Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

New Hampshire: “Universal” Background Check Bill Scheduled for Possible House Committee Vote on Tuesday

Friday, January 24, 2014

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

On Tuesday, January 28 at 1:15 p.m., the state House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold an executive session on House Bill 1589, a misguided anti-gun bill which would mandate “universal” background checks.  This session will take place in Room 302 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord.

As previously reported, if passed and enacted into law, HB 1589 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 do nothing to reduce violent crime, and will only affect law-abiding gun owners by creating cumbersome mandates and restrictions on the lawful purchase and possession of firearms.  Criminals, by definition, violate laws, especially gun control laws.  They don’t register their firearms, purchase firearms through licensed dealers or subject themselves to any gun control schemes that only penalize law-abiding citizens.  Furthermore, 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.

Using the contact information provided below, it is vital that you call and/or e-mail members of the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE this HB 1589 when it comes up for a vote.

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
Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales

News  

Friday, February 15, 2019

Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales

H.R. 8, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, has received significant attention from the gun rights community. However, H.R. 1112, which purportedly targets the inappropriately-named “Charleston loophole,” is just as insidious an attack ...

Washington: Hearing for Bill to Expand Gun Seizures Without Due Process

Monday, February 18, 2019

Washington: Hearing for Bill to Expand Gun Seizures Without Due Process

On February 19th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be holding an executive session on Senate Bill 5745 to expand the circumstances under which Second Amendment rights may be revoked without ...

H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation

News  

Friday, February 15, 2019

H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation

The Nancy Pelosi Speaker Era 2.0 continued on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with a markup of H.R 8, the “universal” background checks bill, in the House Judiciary Committee. Following on the heels of last week’s Judiciary Committee hearing, the same committee held a markup on ...

Texas: Setting the Record Straight On "Red Flag" Legislation

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Texas: Setting the Record Straight On "Red Flag" Legislation

Over the holiday weekend, a conservative "taxpayer watchdog" group sent out an email to its contact list which gave the impression that NRA-ILA supports "red flag" legislation in Texas.  One wonders what the organization hoped to accomplish by confusing and attempting to divide ...

Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality

News  

Friday, February 15, 2019

Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality

A study published in Preventative Medicine by Yu Lu and Jeff R. Temple concludes that “the majority of mental health symptoms examined were not related to gun violence. Instead, access to firearms was the primary culprit.”

California: City of Los Angeles Discriminates Against NRA Supporters

Friday, February 15, 2019

California: City of Los Angeles Discriminates Against NRA Supporters

This week, the City Council Members of Los Angeles showed their extreme distain of the Second Amendment, the NRA and our supporters.  On February 12, the City Council held the first reading of a proposed ordinance that ...

Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

News  

Friday, February 15, 2019

Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that ...

Maryland: 2019 Legislative Session Begins with a Slew of Anti-Gun Bills Introduced

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Maryland: 2019 Legislative Session Begins with a Slew of Anti-Gun Bills Introduced

With the 2019 Maryland Legislative Session underway, gun control groups have made the General Assembly a target for their anti-gun agenda. 

Ohio: Legislative Fix Introduced to Correct Drafting Error

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ohio: Legislative Fix Introduced to Correct Drafting Error

The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee could soon consider Senate Bill 53. 

South Dakota: Senate to Vote on Enhanced Preemption Legislation Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

South Dakota: Senate to Vote on Enhanced Preemption Legislation Tomorrow

Today, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed Enhanced Preemption Legislation, House Bill 1056, by an 8 to 1 vote.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.