New Hampshire: Sell A Gun To A Friend, Go To Jail! Action Needed

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New Hampshire: Sell A Gun To A Friend, Go To Jail! Action Needed
New Hampshire Firearms Coalition
New Hampshire Firearms Coalition

Milford, NH –-(Ammoland.com)- The gun ban crowd is pushing HB 650, a bill that will put you in jail for up to a year for selling a gun to a friend or neighbor.

That’s right, under the provision of HB 650 you can’t even dispose of your private personal property without going to a licensed firearms dealer.

HB 650 seeks to redefine a private transaction between 2 friends as a so called “commercial sale“. Don’t be confused by this rhetoric. Licensed dealers engage in “commercial sales”. Regular people who sell or give a firearm to a friend or relative are not dealers. Under HB 650 those regular people could go to jail for selling a gun to a friend or family member.

This bill will criminalize commonplace activities you probably don’t even think about. Ever loan your rifle to a friend on a hunting trip? Ever let a friend try out one of your guns at the shooting range? If HB 650 is passed, these are the kinds of things that could land you in jail!

HB 650 is so broad that any transfer that is not completed by a licensed dealer subjects the transferor to the penalties of a misdemeanor!

If you think that’s bad, this new bill — House Bill 650-FN –– would set the stage for putting the names of New Hampshire gun owners into a national gun registry. It would do this by requiring that virtually any gun transaction in New Hampshire –– private or commercial –– be subject to a Brady Check.

Thus, if you lived in Stark or Fitzwilliam and wanted to sell your gun to your lifetime next door neighbor, you and he would have to take a day off and drive to a federal firearms licensee.

Once you got there, you might very well face the dirty little secret of the Brady Law: The system is frequently down for long periods of time — sometimes an entire weekend. And 8% of all inquiries result in “false positives” — normally because your name is similar to someone else’s.

Now, under the language of the Brady Law, it is legally permissible for you and your neighbor to take a day off three days later and drive back to the firearms dealer, accompanied by your neighbor. The problem is this: Most false positives never go “green.” Most dealers won’t sell a firearm unless the FBI transmits a “green.” And most people who try to get the FBI to correct its records are given the brush-off.

But that’s not all: Recently, BATF has gone into gun dealers in connection with its annual inspection and demanded to be allowed to copy all information from the dealer’s bound book and 4473’s — thus compiling a de facto gun registry.

So the drafters of House Bill 650-FN claim that they prohibit a state or local firearms registry? Surprise! BATF is not a “state or local agency.” And it doesn’t consider its list of all gun owners to be a “registry.”

Consider how this bill would have failed to prevent Newtown (stolen gun), Aurora (passed background check), Tucson (passed background check), and practically every other modern American tragedy. This bill wouldn’t make anyone safer, it’s just another cynical attempt by Bloomberg-backed gun-grabbers to marginalize gun-owners, stigmatize gun ownership, and pave the way for the elimination of your gun rights.

Here’s what you need to do to help, HB 650 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Thursday, February 19 at 9:00 AM. The hearing is scheduled to be held in Room 201 in the Legislative Office Building. Please try to attend this hearing and sign in to oppose HB 650. Please also call and email the committee members and urge them to vote HB 650 “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL).

Click here for a list of all members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. When you go to the committee webpage, you will be able to click on each committee members name to send a personal email.

HB 650 is sponsored by some of the most anti-Second Amendment, anti-freedom idealogues in New Hampshire.

The sponsors are:

  • