Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NH: Democrats Propose Voter Suppression for Second Amendment Practitioners



A bill has been introduced into the New Hampshire legislature. It is designed to suppress the exercise of the Second Amendment and voting.

The bill to discourage Second Amendment practitioners from voting is HB350. It is unlikely to pass in Second Amendment friendly New Hampshire. It shows the Democrat mindset to suppress the votes of people they disagree with.

The bill requires that people who are going to vote divest themselves of their Second Amendment rights while they are voting.  In New Hampshire, no license is required to carry a firearm openly; it is fairly simple to obtain a license to carry a handgun concealed. The number of concealed carry licenses is unknown. Statewide records are only kept for out of state permits. 

The bill requires that people be unarmed while in the actual practice of voting.  It also requires that they not "control" any firearm while voting, thus forbidding that they leave their firearm locked in their car.  From the bill at legiscan .com:
I. No person shall knowingly carry a loaded or unloaded pistol, revolver, firearm, or other deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625:11, V, whether open or concealed, or whether licensed or unlicensed, upon the person or within any of the person's possessions owned or within the person's control at a polling place during a federal, state, or municipal election.

II. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class B felony.
According to an article from New Hampshire, it has never been illegal to carry weapons to polling places in New Hampshire. The article is in the left leaning Seacoast Online. If a single instance of abuse had occurred, it would have been mentioned at seacoastonline.com:
Additionally, he warned, some residents might carry weapons to the polls, which is legal under state law.

"We are going to follow the law," Selig said. "As long as nobody is being threatening toward anyone else with their weapons, it's a non-issue. We are just making sure everyone is safe."
None of the commenters at the site were able to find a single instance of abuse, either.

The safety of carrying weapons to the polls has never been an issue. The intent of the legislation seems clear: discourage people who exercise their Second Amendment rights from voting.  

When you make it more difficult for a group to vote, be it illegal aliens or Second Amendment activists, some of them will find the extra step to be the one that keeps them from voting that day.

Second Amendment supporters tend to be 3.7 times as likely to be Republicans as Democrats, 82% to 22%, according to Pew.  This legislation seems to be an attempt to suppress the Republican vote.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It clearly meets the definition of unconstitutional infringement. denial of the right to keep and bear arms when ever and where ever you are that you may need to self defend or defend others. No better way to make a polling place a kill zone than to make it a gun free zone. If you can not keep them from voting massacre them while voting when they have no way to defend themselves while voting. I remember hearing about black panthers showing up at polling locations carrying clubs. Never take a club to what could be a gun fight. Non gun owners should not be making gun laws. People that are not intelligent enough to understand that self defense is a God Given right, it is very clear in the Bible, are not intelligent enough to defend themselves and need to depend on others, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE rights have always been secured by force. they have always been removed by force. THE RIGHTS THEY HAV IF NOT FOR OTHERS THAT DID CARRY GUNS.
Read the Book of Joshua in the old testament, how many got away with being conscientious objectors and what happened to the one that effused to fight?


I'm surprised these idiots haven't used the child safety card in this effort. they usually use the child safety card except when they want to get abortion laws approved. all of these women marching FOR ABORTION RIGHTS HAVE NEVER STOPPED TO ANSWER ONE QUESTION. HOW MANY OF THOSE ABORTED BABIES ARE FEMALE, who's RIGHTS ARE THEY PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF THOSE THAT SHOULD KNOW BETTER OR THE PERFECTLY INNNOCENT. PREGNANCY CAN BE PREVENTED BY ABSTINCECE. BEING CREATED BY SOMEONE ELSES ACTION IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE UNBORN AND HAVING THAT LIFE TERMINATED BY THE CARELESS IS EXCUSING MURDER AND DENIAL OF THE NEW INDIVIDUALS RIGHTS. THE CONSTITUTION GUARANTEES LIFE NO MATTER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED THAT LIFE. IT IS NEVER ABOUT PERSONAL RIGHTS IT IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN ABOUT THE RIGHT TO INGNORE MORAL REQUIREMENTS OF SOCIETY. ERRASE WHAT YOU CANT HIDE. I CALL WOMEN THAT HAVE ABORTIONS THE SAME THING THE BIBLE CALLS THEM, WHORES.

The reason we carry is to protect life. Our own or that of others under any circumstances at any time or any where.

Anonymous said...

Turn it around, when republicans get control pass a law that will not let any one not carrying get to vote. No law is valid if it singles out one group. gun advocates verses non gun advocates. the idiots think My rights are more important than you rights, only in this instance my rights are spelled out by the second amendment. No one has the right to object to my right. Your right is that you are not required to carry.

Paul Weber said...

Another law aimed at a non-existent problem.