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Danger on the Southern border….

by NHFC, Inc. on July 23, 2017

If you carry a concealed handgun, danger lurks on our Southern border.  I am not talking about Mexico!

Recently, the Massachusetts State Police arrested a Freemont, New Hampshire man for the so called “crime” of carrying a concealed handgun without a license and bragged about it on their Facebook page.

Wow, carrying without a license!  Where’s the victim?

There are certain states that will never recognize an individual civil right to bear arms and will continue to arrest the otherwise law abiding.  Three of those states are in the Northeast, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.  Think about it, you cannot leave New Hampshire by car to travel to the rest of the country without going through these states, (unless you plan to travel internationally).  It is time for Congress to act to protect the civil rights of the law abiding.

In the 1950s and 1960s Congress took historic action to protect the rights of blacks and other minorities with the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  What many people do not know is that prior to the passage of that law, most Southern States had “black codes” which outlawed interracial marriage and dating, blacks and whites were not allowed to sit together on public transportation and blacks were forced to use separate restrooms and other facilities.  The firearms and concealed carry laws in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York treat law abiding persons just like the black codes of the 1950s and 1960s.  This discrimination must end, at once.

Help is coming, Rep. Richard Hudson, (R-NC) has introduced H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.  This bill, is Constitutional Carry friendly.  So for people who live in New Hampshire or one of the other Constitutional Carry states, they will be able to carry nationwide without a license.  And for those folks who live elsewhere, if they possess a concealed carry license it will be valid nationwide.  The Hudson bill also makes sure you are not subject to arrest for having the wrong ammunition or a standard capacity magazine.

H.R. 38 is supported by both Gun Owners of America and the National Rifle Association as well as numerous state and local firearms advocacy organizations.

Here is what you can do to help, The Virginia Citizens Defense League has started a petition on Whitehouse.gov.  Please click here to sign the petition.  We need 100,000 signatures before August 17.

Then, contact The Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan:

Call the Speaker’s DC office (best option):  202-225-0600

Click here to email the Speaker, select “A Better Way” for Area of Interest, for Subject use:

“Please get H.R. 38 to the Floor ASAP!”, and for Issue use: “Homeland Security”)

Talking points:

* National Reciprocity is an important bill to the 17 million concealed handgun permit holders in the U.S., as it is a life-saving measure that allows people to protect themselves as they travel around the country
* People should not be turned into felons for crossing a state line with a concealed pistol.
* Please get H.R. 38 to the Floor for a vote ASAP

In liberty,

Alan M. Rice
Vice President & Training Director – NHFC

Important Information, Senate District 16…

by NHFC, Inc. on July 19, 2017

A special election is being held on July 25  for the State Senate in District 16 because Senator Scott McGlivray passed away.  District 16 includes:

The towns of Dunbarton, Bow, Hooksett and Candia and Wards 1, 2, 12 in the City of Manchester

NHFC mailed an extensive candidate questionnaire to all the candidates who filed to run for this seat.

These grades are the result of each candidate’s answers to our extensive questionnaire and any available voting records. In addition, we may also use any other reliable information regarding a candidate’s views on Second Amendment issues.

I have been involved in firearms civil rights issues for close to 30 years and I can assure you, based on my extensive experience, that candidates who refuse to answer questions, are in most instances, hostile to your civil right to bear arms.

If you are a resident of Senate District 16, NHFC, Inc. hopes that you will find this information useful when you vote in the special election on July 25.  Please also feel free to share this information with friends and family members who may live in State Senate District 16.

David Boutin (R) A
Jason Dubrow, (L) A*S
Kevin Cavanaugh (D) D, RS

Former Senator David Boutin (R) responded 100% pro gun and we have graded him an A.  In addition to his survey, Senator Boutin made specific, written commitments to NHFC to vigorously defend and expand our right to keep and bear arms.   As a previous office holder, Senator Boutin had a mixed voting record.  However, in the 2015/2016 State Senate Session he voted 100% pro-gun.  He voted for Constitutional Carry twice (SB 116 and HB 582) and he voted for SB 336, a bill that would have clearly defined what makes a person suitable to receive a pistol/revolver license.  Sadly, all of these pro-gun reform bills were vetoed by former, anti-gun Governor Maggie Hassan.

Jason Dubrow submitted a perfect survey to NHFC.  One should note, Mr. Dubrow has never held an elective office that has decided a firearms issue and therefore does not have a voting record to back up his survey responses.  With that said, we see no reason to believe that he would vote against the gun owners.

