For Immediate Release
July 21, 2015
Contact: Rep. Frank Edelblut
LEGISLATOR APPEALS TO GOVERNOR HASSAN TO NULLIFY GUN FREE ZONES
AT MILITARY RECRUITING CENTERS
Concord—Representative Frank Edelblut (R-Wilton) has called upon Governor Hassan to follow the lead of six other of the nation’s governors by moving to nullify the requirement that recruiting offices remain “gun free zones,” allowing National Guardsmen to be armed and able to protect themselves.
“Military recruiting centers in New Hampshire have long be designated ‘gun free zones.’ Of course, we know that this means that law-abiding citizens and military personnel obey the law but criminals, intent on violence, have no regard for the law. This is what played out in the tragedy at the Tennessee military recruiting office last week,” wrote Edelblut in his letter to the governor.
“It has come to my attention that a number of New Hampshire citizens have had to take it upon themselves to protect our brave service men and women who serve in these facilities. The governors of six states have effectively nullified the requirement that recruiting offices remain ‘gun free zones,’ allowing National Guardsmen to be armed and to protect themselves,” he added.
“I would request that you act likewise, and permit our brave service men and women who serve in New Hampshire military recruiting centers to arm themselves,” concluded Edelblut.
H/T Kimberly Morin