Skip to comments.Background checks for gun buyers to be studied (NH gun-grab)
Posted on 02/24/2014 12:44:22 PM PST by RKBA Democrat
CONCORD The issue of background checks for firearm purchases will come back to the House after a committee voted Thursday to establish a study commission on gun violence and background checks.
Last week, the House voted 242-118 after a lengthy debate to kill House Bill 1589, which would have required background checks for all commercial gun sales, including those at gun shows and flea markets.
The bill was opposed by 2nd amendment activists and gun owner groups, who said it infringed on constitutional rights and prohibited any gun transactions between family and friends.
During the debate, opponents of the bill successfully changed the bill to a study commission to look at the relationship between the states good safety record and its gun laws.
But amendment supporters eventually voted down the study commission saying House leadership could stack the committee with those favoring restrictions on sales.
Thursday the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 12-6 to establish a study commission on gun violence, methods to strengthen the background check system and measures to promote firearms safety.
The study commission will replace the content of House Bill 1264, which would allow residents from states not requiring a concealed weapon permit to carry a loaded pistol in New Hampshire.
Rep. JR Hoell, R-Dunbarton, the sponsor of HB 1264, said the commission would be weighted to those favoring restricting 2nd Amendment rights.
The HB 1264 study commission would consist of one senator appointed by the Senate President, three House members appointed by the House Speaker, one member of an organization promoting gun violence prevention appointed by the Governor, one retail firearms business owner appointed by the Governor, and one member each from the National Alliance for Mental Illness, New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, Gun Owners of New Hampshire and the Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, appointed by those organizations.
Background check supporters said the make-up of the commission is fair.
The proposed commission will include a diverse set of stakeholders, said Granite State Progress Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins. This fair and balanced representation of interests will make the study commission insightful and fruitful.
The full House will vote on HB 1264 next month.
Background checks for politicians advocating infringement of Constitutionally enumerated rights.
Will John Stark and Enoch Poor please pick up the celestial courtesy phone?
“You all can go to Hell. I’m goin’ to Texas!” —David Crockett
The economy sucks but we need to grab more guns. Fire these panty wastes.
They need to restrict guns because of the coming revolution.
If I’m not mistaken their state motto is: “Live Free Or Die”. So much for the people standing up against the authoritarian regime to live by their motto I guess. Maybe some willing to die for their cause.
If VT's laws are good enough for socialists, they should be good enough for former MassHoles.
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Adopting VT gun laws was exactly what the original bill was designed to do. Instead the grabbers stripped that language and added language for this anti gun “study” committee.
To the extent that we have background checks at all, they should not include any identification of the firearm unless the buyer is between the legal age to buy a long gun and the legal age to buy a handgun. Why should a background check include the make and model of the firearm, let alone the serial number? “Background check” as implemented in the United States today is a euphemism for “back door registration”.
That is NHs motto. And there are some very good people fighting the good fight on this. They have a good chance of prevailing when all is said and done. They need the help, though.
Then they better give some thought to restricting rope while they're at it.
NH may well fire them this fall. In the mean time, though, they’ve got a fight on their hands.
Some of these NH folks put up one hell of a fight. They’re welcome around my campfire anytime.
New Hampshire has one of the lowest murder rates of any state in the union, and has had so for a number of years. Look at the crime stats for the years 1960 - 2012 => http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/nhcrime.htm
I had a CCW from NH and it was 20.00 for out of state. They sent me renewal and it was 100.00. I never sent it back.
Distract the people with the ‘gun issue’ while they continue to slaughter babies and join queers together in unholy matrimony. Judge the people of Red Hampshire by their actions...look who they sent to Washington to represent them. Evil. Absolute evil.
More and more Bostonians are retiring to southern NH, or simply going to live there to avoid taxes and other expense.
Then these idiots reconstruct everything they’ve left behind.
Hopefully, this benighted offense against the constitution will go nowhere.