New Hampshire Legislature passes bill nullifying federal anti-gun legislation and executive orders

The following article by Steve MacDonald has been republished with permission from GraniteGrok.

The New Hampshire legislature has passed HB1178, a bill prohibiting “the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

The extended text is even more pleasing to defenders of liberty:

Federal Statutes, Regulations, and Presidential Executive Orders Relating to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Pursuant to the general court’s authority under Part II, Article 5 of the New Hampshire Constitution, the state of New Hampshire, a political subdivision of this state, or any person acting under the color of state, county, or municipal law shall be prohibited from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer, or cooperate with any law, act, rule, order, or regulation of the United States Government or Executive Order of the President of the United States that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms, ammunition, magazines or the ammunition feeding devices, firearm components, firearms supplies, or knives. Silence in the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated pertaining to a matter regulated by federal law shall be construed as an inconsistency for the purposes of this chapter.

HB1178 does provide for cooperation with federal investigations into illegal activity or illegal use of firearms. It is not a blanket amnesty. No Wild West, though the Left will have framed it that way.

Facebook/Gov. Chris Sununu

“HB1178 will go to the governor for his signature, and while he’s terrible on many issues, this isn’t one of them. Chris Sununu has been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. He is expected to sign it. And when he does, New Hampshire will have nullified federal overreach on the Second Amendment.”

As sad as the shootings and loss of life are, we find ourselves looking at one more example of a place where law-abiding persons are disarmed by the burden of ownership imposed by their government. One law-abiding citizen with some basic training could have changed the incident in Buffalo in several ways from ending the shooter’s ability to continue to murder to simply distracting them. You can’t proceed with your murder until you deal with the incoming.

People have more time to flee, and back up has more time to get there.

Disarming

Biden and the Beltway Dems are constantly pursuing restrictions on private ownership and possession of firearms. They want to turn every corner of the nation into Chicago, where, in May 2022, there have been 197 shootings and 37 homicides over 17 days. Someone gets shot in Chicago every three minutes and murdered every fifteen.

There have been at least nine “mass shootings” in Chicago in 2022 where four or more people were shot in a single shooting incident. If your threshold is two or more, that number jumps to 116 mass shootings.

Is this the first you’ve heard of that? Because Chicago’s “common sense” gun laws are the Left’s template for America.

New Hampshire is not waiting around to be disarmed.

HB1178 will go to the governor for his signature, and while he’s terrible on many issues, this isn’t one of them. Chris Sununu has been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. He is expected to sign it. And when he does, New Hampshire will have nullified federal overreach on the Second Amendment.

More states need to follow that example and not just on firearms. The states are the last line of defense against federal abuse of power.

Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Michael McConville and Facebook/Gov. Chris Sununu
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9 thoughts on “New Hampshire Legislature passes bill nullifying federal anti-gun legislation and executive orders

  1. Yes, please move to NH all you good conservative Vermonters..especially the TNR readers.
    We do need to offset the ones that move here that are far left nutjobs fleeing from the messes they made of their own states.

    We’d all have much better lives here if we could grow our numbers here and rid ourselves of the RINOs we are stuck with.
    Now wouldn’t we all like that?

    C’mon Dano and Patricia, you’ll make fine Granite Staters!

    • Sununu remained as Governor, instead of becoming a U.S. Senator, to protect NH from leftist big government, high taxation, centralized command/control shenanigans.

  2. The deranged nut in Buffalo, with rifle, would have been immediately gunned down after firing the first shot.

    No second deranged nut would even fantasize of pulling the trigger, knowing it would mean instant death

    BTW, do not call them the Left. They do not deserve that moniker.

    They are the party of chaos, mayhem, incompetence, grifting, grafting, and taxation

  3. New Hampshire the last bastion of freedom in New England…
    Bravo for living your motto. Live Free or Die… to bad ours has become
    communism or die..If lake Champlain and Conn. River were swapped I’d move
    to NH in a heart beat..

  4. I have been considering a move to NH for some time now. NH is far from perfect but not engaged in all the insanity that is going on in VT. Perhaps the time has come?

  5. New Hampshire, Live Free or Die! Vermont, Suck it up Buttercup! Property across the river in America is looking very tempting. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind another conservative voter moving in. Could the contrast of our two states be any wider apart? Life without freedom is not life. In November, Vermonters have an opportunity to choose Freedom from oppression and debilitating restrictions from the overlords in Mount Stupid. If there’s no progress in turning this state around through elections, it just may be the one last thing that pushes me out of here. I can watch the flushing of the bowl from an American state named NH. And the roads are also much better there.

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