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I am happy to report that last week, the New Hampshire House, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, voted SB 116, Constitutional Carry, “ought to pass”.  This is a very important step in making Constitutional Carry the law in New Hampshire.  However, there is still more work to do.

SB 116 will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.  This could happen at any time so that it is important that you contact the House leadership, Speaker Shawn Jasper and Majority Leader Rep. Jack Flanagan.  Tell them you expect them to “whip” the bill.  This means that they need to make sure that all members of their caucus vote SB 116 “ought to pass”.

We have told you about people who have been denied licenses even though they are legally allowed to own firearms, we have told you about the sudden change to the application form by the Department of Safety and of course, we have made it clear that law abiding, peaceable people, should not have to grovel to a government bureaucrat to exercise a constitutionally protected civil right.

SB 116 will, if it becomes law stop all of the above abuses.

Please deliver this message to all state representatives.

Click here to email Speaker Jasper or call him at (603) 595-9621 or (603) 271-3661.

Click here to email House Majority Leader Rep. Jack Flanagan or call him at (603) 672-7175 or (603) 271-3317, (603) 271-3529, (603) 271-3661

You also need to contact YOUR State Representatives and ask them to vote SB 116 “ought to pass”. Click here for contact information for all New Hampshire State Representatives.

Please be polite, but firm, when you ask your Representatives to support SB 116.

Thanks for your support.

In Liberty,

Scott A. Krauss

Trouble in Concord, more action needed…

by NHFC, Inc. on April 7, 2015

First the good news, your calls and emails worked, SB 124, the bill that would have abolished District Court Probable Cause Hearings was REMOVED from the budget bill, HB 2 on Wednesday.  However, the House Judiciary Committee will hold public hearings on SB 124 so we still need to work to stop this bad bill from becoming law.  Here is the contact information for the House Judiciary Committee.

Click here to send an email to all committee members urging them to stop SB 124.

Please be polite but firm when you urge the members of the House Judiciary Committee to vote SB 124 “Inexpedient to Legislate”.

Unfortunately, the bad news just keeps coming out of Concord. We have recently learned that there may be a plot to kill SB 116 “Constitutional Carry”!

According to our sources in the Capitol, the House leadership is refusing to enforce party unity within the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee, and we heard that certain members are planning to oppose the passage of SB 116.

The House leadership needs to be told that they are expected to force all Republicans to vote for SB 116 in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. You see, Speaker of the House Shawn Jasper makes all committee assignments, and therefore, he is responsible for the conduct of the Representatives he has assigned to the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. Just last week, it was reported that he removed Rep. Laurie Sanborn from the House Finance Committee because she opposed an increase in the gas tax and said so.

Here’s what you can do to help. Call and email Speaker Jasper AND House Majority Leader Rep. Jack Flanagan and DEMAND that they enforce party unity and make those recalcitrant Republicans on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee vote SB 116 “Ought to Pass”. If they are unable or unwilling to enforce the provisions of their party’s platform, then they must remove the anti-gun, anti-freedom Republicans from the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and replace them with Representatives who will vote for freedom and liberty and vote SB 116 “Ought to Pass”. There is a precedent for removal of Members from a committee because Speaker Jasper did just that last week when he punished Rep. Sanborn for trying to vote to protect the taxpayers’ interests.

Click here to email Speaker Jasper or call him at (603) 595-9621 or (603) 271-3661.

Click here to email House Majority Leader Rep. Jack Flanagan or call him at (603) 672-7175 or (603) 271-3317, (603) 271-3529, (603) 271-3661

Deliver the SAME MESSAGE TO THE SPEAKER AND THE MAJORITY LEADER. You expect them to make changes to the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee to ensure that SB 116 is voted “ought to pass”. Tell them that you expect them to follow their party’s platform and to punish those members who refuse to do so.

You should also contact all Republican Members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and demand that they pressure their colleagues to follow the party platform.

Chairman Rep. John Tholl (603)837-2278

Vice Chairman Rep. David Welch  (603)642-4402

Rep. Dennis Fields  (603)528-6224

Rep. Robert Fesh  (603)434-1550

Rep. Dick Marston  (603)666-7334

Rep. John Burt   (603)624-5084

Rep. Shawn Sweeney  (603)265-0319

Rep. Arthur Barnes  (603)893-4754

Rep. Ed Comeau    (603)522-2275

Rep. Robert Fisher  (802)727-0441

Rep. John Martin  (603)774-3098

Rep. Harold Parker  (603)491-6807

Then, you should call and email the Democrat members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and simply ask them to vote SB 116 “Ought to Pass” because it is good for New Hampshire and will help make our communities safer. Rep. Laura Pantelakos (603)436-2148

Rep. Roger Berube  (603)692-5653

Rep. Timothy Robertson  (603)352-7006

Rep. Robert Cushing  (603)926-2737

Rep. Geoffrey Hirsch  (603)938-2833

Rep. Andrew O’Hearne  (603)558-1038

Rep. Latha Mangipudi  (603)891-1239

Rep. Len DiSesa    (603)343-4344

Thanks for your support.

In Liberty,
Your New Hampshire Firearms Coalition Leadership Team

Nationwide carry on the move… action needed…

March 25, 2015

You may have heard talk about a bill or bills in the United States Congress that would allow you to carry a concealed handgun in any state with your New Hampshire Resident Pistol/Revolver license.  This idea has been around for some time and it is supported by both the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition and our [...]

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Constitutional Carry in the NH House, Action needed…

March 18, 2015

Earlier this year we told you about SB 116, Constitutional Carry.  As you may know, this important legislation passed the New Hampshire Senate on February 12.  It is now being considered by the House of Representatives. There is a public hearing scheduled for 10 AM on Tuesday, March 24 in Rooms 206 and 208 in [...]

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Sell a gun to a friend, go to jail! Action needed…

February 12, 2015

When the General Court is in session, eternal vigilance is needed or rights will be lost. The gun ban crowd is pushing HB 650, 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 provision of HB 650 you [...]

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Calls, emails, still needed to pass Constitutional Carry…

February 7, 2015

Did you see Jon’s email on Wednesday?  I have attached a copy in case you missed it.  We are counting on you, the grassroots gun owner to help us to pass SB 116, Constitutional Carry.  This legislation is sorely needed and will stop licensing abuses by state and local authorities. If someone can lawfully own [...]

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Action still needed to pass SB 116

February 2, 2015

As you may have read in the news the Senate Judiciary Hearing on SB 116, Constitutional Carry, was well attended by supporters of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I want to thank all of the NHFC Members and Friends who attended Thursday’s hearing.  Your presence was felt and it will make a difference.  [...]

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Help needed in Vermont

February 1, 2015

Our friends at Gun Owners of Vermont have asked us to cross post their flyer asking people to attend a public hearing in Montpelier on Tuesday, February 10 to oppose a bill that would make it a crime to sell a gun to a friend or neighbor.  NHFC members will recall that we stopped a [...]

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Help to pass Constitutional Carry Bill…

January 24, 2015

After many months of hard work we are much closer than we have been in a long time to passing a true “Constitutional Carry” bill. SB 116, sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley will be heard in the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, January 29 at 1PM.  The hearing will take place in Representatives [...]

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URGENT – ACTION NEEDED, Anti gunners trying to hijack speakers election…

December 2, 2014

I am troubled.  We thought that our Second Amendment Rights would be well protected when the Republican Caucus in the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted for Rep. Bill O’Brien as their choice for Speaker of the House.  Unfortunately, I have learned there is a mutiny afoot in the what now appears to be a [...]

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