Kevin Cavanaugh has been endorsed by an extensive list of anti-gun politicians, organizations and activists.  Including, former Congressman Dick Swett, who is considered by many to be New Hampshire’s father of the Clinton semi-auto gun and magazine ban.  As recently as January 13, 2016, he was still proud of that vote!  When a candidate is supported by Dick Swett and people like Senators Dan Feltes, Lou D’Allesandro, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, it is not very hard to predict that Mr. Cavanaugh will likely vote against your Second Amendment civil rights should he get elected to the Senate District 16 seat.  Furthermore, Mr. Cavanaugh decided to ignore our survey which in most cases shows an outright hostility towards the right to bear arms.  He did, however, return the Live Free or Die Alliance survey and wrote:
“I support mandatory background checks for all gun purchases.”

That’s right, Kevin Cavanaugh seems to support legislation that was recently defeated, that would send you to jail for selling, loaning or giving a personally owned firearm to a friend or family member.  We have seen and heard this before and we know what mandatory background checks mean.  Fees, delays and even, potentially, a gun registration scheme to help enforce those mandatory background checks.  In addition to getting an RS for refusing to return our survey, Mr. Cavanaugh has certainly earned his report card grade of D.

Here is what NHFC Report Card Grades mean:
A+2nd Amendment leader, sponsors and promotes pro-gun legislation.
A Solid 2nd Amendment supporter, votes with NHFC, Inc. position 100%.
B Basically pro-2nd Amendment, but lacks understanding or solid conviction.
C Not considered a good grade. Has voted, or probably would vote against NHFC, Inc. position.
D Expected to always vote against gun owners’ civil rights.
F Sponsors or promotes legislation hostile to 2nd Amendment civil rights.
? Failed to respond.
RS Indicates a deliberate refusal to accept or respond to survey. Indicates open hostility to the Second Amendment.
PB Has broken written promises concerning actions on Second Amendment Issues.
*S Grade is solely based on survey, without a voting record to back it up.

In liberty,

Alan M. Rice
Vice President & Training Director – NHFC

Former Commissioner defending rogue agency….

July 3, 2017

In May, NHFC exposed anti-gun statements by some guy named Bill Carney who was once a Fish and Game Commissioner.  Mr. Carney seems to blindly defend the anti-gun, anti-freedom activities of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and Commission. Mr. Carney is still blindly defending the anti-gun Fish and Game Commission.  He claims that […]

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Attorney General scolds Fish and Game…

June 20, 2017

I want to take a few minutes to update you on events that have occurred pertaining to the Fish and Game Commission. Because of your phone calls and emails, on June 7, the Executive Council once again tabled the nomination of anti-gun David Patch for another 5 year term on the Fish and Game Commission.  […]

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Action needed, Vote coming soon on anti-gun David Patch….

June 3, 2017

You may have heard, on May 17, the Executive Council once again tabled the nomination of anti-gun David Patch for another 5 year term on the Fish and Game Commission.  Your calls and emails are working.  That is why the Executive Council keeps pushing off voting on anti-gun David Patch. You may also have read […]

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Patch, just another bureaucrat who is full of hot air…

May 29, 2017

We have received several calls and emails asking why we are so vigorously opposing anti-gun David Patch for another 5 year term on the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission.  Many folks are rightfully confused because Mr. Patch owns a gun store and talks about firearms.  However, that’s all it is, double talk from a […]

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Council put Patch nomination on table, we need your help…

May 13, 2017

On May 3, the Executive Council voted to table the nomination of anti-gun David Patch and that means  we still need calls and emails to defeat this anti-gun activist.  Click here for details on how to do that.  Please don’t forget to take action! If you have been reading my recent emails you know that […]

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You’re help is still needed, we need to stop David Patch…

May 8, 2017

Last week I promised that I would keep you informed about the status of the nomination of anti-gun David Patch to serve another 5 year term on the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission. I have recently learned that Governor Sununu placed David Patch on the Governor’s and Council Agenda for Wednesday, May 3. Sadly, […]

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Last weeks action in Concord….

May 8, 2017

I want to send you a report of last week’s action in Concord. On Wednesday, April 19, I attended the Executive Council meeting to see who would vote for and who would vote against anti-gun Fish and Game Commissioner David Patch.   There was no vote and his name was not on the agenda.  I suspect […]

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Your help is needed…

April 18, 2017

This will be a busy week in Concord and I really need your help with two important tasks. First, we are working hard to decriminalize the carrying of loaded rifles and shotguns.  For details, please click here and then please take action as explained below. To help decriminalize carrying loaded rifles and shotguns, please do […]

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