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HB1178 Signed Into Law

Governor Sununu signed HB1178 into law Friday, making New Hampshire a “gun sanctuary” state. This was one of the high profile bills I was watching like a hawk and am excited to see signed.

Any Federal laws/regulations that differ from those in NH RSA cannot be enforced by local/state law enforcement, and support cannot be provided for Federal agencies enforcing them.

This comes a week too late for a Salem, NH man that was arrested for “possession of a machine gun.” Barring any future details that may arise, it appears to me that this man was arrested while minding his own business. If he intended to use them for a mass shooting, or was selling them across state lines, or had discharged them recklessly within a dense area of the city, the headline and charges would certainly have included this information. So it reads to me that this man did nothing actually wrong, and there are no victims to this alleged “crime.”

Furthermore, the final line of that article lists NHSP and Salem police as aiding in the investigation alongside Federal agencies. This type of cooperation is disallowed by HB1178, leaving the infringement of rights entirely in the hands and on the dime of the Federal government so our State tax dollars can be spent on actual crimes instead.

Nullification: HB1178 Passes

House Bill 1178 is off to the Governor’s desk to be signed, excellent work in nullifying Federal gun control measures within our state.

There is a pesky amendment that watered down the original intent, providing plausible excuse for New Hampshire law enforcement to back-door assist in unconstitutional firearm raids (under a different name) but I’ll immediately work on getting it removed.

“Ghost Guns”

President Biden recently held a press conference where he conflated crime statistics of firearms without a serial number (filed off) with home-built firearms. Statistics for 3D-printed/milled firearms use in crime is often combined with run-of-the-mill stolen firearms with serial numbers illegally removed. So, as with all gun control arguments, the statistics are inaccurate and disingenuous —intentionally so.

We, as Americans, can manufacture firearms for self use. The ATF’s regulation for serializing only comes into effect when acting as a dealer of firearms. This country has a long, proud history of individuals constructing their own arms, including the revolutionaries that fought for our independence. Even should an ATF regulation come into place, I will oppose it.

Another misconception Biden often repeats is that “you couldn’t own a cannon” at the time of the Constitution’s ratification. This is untrue. Privateers owned entire battleship-equivalents of the era, equipped with several cannons.

Biden also likes to talk about recreation or hunting when mentioning what we “need” for ammunition, magazines, or feeding devices. The 2nd Amendment does not mention recreation, nor hunting. While both are valid uses for firearms that I support, the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is defense of oneself, from any threat, to include tyrannical government. It’s also pretty insulting to claim servicemembers are “bad shots” because they carry standard capacity magazines.

Joe “shoot the shotgun in the air out your front door” Biden will never have to defend his home or family as he will have Secret Service protection for the rest of his life. We do not have such a luxury. As such, I support HB 1178, and any future bills like it, which nullifies any Executive Order from his office, Federal legislation, or bureaucratic regulation that would restrict your right to buy or construct firearms, and carry magazines of any capacity you please.