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Posted on April 19, 2013
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 for criminal activity. The New Hampshire House of Representatives already undermined your inherent right to self-defense by passing the Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill by a 189-184 vote on March 27.
HB 135 would repeal important self-defense provisions enacted in 2011, making the following changes to New Hampshire’s current self-defense laws:
Given the alarming passage of this legislation in the state House, it is critical that you contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY and let them know that HB 135 is a big step in the wrong direction for New Hampshire, and will put you and your loved ones at risk. Ask committee members whether they plan to vote for the rights of law-abiding citizens or criminals.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Sharon Carson, Chairman (R-14)(603)firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Bette Lasky, Vice Chairman (D-13)(603)email@example.com
Senator David Boutin (R-16)(603)firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Sam Cataldo (R-6)(603)email@example.com
Senator Donna Soucy (D-18)(603)firstname.lastname@example.org
self-defense, Stand Your Ground
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