the Live Free or Die State.  There is no other place on earth like New Hampshire!

I think that you will enjoy seeing a few photos from today’s bill signing.  I was there with NHFC President Scott Krauss and our Corporate Secretary Rep. JR Hoell and it was wonderful to watch history being made!

SB 12 does four important things:

1) It repeals the requirement to to obtain a license to carry a loaded concealed pistol or revolver OR carry a loaded pistol or revolver in a vehicle;
2) SB 12 mandates that anyone who is NOT prohibited by state or federal statute from possessing a firearm is automatically qualified to receive a license (which is now optional) for purposes of reciprocity with other states;
3) Mandates that the Department of Safety pursue reciprocity agreements with the jurisdictions that we do not currently have agreements with;
4) Finally, SB 12 increases the term of validity of a license from not less than 4 years to not less than 5 years.

It is important to note, that if you choose to carry a loaded pistol or revolver on a snowmobile or ATV, a license is still required pursuant to RSA 215 A-20 and  RSA 215 C-35 .  These statutes appear in the fish and game laws.  We would have liked to repeal them, but we felt that it was more important to fight for the significant, important changes listed above.  If you own a snowmobile or ATV please renew your pistol / revolver license.  We will diligently work to repeal these anti-gun laws.

The Union Leader interviewed NHFC Advisor, Executive Councilor  David  Wheeler:

“We’ve been working on this for 28 years,” said Repubican Executive Councilor David Wheeler of Milford, who as a state representatives sponsored some of the earliest versions of concealed carry legislation.

His son, an attorney, drafted much of the language in the bill that was signed into law on Wednesday.

Without you, the grassroots gun owners sending letters and emails and making phone calls this significant law could not have been enacted.  Your petitions made a huge difference as well.  Earlier today I delivered them to the Governor.  Please click here for photos from today’s bill signing.

Thanks for your support.

Alan M. Rice
Vice President & Training Director – NHFC

Action needed: Police opposing Constitutional Carry

by NHFC, Inc. on February 15, 2017

We have been telling you about the status of SB 12, Constitutional Carry as it moves through the legislative process.  Today, I want to update you about the aggressive, anti-gun activities of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police (NHACOP).  These public employees are using their official titles and your tax dollars to lobby against your civil right to be armed.  We must counter the lies!

The NHACOP has released a press release attacking SB 12 that is not truthful.  They are urging citizens to contact Governor Sununu and oppose SB 12.

We need to double our efforts.  Calls and emails are still needed to make sure that Governor Sununu stands firm and honors his pledge to sign SB 12.  Please contact Governor Chris Sununu and let him know that you support SB 12, Constitutional Carry.  This is very important, our enemies are attempting to flood his office with calls and emails and he must hear from firearms owners.Tell Governor Sununu that you will rely upon the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition to keep you informed of their actions on  SB 12, Constitutional Carry.

Now, here are the details about the anti-gun NHACOP and what you can do to fight back.  Anti-gun Chief Andrew Shagoury of Tuftonboro published a letter to the editor in Fosters.  The same text was posted on the NHACOP’s Facebook page as a press release and in case it is removed, we made a screenshot.  The claims stop short of being truthful.  For instance, SB 12 does not change who can carry a firearm and where it can be carried.  Students who are enrolled in schools are still subject to the policies set by the local school board.  Pursuant to federal law, a minor may only posses a handgun if the minor has written permission from a parent or guardian. Criminals, remain prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms. Existing law which stipulates who is prohibited is not being changed by SB 12.

What the bill does, is to define a reasonable standard on who can carry a firearm concealed and to eliminate the abuse of the word “suitable”  by anti-gun activists like Andrew Shagoury.  In some towns just speaking against the police department budget at town meeting means you might be “un-suitable”.  SB 12 also removes the requirement to obtain a license to carry concealed on your person or loaded in a vehicle.  It is important to note that New Hampshire is different from most other “open carry states”, because a license is required for “loaded in a vehicle”.  SB 12 will eliminate this requirement and restore some freedom in New Hampshire.

