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Senate to conduct hearings on 2 pro-gun bills…

On Monday, May 10, 2021, the Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct public hearings on two pro-gun bills that have already passed the House of Representatives.

HB 307, sponsored by GOA Life Member, Rep. Norm Silber and four co-sponsors, strengthens New Hampshire’s longstanding firearms pre-emption law by adding modest penalties. HB 307  will be heard at 1:30PM.

Gun owners are entitled to a clear set of laws and rules that are consistent statewide.  They have a right to know that conduct that the General Court has deemed lawful, is lawful everywhere in the state.  Despite the clear language found in R.S.A. 159:26, lawless cities, towns and school boards are still attempting to regulate the ownership, use and carry of firearms.  HB  307, as amended by the House,  if enacted, will put an end to this lawless behavior.

HB 334, sponsored by Rep. John Burt and nine co-sponsors, is a very simple bill that extends New Hampshire’s Constitutional Carry law to snowmobiles and ATVs.   HB 334 will be heard at 1:45PM
If a person can carry a handgun in public, or in their car or boat, then they should also be able to carry one on a snowmobile or ATV without a Pistol or Revolver License.  This bill is a clerical amendment to the 2017 Constitutional Carry law.

Both of these bills have passed the House of Representatives.  Here is what you can do to help to get HB 307 and HB 334 enacted into law.

Use the above form to send a pre-written message to all members of the Judiciary Committee urging them to vote HB 307 and HB 334 “ought to pass” without any other amendments or changes.

The statehouse complex is closed and the hearings are online.  If you would like to speak in favor of these bills click here to sign up. Even if you do not wish to speak, you can still use the link to register your support.

You will need to register separately for each bill.   To watch the hearings and speak when your name is called, click here and enter this webinar ID: 989 7106 1867 when prompted.  If you are only watching, YouTube may be easier.