HB 135

“Castle Doctrine,” NOT Stand Your Ground

by Rick Olson June 11, 2013

Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?   —Frederic Bastiat Around 2:45 am this past Sunday morning, a Lake Avenue resident called 911  to report individuals outside his apartment while arming himself with a handgun. Thereafter, […]

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NH Senate Votes 19-5 to Table HB 135

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2013

The NH Senate has tabled HB 135, the Deputy Dawg Shurtleff House passed bill that would have repealed stand your ground in New Hampshire and replaced it with Run Away or else go to court and have them tell you a year later…yeah, you should have run away. Bad bill. Tabling is not death, however. […]

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Say Hello to the Happy Train

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2013

Rick reported the news yesterday of the likely demise of HB 135 (2013)– Deputy Dawg Stephen Shurtleff’s  repeal of stand your ground for me but not for he. Most of us had an inkling of this last week, and I’m not about to go on about that or the bill’s demise because Rick has more to add (or just […]

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House Bill 135 Is All But Dead

by Rick Olson May 1, 2013

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. —Plato Senator Sharon Carson (R) Dist. 14, Chair, Senate Judiciary (Londonderry), sent me a message yesterday afternoon that the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-1 on HB 135 to recommend, “Inexpedient to Legislate…”  legislative […]

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House Bill 135: From the Senate: “Inexpedient to Legislate”

by Rick Olson April 30, 2013

Senator Sharon Carson just messaged me… The Committee voted to recommend 4-1 HB 135 ITL —MORE TO COME…

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HB 135: State v. Craig Moses

by Rick Olson April 27, 2013

“In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.” —Tacitus Liberals love to ignore inconvenient facts. Stick fingers in ears, close eyes and yell, “La-la-la-la-la!” Franklin resident Craig Moses was acquitted under the Granite State’s “Stand Your Ground” law.  Moses was arrested nearly a year ago in Nashua outside a nighclub and charged […]

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“Citizens With Guns:” Better Trained Than Police? Really?

by Rick Olson April 24, 2013

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”   —George S. Patton I was at the State Senate hearing yesterday on HB 135. I heard a great deal of testimony. Senator Carson asked people not to read their testimony, Zandra Rice-Hawkins, boringly read […]

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HB 135 Deputy Dawg Shurtleff ‘Stand Your Ground Repeal’ – NH State Senate Hearing is Tomorrow

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2013

c/o Scott Smith / Facebook New Hampshire: Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing in Concord on Tuesday On Tuesday, April 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 135. Introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11), HB 135 will render law-abiding citizens defenseless victims by removing consequences […]

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House Bill 135: Representative Jan Schmidt Thinks People Don’t Understand

by Rick Olson April 9, 2013

“It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.” —Don Herold On Wednesday, March 27 Representative Janice Schmidt (D) Hillsborough 27 – Nashua took to the Londonderry Patch with her local voices entry entitled, HB 135: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think […]

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Life Imitates Democrat legislation

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2013

I was just reading Scott’s post about the chickens of modern day feminism coming home to roost and it occurred to me;  the video of the young man that dodged the ball that then modified the face of  his date is a perfect example of how the left wants us all to behave. I’ll call this “Life […]

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Shurtleff Defends Stand Your Ground Repeal In The Union Leader

by Rick Olson March 30, 2013

“There is hardly any mental misery worse than that of having our own serious phrases, our own rooted beliefs, caricatured by a charlatan or a hireling.”  —George Eliot Last Monday, Steve Shurtleff wrote an op-ed in advocacy for his bill to repeal stand your ground. He tells several lies, makes completely inaccurate statements and could […]

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NH House Vote To Repeal Stand Your Ground (HB 135) is Today

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2013

Update [-Skip]:  The NH House just voted to pass HB135 which means that you must flee from danger instead of asserting your Right to Self-Defense.  From the House Republican Alliance: “We are saddened but not surprised by the passage of HB135, which removes a person’s right to defend oneself. The passage of this politically motivated […]

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Petition to Oppose HB 135

by Rick Olson March 17, 2013

A petition was set up at the website, “SignOn.org” a website variant of MoveOn.org. The lefties originally began a petition to support HB 135, and at the same time another petition was started to oppose HB 135. HB 135 is the bill seeking to eliminate “stand your ground.”  Now that the petition started to outpace […]

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Support ‘Stand Your Ground’ In New Hampshire [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2013

[Updated] For those who are not interested in using the original petition site reported below (SignOn.org), I have created a separate petition on a different site.  I used the exact same language as the original.    New Hampshire Democrats have been doing their best to roll back, repeal, or undo anything and everything the last (Republican) legislature did.  The most recent […]

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House Bill 135: Hypocrisy Abounds

by Rick Olson January 23, 2013

“Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.”  —Rebecca West 

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Bringing Civility to Concord….uh…..Not?

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2013

Democrats claimed they would bring civility to Concord but as Rick Olsen observed here, at the hearing for HB 135, the Democrat committee chair yelled at the people who had come to the hearing–because they applauded when they liked what they heard. “…We are forced to sit here and suffer through this…I am not going […]

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HB 135: Legal Eagles Will Second Guess

by Rick Olson January 22, 2013

“It’s hard to know exactly how people develop the characters they do. There could be people from humble beginnings that turn into jerks. Some characteristics are just part of that special soul of that human being.”   —David Maraniss  House Bill 135 today in Concord. Ann M. Rice is the Deputy Attorney General for the State of […]

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Scared Shurtleff Tees Us Up Tomorrow

by Susan Olsen January 21, 2013

Retired Deputy Dawg Shurtleff gets to stand up on his hind legs tomorrow and introduce a bill (HB135) to begin disarming law-abiding folk, a bill from which he remains exempt.  The Democrats outnumber Republican 11-9 on the House Criminal Justice committee so for good measure, here is the whole group. Call them at home, email them directly […]

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