These anti-gun police chiefs are creating an “us against them” adversarial relationship with the citizens who employ them.  We see this in anti-gun states like New York and New Jersey.  This is new to New Hampshire and we must fight back.

Here is what you can do to help, first, if your local club allows any police departments to use your range.  Object loudly and let the club officers know that these are people who are hostile to your civil right to be armed. They should not be welcome at any private gun range in the state.  The NHACOP conducts fundraisers.  Do not financially support this anti-gun organization.  They are no different from anti-gun former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Would you support Everytown for Gun Safety?

Please forward this email to your club’s leadership.  Ask them to forward it to the membership.  Every firearms owner needs to understand who is fighting against their civil right to be armed.

Ironically, a few years ago they raffled firearms.    If they ever raffle firearms again, boycott any firearms dealer who helps them by conducting transfers.  Tell the dealer why you now consider them an enemy of freedom.

Click here to see the leadership of this anti-gun activist organization.  Is your local chief on the list?  Town meetings will be starting soon.  Now is a good time to question Boards of Selectmen and your public employees about their out of town activities.  We have seen these anti-gun Chiefs arrive at the statehouse in a town vehicle while wearing a town uniform.  Do you really want your tax money used to fund anti-gun activism?

Please don’ forget to contact Governor Chris Sununu and let him know that you support SB 12, Constitutional Carry. 

Thanks for your support.

In Liberty,

Scott A. Krauss
President – NHFC

NYC Lobbyists spending big money to stop Constitutional Carry

February 5, 2017

We are close, but not quite there yet, Constitutional Carry still needs your help to become the law in New Hampshire. It is vitally important that you to do three things for me so that together, we can get SB 12 enacted into law: 1) Please contact your State Representatives and urge them to support […]

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Updates on Constitutional Carry and Voting Gun Ban

February 3, 2017

In case you missed Alan’s email here’s a recap.  On February 1, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 12-8 on the motion of “ought to pass” for SB 12, Constitutional Carry.  This means that SB 12 the Constitutional Carry bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for Consideration.  SB 12 […]

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Constitutional Carry latest updates….

February 2, 2017

I am happy to report that yesterday (February 1, 2017) the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted SB 12, Constitutional Carry, “ought to pass” by a vote of 12-8.  Click here to see which Members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted to support your Second Amendment rights. […]

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Critical hearing: Constitutional Carry

January 26, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 TIME: 10 AM The New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 12, Constitutional Carry. As you know, the concept of “Constitutional Carry” means that you can exercise your constitutional right to protect yourself, your family, and your community without […]

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New gun ban attempt…. important update from Concord…

January 24, 2017

The news out of Concord is mixed.  First, the great news: The Senate passed Constitutional Carry legislation, SB 12 and Governor Sununu issued a press release praising this action.  We will let you know when we need you to start contacting Representatives. Now some good news: We are also working hard to pass HB 84 […]

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Action need to stop gun sales ban….

January 21, 2017

Anti gun extremist, Rep. Katherine Rogers, (D, Merrimack, 28) is pushing HB 201. A bill that will put you in jail for up to a year for selling a gun to a friend or neighbor.  That’s right, under the provisions of HB 201 you can’t even dispose of your private personal property without going to […]

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The time is now to reclaim our rights…

January 15, 2017

The time is NOW to end New Hampshire’s ban on the carrying of loaded rifles or shotguns in vehicles and boats. Rep. Mark Proulx, (R-Hillsborough – 44) has introduced HB 84 which will have a public hearing before the New Hampshire House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee on Tuesday, January 17, at 1:30 […]

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Constitutional Carry Legislative Update…

January 15, 2017

The calendar has turned to 2017 and the New Hampshire General Court is back in session.  NHFC is working very hard to pass Constitutional Carry this year.  I want to give you a quick legislative update so you know what the Board Members are doing and what you can do to help. Yesterday, I attended […]

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