“Defend our Liberty Day” at the NH State House – 2/21/2013

by Skip

Updated and bumped with additional info

‘Grok friend NH State Rep JR Hoell sends along this notice concerning a number of NH bills related to the Second Amendment to those that might be able to come to the hearings on Thursday, 2/21/13

“Defend our Liberty Day”

  • A GUN Ban to OPPOSE, A study committee meeting to oppose:  Constitutional Carry to SUPPORT as well as other bills
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Representatives Hall

10:00 a.m. HB 290-FN, Representative Delmar Burridge (DEMOCRAT- Cheshire 16), would prohibit individuals without a carry permit from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building.  This legislation imposes unnecessary restrictions on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms and provides no benefit to public safety.

  • 11:00 a.m. HB 609, Representative Daniel Itse (REPUBLICAN-Rockingham 10), requires each individual school district to vote to establish policies and procedures relative to licensed school employees carrying a firearm while on school property. This legislation gives school boards the option to allow employees who hold a pistol/revolver to carry the job, increasing the safety of students and school employees across the state.
  • 1:00 p.m. HB 451-FN, Representative J.R. Hoell (REPUBLICAN-Merrimack 23), is an omnibus bill of which a key provision would repeal the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver. This legislation would allow law-abiding gun owners to carry their firearms for self-defense without going through the arduous process associated with obtaining a pistol/revolver license.
  • 2:00 p.m. HB 396, Representative Cynthia Sweeney (DEMOCRAT-Sullivan 8), would establish a committee to study the effect of mandated safety training or instruction prior to the purchase or acquisition of a firearm. This legislation would be an extremely costly endeavor that places an undue burden on law-abiding citizens wishing to exercise a constitutional right.

Also a chance to attend the NDAA hearing HB399 10:00am in LOB203

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  • IWKAGGP

    Can I attend this shindig if I agree with the Grok on SOME of these bills . . . but not all?

    • C. dog e. doG

      Seems like you could be in good company opposing two bills and supporting two bills. How much more balanced could you ask for?
      – C. dog

      • IWKAGGP

        Well, that’s not exactly what I meant Dog. What I meant was that I hold the Grok position on some of the bills but not all. Specifically, I like the idea of mandatory education and training before purchasing a gun. Three segments of the gun owning population already get such training (police, military and hunters) – why shouldn’t the other segments of the gun owning population be required to at least know which end of their weapon to point at them and which to point away from them before purchasing?

        • granitegrok

          It all depends on whether you hold that an innate Constitutional Right should be State metered. Is training a good idea? You bet and I took it just as a plinker. Should it be REQUIRED before being able to exercise that Right?

          In my mind, no. Again, does one have to take oratorical lessons to exercise one’s Right to Free Speech, or be forced by the State to take religion classes to freely Express their Religious values?

          Police get mandatory training to keep from hurting the innocent if having to use their weapon. The military get training to become the best at achieving violence on the enemy with their weapons. I cannot speak to the hunters (other than to say “small area, numbers of humans – the humans are not to be the hunted”.

        • C. dog e. doG

          I think everyone using a gun should learn how to use it properly. That said, there are many qualified to do so: friend, neighbor, relative, etc. I learned way more from these sources than I ever did from the official instructor. Alternatively, maybe the government skools could make available to the student bodies the opportunity for shooter’s education, like they do with driver’s ed, but with the loftier purpose of uplifting the ‘utes to become part and parcel of a well-regulated militia.
          – C. dog combining ingredients for a marvelous bouillabaisse

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