The New Hampshire House voted 184-146 to advance Senate Bill 500, housekeeping legislation meant to clean up the language in firearms statutes in the GraniteState.
Unlike the State Senate where approval was unanimous SB500 did not garner overwhelming bipartisan support in the NH House. In fact, it received very little support from House Democrats with 139 of the 146 no votes coming from the left.
Those not hampered by Everyday Math or its educational-reform progeny will notice that there were seven votes left over. (146-139 = How does that make you feel?) If you are an actual Republican, there are two feelings.
First thought, “Only seven “Republicans” in that caucus voted no. Happy Day!”
Second thought, ” I can’t believe I even had that first thought!”
Such is the yoke we bear. Northeast Republicans, often referred to outside New England as Democrats, continue to pollute the ranks of the party leaving their mark on a laundry list of bad policy ideas and far too many good ones they rejected.
If there were more of them a bill as mundane as SB 500 would have failed which is sad because all it does is make certain that definitions related to firearms in existing law all arrive at the same conclusion. This word means this, that word means that. And so on. It made the law easier to understand and enforce. Domestic violence, fish and game, yadda-yadda, all the same.
Voting against it would only leave the confusion in place.
Voters need to consider the degree of partisan zealotry required for ‘Democrats’ to oppose something that is the definition of a common sense gun law and how that colors the ability of those elected officials to represent anything other than a blind devotion to a party narrative?
It is extremist in thinking and practice, and sure you could try to make the same argument for Republicans but do their priorities pose an inherent and deliberate danger to your liberties and the foundation of the Republic?
The Democrats campaign talking points heading toward November amount to little more than we’re not Trump and we don’t support him. Great. Republicans had remarkable success using that strategy against them thanks to Obama. But if we’re being honest, the status quo is far less of a threat.
Republicans didn’t try to take away your right to self-defense which isn’t by the way, limited to firearms. Democrats will not just advocate disarmament policies given the opportunuty and the power they’ll punish you for defending yourself from assault by criminals. Defending yourself from an intruder will get you arrested. Harming that intruder will get you arrested and sued. It happens in the liberal states already. Adding New Hampshire to that club is on the left’s bucket list.
Republicans aren’t blocking speech they oppose. Democrats aided and abetted marches to stop speech. Several of them. They advocated acts of intimidation and violence to silence speakers. Your elected New Hampshire Democrats, those that did openly support or foment such violations of natural rights, at the very least they failed consistently to speak out against these acts or to stand in defense of speech even when it was speech they opposed.
And in what would be the most radical and dangerous priority is that they and the state have the right to decide what a is a human being (entitled to what few rights they’d be willing to afford) and when.
That’s not the end. The worldview that embraces these policies would engage with others to like ends. A thought process that also makes it impossible for Democrats to support a bill like SB500.
It is the true mark of a radical, more committed to party and power than people and liberty.
If you do not stand up and oppose them by voting for someone or somethng else, you will get what you did not ask for and they will not stop until your freedoms are dead.
|Cushing, Robert Renny||Democrat||Rockingham||21||Nay|
|Mulligan, Mary Jane||Democrat||Grafton||12||Nay|
|Van Houten, Connie||Democrat||Hillsborough||45||Nay|
|Wallner, Mary Jane||Democrat||Merrimack||10||Nay|
“Republicans” who voted against SB500 – Treat them like Democrats.