On Thursday, June 27th, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on the Committee of Conference report for HB 564. House Bill 564 would restrict law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and their loved ones on school grounds. Please contact your state Representative and ask them to OPPOSE HB 564.
House Bill 564 sponsored by Representative Mary Heath (D-Hillsborough 14), would prohibit law-abiding citizens carrying firearms for self-defense from going on school grounds except when picking-up or dropping-off students and only if the firearm remains in their vehicle. This would burden law-abiding citizens by requiring them to unnecessarily handle firearms that are already securely holstered and leave them in their vehicle when exiting. In addition, the exemption to leave firearms in vehicles would not extend to going on school grounds for other purposes, such as attending events, filling out school paperwork, or meeting with school officials. Parents would have to deviate from their normal routes to secure firearms at home or to park off-campus. So called “gun-free zones” simply disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless against the criminals who ignore such arbitrary boundaries.
Again, please contact your state Representative and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 564.