New Hampshire: House Floor Votes On Anti-Gun Bills Possible Soon

New Hampshire: House Floor Votes On Anti-Gun Bills Possible Soon

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At any moment, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives may hold floor votes to consider concurrence on a number of bills received from the Senate that would impact our Second Amendment rights, including legislation to criminalize the private transfer of firearms, impose waiting periods, increase arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless, and take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process. Please contact your state Representative and urge them to OPPOSE House Bills 109, 514, 564, and 696. Click the "Take Action" button now to contact your state Representative. House Bill 109 , as amended, would essentially ban the private transfer of firearms, with very limited exemptions. It would employ a broad definition of "commercial sales" that would require private individuals, such as collectors and hobbyists who attend gun shows to trade firearms among each other, to conduct their transfers through Federal Firearm Licensed (FFL) dealers. The exemptions in the bill for private individuals not attending gun shows are so narrow and this definition of "commercial sales" is so large that they are effectively useless. This is a solution in search of a problem. Federal law already requires firearm dealers, regardless of location, to do background checks when transferring firearms. According to federal studies of how prison inmates acquired firearms, fewer than 1% reporting acquiring them at gun shows, and the vast majority acquired firearms on the back market, by straw purchase, or theft. In addition, ATF has reported that nearly half of illegally trafficked […]

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