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By Dean Weingarten


Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -( controversial bill that would have imposed the requirement for government permission for nearly all private firearm transfers failed in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday, 12 February.  In the image above, a yea vote is a vote to kill the bill.

The bill appeared to have some support, with a majority vote early in the amendment process.   After nearly two hours of debate, the house voted over two to one to kill the bill.

Second amendment supporters were concerned that Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire citizen disarmament zealot, might have injected enough money into the process to overcome the strong grassroots opposition in New Hampshire.   New Hampshire has been a shining example of a state with relatively few infringements on the second amendment, and a very low crime rate.

Background checks in federal law have never included private sales, creating a safety valve that prevents effective gun registration from being implemented.  A universal background check law that required all sales to obtain government permission, creates a system to allow for registration in the future.

In the Heller decision, Justice Scalia wrote that commercial sales could be regulated, implying that under the second amendment, the regulation of private sales of weapons would fall outside of federal power.

In New Hampshire, grassroots opposition overcame elitist funding.

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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  • 2 User comments to “NH: House Kills “Universal Background Checks” 2-1”

    1. “In the Heller decision, Justice Scalia wrote that commercial sales could be regulated, implying that under the second amendment, the regulation of private sales of weapons would fall outside of federal power.”

      Obvious on its face. The power to regulate sales of firearms issues from the Congress’s Commerce Clause powers. Private transactions are not commerce, hence there is no delegated federal authority.

    2. I hope the citizens take note of the 118 who voted for this foolish bill and force them out of office by recall or at the voting box.

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