Rep. Stephen Shurtleff

The Nanny Bloomberg Rally Posted In The House Journal

by Rick Olson June 18, 2013

“I can be arrogant, I can be insufferable.”   —Kurt Sutter Arrogance.  Is it appropriate to post a “non-governmental event” with a clear left wing bias in a New Hampshire Official State Publication?  A publication paid for by Granite State Taxpayers? Most would say, “no” not appropriate. And most House members would say no as […]

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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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“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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Guest post by Penny Dean, Esq. – HB135 “Stand your ground” must be defeated

by Skip March 25, 2013

HB 135 NEEDS TO BE ITL’D If the proposed changes to RSA 627:4 in the form of HB 135 are adopted (i.e. the return to the previous version of the law-see below), the affirmative defense will no longer be available to those who are forced to defend themselves or others at places other than their […]

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HB135: Criminal Defense Attorneys Weigh In

by Rick Olson January 26, 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   Yesterday, The New Hampshire Union Leader featured a story where, “Lawyers say stand your ground works” Prominent Granite State criminal defense lawyer, Mark Sisti told the Union […]

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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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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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