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New Hampshire: House to Vote on Gov. Sununu's Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New Hampshire: House to Vote on Gov. Sununu's Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills

On Wednesday, September 18th, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on Governor Chris Sununu's vetoes of three anti-gun bills sent to his desk by the General Court.  Anti-gun Representatives who remain stubbornly committed to gun control are hoping to override Governor Sununu’s vetoes.  Urge your Representative to protect Second Amendment rights in New Hampshire by sustaining Governor Sununu’s vetoes of these House Bills:

House Bill 109 would effectively ban the private transfer of firearms, with exemptions too narrow to matter.  As written, the bill would impose a definition of "commercial sales" broad enough to swallow private transactions at gun shows, forcing nearly all individuals transfer through Federal Firearm Licensed (FFL) dealers.  Between 1) the narrowness of the bill’s supposed “exemptions” for private individuals outside of gun shows; and 2) the width of the definition for "commercial sales," the “exemptions” for New Hampshire citizens were effectively useless.

House Bill 514 would hinder the Second Amendment rights of New Hampshire citizens by imposing an arbitrary three-day waiting period (excluding weekends and holidays) between citizens and the firearms they purchase.  Limited “exemptions” were hitched to requirements involving prolonged safety courses and certain long gun purchases. 

House Bill 564 would prohibit law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms for self-defense while on school grounds (except when ferrying students and, even then, only if the firearm remained in the vehicle).  This counterintuitive law would impede the very type of protection that citizens and student deserve under the Second Amendment.  The bill’s wonky “exemptions” for leaving firearms in vehicles were riddled with limitations that would force parents to make an absurd choice between their family’s security or their school.  

Your action is required: Urge your Representative to sustain Gov. Sununu's vetoes of House Bills 109, 514, and 564.

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