Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

New Hampshire: House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee to Hear Egregious Anti-Gun Bill Tomorrow

Monday, January 20, 2014

Contact members of this committee today and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1589 

Tomorrow at 1:15 PM, the state House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear an egregious anti-gun bill which seeks to impose “universal background checks” on law-abiding gun owners in the Granite State.  House Bill 1589, if enacted into law, would criminalize the private sale, transfer or loan of any firearm to anyone outside of the immediate family without a background check from a licensed firearms dealer.  This extreme legislation would criminalize commonplace activities such as loaning a rifle to a friend on a hunting trip, allowing a friend to try out your gun at a shooting range or selling your gun to a friend or neighbor - subjecting the transferor to the penalties of a Class B felony.

“Universal background checks” will do nothing to reduce crime, and will only affect law-abiding gun owners by creating cumbersome mandates and restrictions on the lawful purchase and possession of firearms.  It is already illegal to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to someone classified as a prohibited person, and is a felony for a prohibited person to buy, own or possess a firearm.  HB 1589 seeks to make drastic and unnecessary changes to current state firearm laws that will impose unduly restrictions on law-abiding citizens rather than addressing the true problems associated with illegal straw purchases – lack of enforcement of current law.  In addition, a January 2013 internal U.S. Department of Justice memorandum summarizing so-called “gun violence” prevention strategies states that the effectiveness of “universal background checks” depends on requiring gun registration.

The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee hearing on HB 1589 will be held tomorrow, January 21 at 1:15 PM in Representatives Hall in Concord.  Please attend this important hearing and see below for contact information for members of this committee.  It is vital that you contact members of the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE this misguided legislation.

Representative Edward Butler (D-7), Chairman

Harts Location

(603) 271-3369

edofthenotch@aol.com

 

Representative Donna Schlachman (D-18), Vice Chairman

Exeter

(603) 772-4934

donna.schlachman@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative Chris Muns (D-21), Clerk

Hampton

(603) 929-3629

chris.muns@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative Angeline Kopka (D-28)

Nashua

(603) 577-5561

 

Representative Catherine Mulholland (D-17)

Grafton

(603) 523-4497

cmulholland134@gmail.com

 

Representative Joe Scarlotto (D-31)

Portsmouth

(603) 501-1800

joe.scarlotto@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative Donald Flanders (R-3)

Laconia

(603) 524-5369

dflanders@metrocast.net

 

Representative Pamela Tucker (R-23)

Greenland

(603) 431-8982

pam.tucker@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative Ralph Doolan (R-1)

Littleton

(603) 259-3187

 

Representative Kenneth Gidge (D-33)

Nashua

(603) 888-2355

kgidge@aol.com

 

Representative Ruth Heden (D-23)

Milford

(603) 673-7036

ruth.heden@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative Kermit Williams (D-4)

Wilton

(603) 654-7684

kermit.williams@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative Ronald Belanger (R-8)

Salem

(603) 893-0659

ron.belanger@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative Laura Jones (R-24)

Rochester

(603) 948-2264

laurajonesnh@gmail.com

 

Representative Emily Sandblade (R-18)

Manchester

(603) 845-3228

representative.emily.sandblade@gmail.com

 

Representative Jill Hammond (D-24)

Peterborough

(603) 547-0715

jshafham@gmail.com

 

Representative Richard McNamara (D-38)

Hillsborough

(603) 464-0212

richard.mcnamara@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative John Hunt (R-11)

Rindge

(603) 899-6000

jbhunt@prodigy.net

 

Representative Frederick Rice (R-21)

Hampton

(603) 929-1517

fred.rice@leg.state.nh.us

 

Representative Keith Murphy (R-7)

Bedford

(603) 488-5792

rep.keithmurphy@gmail.com

TRENDING NOW

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Florida Alert: YETI Drops NRA Foundation

For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country.  Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The ...

News  

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ALERT ! YETI Adds Insult to Injury

If it wasn’t bad enough that YETI dropped The NRA Foundation as a client, now they’re calling us liars because we informed our members and friends of their actions.  

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

News  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action executive director, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Tuesday regarding President Donald Trump's signature on the National Defense Authorization Act

California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Several pro- and anti-gun bills are scheduled to be heard in their respective committees on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24.  Please contact the members of the respective committee and urge them to SUPPORT ...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

Monday, April 23, 2018

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

With the April 25th deadline approaching, the Illinois state Senate is expected soon to consider overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on legislation that would drive your local gun stores out of business with onerous red tape ...

Minnesota: Two Anti-Gun Amendments to be Introduced and Considered Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Minnesota: Two Anti-Gun Amendments to be Introduced and Considered Tomorrow

Tomorrow, anti-gun state Senator Ron Latz is expected to introduce two gun control amendments to the Senate Judiciary Omnibus finance bill on the Senate floor.

Delaware: Mandatory Gun Storage Legislation to be Heard in Committee Today

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Delaware: Mandatory Gun Storage Legislation to be Heard in Committee Today

Today, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun House Bill 366.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.