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NHFC Candidate Grades – 1st Release…

by NHFC, Inc. on July 25, 2016

As you may know, each election cycle the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition publishes a scorecard which uses report style letter grades.  Our grades are intended to help you, the law abiding New Hampshire firearms owners, to determine who stands up to support Second Amendment civil rights and who works against your civil right to be armed.  We cannot and will not advocate for or against specific candidates.

We carefully consider bill sponsorship, recorded roll call votes, public statements and responses to a comprehensive candidate questionnaire to make our grading determinations.  Then, after we have done all of our exhaustive research we release our scorecard. Once we release the scorecard, it is up to you the law abiding gun owner to decide who will earn your trust.

New Hampshire has the largest state legislature in America and it takes time to consider 800 plus candidates for 424 seats.  In past years, many folks have requested that we release our grades earlier.  We heard your requests and this year we are starting by releasing the grades for all incumbents seeking reelection to Federal offices.  Then, we will release grades for their challengers.  Next, we will release New Hampshire Governor and Executive Council and then, the candidates for the New Hampshire legislature.

So here are our grades for all incumbents seeking reelection to Federal offices:

US Senate – Kelly A. Ayotte (R) D- Senator Ayotte has:
Consistently refused to support filibusters to stop new federal gun control;
Voted to confirm anti-gun Loretta Lynch as US Attorney General;
Recently joined with Senator Collins of Maine to restrict your right to bear arms;
Finally, Senator Ayotte also meets the definition of a “promise breaker” because she broke all of the promises that she made in 2010 when she first ran for the US Senate.  Thus, the proper grade for Senator Ayotte is D- PB.

US Congress – District 1, Frank Guinta (R) A.  As a Congressman Frank Guinta has:
Consistently voted to uphold your constitutional right to bear arms;
Congressman Guinta has sponsored several bills that would:
1) Make your New Hampshire pistol / revolver license valid in the other 49 states;
2) Sponsored a bill that would allow the sale of any firearm across state lines helping licensed gun dealers in sales tax free New Hampshire;
3) Sponsored legislation to end the ban on concealed carry in US Military installations, (including recruiting centers);
4) Has vocally opposed the anti-gun UN Small Arms Treaty;
5) fought last years stealth move by the Obama Administration to ban common .223 caliber ammunition and then, after the Obama Administration backed down, he co-sponsored a bill to prevent another administration from attempting to ban ammunition;
6) Congressman Guinta has also co-sponsored the Hearing Protection Act which removes sound suppressors from the National Firearms Act.
7) And, most recently, he fought with the weak kneed leaders of his own party to prevent any new gun control from being voted on.

US Congress – District 2, Anne Kuster (D) F Congresswoman Kuster has received a failing grade because of the numerous letters that she has sent to NHFC Members boldly declaring her support for more and more restrictive Federal gun control.  We do not expect the tiger to change her stripes.

Here is what our 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     After an “A” or “A-“, grade is solely based on survey, without a voting record to back it up.

I hope these grades are helpful.  Please watch your email for additional grades and your postal mail for a final scorecard on all candidates.

Thanks for your support.

In Liberty,

Scott A. Krauss
President – NHFC

Good guy with a gun prevents mass murder…

by NHFC, Inc. on July 4, 2016

As we celebrate America’s Birthday, I wanted to let you know about some self defense gun uses.  The anti-gun crowd loves to falsely state that it never happens, and it never will… but just last week we learned about another case of:

A Good guy with a gun preventing a mass shooting…

Not only has this happened before (and before that, and before that, and so on …), but events last week in South Carolina presented just one more example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun. During an altercation outside a club, a man pulled a gun and began firing indiscriminately into a crowd of onlookers. The bad guy struck no less than three innocent people before one of the innocents who was taking fire was able to use his legally-carried firearm to stop the madness. The good guy wounded the would-be mass shooter before he was able to actually kill anyone. Fortunately, all of the shooter’s victims will survive, but if all of those club-goers had taken the left’s advice on personal protection, some would surely be dead.

It’s true: what was about to develop into another tragic mass mass murder scene was instead cut short by a good guy with a gun. One thing of important note about this incident is that it did not occur in a “self-protection-free zone” (otherwise known as a “criminal empowerment zone,” or what the anti-gun crowd likes to call a “gun free zone”).

