By Kimberly Morin
Yesterday, New Hampshire Democrats, fully funded by New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg and other out-of-state gun control organizations, voted on two different gun control measures, written by out-of-state organizations.
The first is House Bill 109 (HB 109), AN ACT requiring background checks for commercial firearms sales. This legislation is written by a California gun control organization and failed to pass three previous times in the house, even when it was under Democrat control.
This legislation hurts the ability to provide or receive gun safety training in the Granite State because it re-defines “commercial sales” to include transfers and exchanges of firearms “pursuant to an advertisement, posting, listing or display.’ Most instructors do all four of those things when advertising their classes [emphasis added]:
“Commercial sale” means a sale, transfer, or exchange of a firearm that takes place at, or on the curtilage of, a firearm or “gun” show or pursuant to an offer to sell, buy, transfer, or exchange a firearm that took place at a gun show, or pursuant to an advertisement, posting, listing, or display.
It also allows a gun registry, which is a violation of federal law [emphasis added]:
Purpose. It is the purpose and intent of the general court in enacting RSA 159-E to require commercial firearm sales and transfers in New Hampshire to be processed through a licensed firearms dealer, who will conduct a background check and create a record of each sale.
This legislation will, of course, harm women the most. Women are the largest group of Americans in the country who are now purchasing firearms and seeking firearm safety training. Women use firearms because they enjoy target shooting, compete in shooting sports, hunt and most importantly, for self-defense of themselves and their families.
New Hampshire Democrats don’t care. They seek only to push legislation by out-of-state gun control organizations who back their harmful narrative with lots of cash.
This legislation will not only effectively end gun shows in New Hampshire, which also sell self-defense items for women along with a variety of other items, not just firearms, it will absolutely harm women who seek to protect themselves and their children in emergency situations.
Women who have had violent threats or have left abusive situations will have to wait to get permission from the government before they are allowed to protect themselves and their families.
While police dispatchers and police officers in New Hampshire do an excellent job of responding to situations, the fact is they take minutes to respond when seconds matter. For this fact alone, many women become their own First Responders and choose to carry a firearm in order to protect themselves, especially when they have been violently threatened or have left an abusive relationship.
There is absolutely no reason to have a waiting period to purchase a firearm in New Hampshire, again, one of the safest states in the country. Democrats are only doing the bidding of out-of-state organizations who bought them into office.
Both of these bills will harm Granite Staters, especially women. For a party who likes to feign they are for women and women’s rights, they sure seem to like taking money from men who seek to harm the very women they represent.
Both of these bills that New Hampshire Democrats passed today will make the Granite State less safe. Maybe they should listen to the majority of their constituents for a change, rather than the cash in their pockets from out-of-state billionaires who hire armed security for their own families.