Senate Bill 348, introduced by Senator Peter Bragdon (R-11), would change state law to prohibit the confiscation of firearms and ammunition during a state of emergency. This proposal will help avoid what recently transpired in New Orleans, where law enforcement arbitrarily and illegally confiscated firearms from law-abiding gun owners. The Senate Public and Municipal Affairs committee has begun holding hearings on this legislation. Please contact your State Senator at (603) 271-2111 and ask him or her to support S.B. 348.
The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will be holding a public hearing on HB 1369 and HB 1389. HB 1369, which bars posting of "no firearms" signs by government agencies or officials without legislative authorization, and HB 1389, which provides for storage of firearms in locked private vehicles, will be heard on Thursday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively, in room 204 of the Legislative Office Building. If you are unable to attend, please call your State Legislator at (603) 271-2111 and ask him or her to support HB 1369 and HB 1389.