Click here to read more about this story, and never let those who would deny your Natural right to self-defense tell you that a “good guy with a gun” is a fairy tale, or that only police are well enough trained to stop evil in its tracks.

Although largely ignored by the gun hating press, these stories, and similar stories involving personal self-defense, and the halting of potential mass murders, happen all the time. Thank goodness for that.

But yet, with this as a backdrop, Senator Kelly Ayotte is still pushing a plan to disarm law abiding people based on mere suspicion.  Scott and I have been telling you about the Ayotte gun ban plan for the past 2 weeks.

Click here and here for those reports.  Even though last week a federal judge said that: “the process surrounding the federal government’s “no-fly list” is unconstitutional.” Senator Ayotte is still pushing her gun ban agenda.  Her behavior is shameful considering that she took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and six years ago she promised to protect the civil right to be armed.

So there you have it, armed self defense works and Senator Ayotte wants limit access to firearms.  Outrageous!

Here is what you can do to help: Call Senator Ayotte, at once, without delay and firmly tell her to drop the idea of making American’s prove their innocence.  Tell her that you strongly oppose her anti-gun agenda.

You can reach her at (202) 224-3324 or (603)436-7161 or (603) 880-3335 or (603) 622-7979 or (603) 628-1012 or (603) 657-0051.  Please remember to be polite and respectful when you tell Sen. Ayotte to keep her hands off the Second Amendment.

If you prefer to send email, please click here.

Thanks for your support.

Alan M. Rice
Vice President & Training Director – NHFC

Anti-gun Senator Ayotte still needs to hear from you…

June 30, 2016

Last week Scott told you about how U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte has become an anti-gun activist.  Well, it’s worse then we thought. When Scott sent his email out we knew that Senator Ayotte was teaming up with Senators Collins (R-Maine), Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), Schumer (D-New York) and Graham (R-South Carolina) to place people on a secret […]

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ANTI-GUN Sen. Ayotte needs to hear from you….

June 26, 2016

As you may know, we work closely with Gun Owners of America [GOA] to protect the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens. Even though most anti-gun bills failed yesterday, the fight is not over.  Anti-gun Sen. Kelly Ayotte is trying to strip you of your rights without due process. Please review this critical alert from […]

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Come Meet US Congressman Frank Guinta – Shooters Outpost, May 4, 10AM

May 2, 2016

Come meet Congressman Frank Guinta on Wednesday, May 4: Shooters Outpost 1158 Hooksett Road Hooksett, NH US Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH-1) will hold a press conference to discuss the bill he has sponsored that will allow the sales of all firearms across state lines. Because New Hampshire is the only state in the Northeast without […]

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Profiteering on gun bans…

April 25, 2016

Did you see the alert that NHFC Vice President Alan Rice sent on Friday?  If not, you can find the alert by clicking here. It is critical that you read all of the underhandedness that has been going on in Concord. For many years, we have been able to keep the anti-gun wolves at bay […]

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NASCAR affiliate Lobbyist now working for gun bans….

April 22, 2016

The gloves are off!  Anti gun former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has hired The DuPont Group, a Concord, NH based lobbying firm to push his gun-ban agenda. Shockingly, these are the same lobbyists who are employed by the New Hampshire International Motor Speedway, NASCAR and Crotched Mountain Resort.  These two New Hampshire institutions […]

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Pro Gun legislation needs your support….

April 14, 2016

As Scott told you a few weeks ago, even though there was some opposition, SB 336 passed the Senate and is now being considered by the New Hampshire House. SB 336 is an important bill, it will make clear what we have known all along; those who are legally allowed to posses firearms, automatically qualify […]

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Important Legislative Update

April 1, 2016

Alan and I have been telling you for over a year that judges have made new law.  This judge made law has created a situation where people who may lawfully purchase and possess firearms, can be and are being denied pistol/revolver licenses.  Chiefs are intentionlly abusing the “suitable person” language and are denying some applicants […]

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Important bills being heard on Monday…

March 13, 2016

Tomorrow, March 14, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on 2 very important bills that have already passed the House of Representatives and 1 Senate Bill that has been introduced.  Please read this alert and take the action requested at the bottom. 1) HB 582, this is the House version of Constitutional […]

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