by Rep. Jeanine Notter (Deputy Republican NH House Floor Leader)
The 166th New Hampshire State Legislature had its first Session for the new term on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Democrats in the NH House of Representatives now have the majority and their first order of business was to disarm the Representatives. I campaigned as a defender of the Second Amendment in every election and am grateful to the voters who elected me to be their Representative. My voting record shows that I have always voted pro-second amendment and this past Wednesday was no exception.
Merrimack has had all Republican representation for several years, until this past election when the eight seats for our town were split right down the middle, re-electing four incumbent Republicans and four freshman Democrats.
Note: For the record, there were 687 new voters in Merrimack on November 6, 2018. The affidavits have yet to be analyzed to see if all of the names and addresses are indeed genuine.
The roll call votes of Jan. 2nd show a party split on each and every one of the gun bills that we debated. The Republicans voted to defend our right to carry a firearm, as has been the practice in the House when Republicans have the majority. The Democrats voted to strip us of the right, leaving us defenseless in the event of a shooting.
The DAILYWIRE reported that, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, “gun free zones” have been the target of more than 98% of all mass shootings. The number is staggering. When a criminal sees a sign that says, “No guns allowed,” I find it asinine and illogical to think that the said criminal will turn around and go away because someone put a sign there. Malcontents seek out “gun free zones” because they know there will be no one to shoot back.
I know from reading history that tyranny starts with disarming the citizens. If the NH House Democrat could do this to their duly elected colleagues, then the average citizen has much to fear.