Gun control fight likely to be cash cow for both sides

Gun control fight likely to be cash cow for both sides

IT LOOKS LIKE those on both sides of the gun control battle in New Hampshire intend to make some money off it. The left played bigfoot in the 2014 mid-term elections when Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety spent a staggering $128,000 to try to unseat Second Amendment champion and State Sen. Kevin Avard , D-Nashua. The blitzkrieg failed. A similar drumbeat could be heard from the right this week. A state GOP fundraising email went out minutes after a House committee voted, 11-10, in favor of a Senate-passed bill ( SB 154 ) to prevent the state from enforcing any Biden administration executive order on gun control. An amendment from Rep. Daryl Abbas , R-Salem, expanded it to include any “law or regulation” passed while Democrats controlled the White House and Congress. “Your New Hampshire House Republicans are standing up for the Second Amendment and pushing back against Biden’s federal overreach,” the fundraising email said. The left-leaning Granite State Progress charged this could leave the state powerless to combat a D.C.-style storming of New Hampshire’s State House some day. “It could also prevent New Hampshire from working with the DOJ, FBI, or AFT on major issues like the violent insurrection at the Capitol or the growing armed militia and white supremacist activity in the Granite State,” said Zandra Rice Hawkins . Gov. Chris Sununu , a reliable favorite of the gun owner lobby, sounded ready to sign this one. “Overall with firearm safety, we have done it very […]

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