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Self-Defense Reform Bill to be Heard Tomorrow in the Granite State!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Please Contact the Members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Today!

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will be holding a hearing on House Bill 160, “Castle Doctrine” self-defense legislation.  This measure, sponsored by State Representative Pepino (R-Hillsborough 11), expands a person's right to use deadly force to protect oneself.  Unfortunately, under this proposal, a person must still prove that he/she was unable to retreat from the attack thereby putting the burden of proof on the victim.  THIS NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.  The burden of proof must rest with the state, otherwise the bill could prove to be pointless. 

In the face of a criminal attack, law-abiding citizens should not be forced to retreat from any place where they have a legal right to be.  Victims of crime should no longer have to worry about being arrested or prosecuted if they use force to defend themselves or their family.  New Hampshire needs to stop putting the rights of criminals ahead of the rights of the law-abiding.

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee has scheduled a hearing on House Bill 160 for tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m., in room 204, of the Legislative Office Building. 

Please attend tomorrow’s hearing.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support a measure that fully protects the right of self-defense.  In addition, please contact your State Representative TODAY at (603) 271-2548 and ask them to encourage their fellow Representatives to add this provision to House Bill 160.  Contact information for the Committee can be found below.

State Representative Stephen Shurtleff, (D-Merrimack 10), Chairman 
steveshurtleff@aol.com

State Representative Laura Pantelakos, (D-Rockingham 16), Vice Chairman
lcpantelakos@verizon.net

State Representative Stanley Stevens, (R-Carroll 4), Clerk 
fourstar3@verizon.net

State Representative Roger Berube, (D-Strafford 2)
rogerberube@hotmail.com

State Representative Delmar Burridge, (D-Cheshire 3)
dburridge@ne.rr.com 

State Representative Shannon Chandley, (D-Hillsborough 6)
shannon.chandley@leg.state.nh.us

State Representative Gene Charron, (R-Rockingham 7)
genecharron@comcast.net

State Representative Robert Cushing, (D-Rockingham 15)
renny.cushing@leg.state.nh.us

State Representative Larry Gagne, (R-Hillsborough 13)

State Representative Barbara McCarthy, (D-Rockingham 5)
jfmbam@msn.com

State Representative Lori Movsesian, (D-Hillsborough 22)
movsesian28@yahoo.com

State Representative Timothy Robertson, (D-Cheshire 3) 
timr@webryders.net

State Representative Beth Rodd, (D-Merrimack 5)
bethrodd@tds.net

State Representative Mark Ryder, (D-Strafford 6)
mark.ryder@leg.state.nh.us

State Representative Elaine Swinford, (R-Belknap 5)
elainesw@metrocast.net

State Representative Moe Villeneuve, (R-Hillsborough 18) 
moeville@peoplepc.com

State Representative Everett Weare, (R-Rockingham 14) 
aweare@aol.com

State Representative David Welch, (R-Rockingham 8) 
repdawelch@hotmail.com

State Representative Robert Willette, (R-Hillsborough 6) 
bob.willette@leg.state.nh.us

 

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