New Hampshire Democrats pass gun ban

New Hampshire Democrats pass gun ban

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Concerned resident Denis Goddard, of Hopkinton, displays a sign with the message ‘neither pick my pocket nor breaks my legs,’ at the start of a pro-Second Amendment rally outside the statehouse Wednesday morning, while talking with Carl Dow, of Chichester. CONCORD – Democrats on Wednesday quickly used their newfound majority power to ban guns from Representatives Hall, including the anteroom and public gallery overlooking it. The 220-163 House of Representatives vote followed party lines, with only four Democrats voting against the ban. One Republican voted for it. Now, the left is pushing majority Democrats to pass sweeping anti-gun legislation. “This vote is a step in the right direction,” Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress and convener of the New Hampshire Gun Violence Prevention Coalition, said after the Wednesday vote. “Now the Legislature needs to pass a package of common sense gun violence prevention laws, including closing background check loopholes, creating a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm, keeping guns out of our elementary, middle, and high schools, and passing the popular bipartisan extreme risk protection order which is improving public safety in states across the nation.” Although the vote passed, opposition activists and Second Amendment supporters gathered for a rally outside to make their voices heard. “We need to speak the truth in every conversation,” former Republican House member Victoria Sullivan said while speaking into a megaphone. “The truth is, it is your right, it is my right to keep and bear […]

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