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.
Your New Hampshire Firearms Coalition Leadership Team