NH. Leadership Responds to Rep. Shattuck’s Rude E-mail to Handicapped Woman, Who Just Asked Why

Second Amendment Sisters
Second Amendment Sisters

Concord, NH –-(Ammoland.com)- Rep. Gilman Shattuck from Hillsborough sent an e-mail message to the members of the Second Amendment Sisters regarding HB135, the bill that would repeal the Stand Your Ground law.

Rep. Shattuck incorrectly claims that the repeal still allows law-abiding citizens to protect themselves as needed without the duty to retreat.

The return to the old law, removing the Stand Your Ground provision, in fact requires a potential victim to retreat instead of defending him or herself. If the victim does attempt self-defense, the innocent person could face expensive prosecution trying to prove that escape was not a viable option.

The original law only allowed a law-abiding citizen to protect themselves on their own property; this is commonly known as the Castle Doctrine. While this is still in place, law-abiding citizens will not have the ability to defend themselves when they are away from their home, even when in a place where they are legally allowed to be present such as a store or park.

Rep. Shattuck also falsely claims that there is no need for the Stand Your Ground law. Just two weeks ago a Manchester teen was attacked on his way to school by a random and violent adult. A Good Samaritan intervened and verbally told the attacker to stop the beating and leave, only to have the attacker turn on him. Fortunately, the Good Samaritan was armed, and able to defend himself as well as the teen.

If not for the Stand Your Ground law, the Good Samaritan would have had no defense of himself or the original victim. Instead of a story of heroism, it could have been yet another tragic news headline.

Rep. Shattuck also erroneously claims that the Honorable Jenn Coffey is a paid lobbyist. This is entirely false. Former Rep. Coffey is a long-time volunteer for the Second Amendment Sisters, a national non-profit organization. She has generously given her time, expertise, and passion to protecting our second amendment rights, particularly women's right to self-defense.

Rep. Shattuck, get the facts right.

Contact:

Michelle Levell
Second Amendment Sisters, Area Coordinator
Via: [email protected]
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Hate Commie Jews
Hate Commie Jews
7 years ago

Gilman Shattuck: Isn’t he a Commie Jew Bastard?

Tom M
Tom M
7 years ago

These piece’s of garbage are trying to sway the Supreme Court based on case load as opposed to fact.
1-The Supreme Court Justices determine that if there is this many states implementing these laws then it must be Constitutional.
(yes it’s BS, but effective just the same when you have spineless judges involved)
2-So many cases will hit the Supreme Court that by the time they all get through Obama will have his activist judges in place.

Becker
Becker
7 years ago

Stand your ground is meant for protecting yourself at places other than your home, as you said. We don’t have to retreat, it is only an option for the criminal, since he initiated the threat or attack. Now if someone shoots me first and thinks he is going to retreat then, if I am still able, I am still going to get him. I think any cop would. Once he goes so far as to shoot me, he forfeits his right to retreat and all is fair in love and war. I think the Travon Martin case, if it is… Read more »

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
7 years ago

LORDS and Vassals. This sounds like England of old times! You have the Lords making all the fucking laws because they thought the peasants were to stupid to think for themselves. Ultimatly it led to our Revolution. Now we have a wanna be King/Dictator in charge buying up all kinds of ammo deemed illegel from the Geneva convention ( hollow point) if they cant use it on terrorists who do they intend to use it on?? Us!! The people of the USA is who. I can god damn guarantee ill be using hollow points too. They couldnt get the Hag… Read more »

Dan Wiberg
Dan Wiberg
7 years ago

If the voting system actually worked replacing Shattuck would be easy. It does not work and that is why term limits are necessary because incumbents generally get re elected because stupid people only vote for a name they remember. South Carolina is a perfect example with Alvin Green. Only elected because he had the same last name as the fellow he replaced.

roscoe
7 years ago

This so smells like another case of elected official thinking (rather ther than knowing)they know the law simply because they have a title. They also seem to think its THEIR opinion they were elected to speak for not that of the people. Of course the topper is when they think they “know whats best” for the people, who don’t know whats best for themselves.

Justin
Justin
7 years ago

Who do they think they are? They think that they are our Lords and Masters, rather than our public servants and elected representatives. This is why they feel entitled to armed bodyguards while trying to take away our ability to defend ourselves.

Frankly, we no longer live in a republic, but rather in an oligarchy.

Jersey Mark
Jersey Mark
7 years ago

Bloomberg Jr. Who the heck do these people think they are?? Tell’em to go to hell.

dan
dan
7 years ago

these types of reps should be publicly disrespected not treated kindly…they are stealing your rights and freedoms away and you want to treat them with some type of respect…NEVER..they should be chastised loudly