There is a bill (HB1589) in the New Hampshire House today that was being discussed in committee hearings that will put more gun control laws into place in the Granite State. To push this unnecessary bill, there were out-of-state gun control advocates testifying. These people are parents of children who died in the Newtown shooting. It’s despicable to use dead children as props to push further gun control in a state where there isn’t a gun crime issue. It’s deplorable that these people believe criminals like the shooter in Newtown would actually obey their gun laws (the Mother of one admitted that the gun control bill was about ‘Social Change’). In fact, the gun laws in Connecticut worked and the shooter (who will remain nameless here) was not allowed to get a gun legally. That did not stop him from committing the heinous crime.
What this bill and these ‘advocates’ want to do is turn law-abiding citizens and gun owners into criminals. This bill will not stop criminals from getting guns illegally nor will it stop gun crimes or gun violence (both of which are very low in New Hampshire even though gun ownership is high). This bill does nothing but take away the rights of law-abiding citizens to conduct business as they have for years. The people testifying do not live in New Hampshire. They only visit when paid to by far left wing, anti-2nd Amendment organizations. They are not experts in crime nor are they experts on gun crime rates in the Granite State.
Not surprising it’s the far left wing organization Granite State Progress who has brought these people to New Hampshire. The fact they would sink so low as to bring in out-of-staters to the Granite State who will use the deaths of children by a criminal to push gun control on law-abiding citizens is beyond despicable. It also shows the type of organization they are and the people they have running it. New Hampshire does not have a gun violence or gun crime problem. What the Granite State has an out-of-state infestation of gun control hysterics who despicably use dead children as props to push laws in a state that does not need them.
At the Gun Rights Across America ‘Stand Your Ground’ rally in Concord today, women proved they too want their gun rights. The emcee of the event was Susan Olsen of Gun Rights Across America and two of the speakers were women: Jenn Coffey of 2nd Amendment Sisters and Donna Deluca Murphy of 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control. There were many women also in attendance. These women defy the false narrative of the anti-2nd Amendment crowd across the Granite State and the country that often portray those who believe in their Constitutional Right as males (often as extremists or rednecks but always males).
The rally was held on the steps of the state house where many Democrats are pushing legislation to further curb New Hampshire residents’ lawful gun rights. This is the same place where Democrats pushed to end Stand Your Ground laws – the ability to protect oneself if in danger whether inside your domicile or in public. For some reason Democrats prefer women become victims rather than protect themselves. Keeping in line with the ‘man’ pro-2nd Amendment mantra, even Concord Patch didn’t post any photos of the women speakers in their report on the rally (apparently it was the photographer’s choice not to send in any photos of the women speakers, not the editor’s choice to keep them out of the slideshow).
As Democrats push for anti-2nd Amendment legislation in the Granite State and across the country, more and more women are becoming involved in the fight for their rights. In March of last year this author published an article regarding the ‘War on Women’ gun control advocates are waging:
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that proves women can protect themselves from assailants if they have a gun. There is also plenty that shows what happens to women when they don’t have a gun to protect themselves – they become statistics. As more women choose to become gun owners in order to protect themselves, it’s clear that they are fighting to avoid becoming victims. Women are empowering themselves by protecting themselves.
Americans have the right to protect themselves using a gun if they so desire. Americans have the right to own a gun if they desire. As more legislation comes out that seeks to curb a woman’s right to choose how to protect herself, you are going to see more and more women fighting to keep that choice. The Stand Your Ground rally at the state house was just one example of many to come.
NOTE: There were many excellent speakers at the rally including Reps Al Baldasaro and John Hikel; Gary Lambert (candidate for NH02); Chris Smart of Gun Rights Across America; Ben Sarro of WNTK and others. This article is written to show the women involved because so few others will.