NH Rep says, ‘I’m still going to carry,’ after vote to ban guns in House chamber

NH Rep says, ‘I’m still going to carry,’ after vote to ban guns in House chamber

Gun Rights

Victoria Sullivan of Manchester, a former state rep, spoke during the 2nd Amendment rally outside the State House. Photo/Marc Nozell CONCORD, NH — NH House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 220 to 163 to in favor of a rules change, banning “deadly weapons” from the state house. Prior to the vote, several opposed to the amendment held a protest outside the State House, in defense of their 2nd Amendment right to carry arms. As written the amendment to House Rule 63 reads as follows: Deadly weapons; electronic devices; cameras. No person, including members of the House, except law enforcement officers while actively engaged in carrying out their duties as such, shall carry or have in possession any deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625:11, V while in the House Chamber, anterooms, cloakrooms, or House gallery. Any person in violation of this rule shall be subject to ejection from any such premises on the order of the Speaker and disciplinary action or arrest or both by action of the House. Nothing in this rule shall indicate that the security officer appointed by the House under Rule 61 has the right to stop and search a member of the House on the premises of the House. With the exception of devices for the hearing impaired, no member shall operate audible electronic transmitting and/or receiving devices nor shall any member operate a video camera or a camera utilizing flash bulbs on the floor of the House, while the House is in session.” […]

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