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Legislation to Strengthen New Hampshire’s Preemption Law has been Introduced!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State Representative Steve Cunningham (R-2) has introduced legislation to strengthen and protect the Second Amendment rights of the law-abiding gun owners in New Hampshire.  New Hampshire currently has a firearms preemption law, but that has not stopped some local governments from passing gun control ordinances in the name of stopping criminal activity.

House Bill 334 would give the New Hampshire legislature exclusive authority and jurisdiction by statute over the sale, purchase, ownership, use, possession, transportation, licensing or permitting, taxation, or other matters pertaining to firearms, firearms components, ammunition, or firearms supplies in the state.  This important legislation also specifically states that no public or private entity shall prohibit the possession of firearms on any property owned, in whole or in part, by the state, or an agency, political subdivision, committee, or other governmental unit thereof, unless expressly authorized in statute.

Representative Cunningham stated in a recent news release, that “this bill was put forward to stultify several attempts by bureaucrats to eliminate firearms from being lawfully carried in their buildings.”

While a hearing has not been set for HB 334 and NRA will continue to keep you posted on the status of HB 334.  Please contact your state Representative(s) and urge him or her to support HB 334.  For contact information or help identifying your state Representative, please click here.

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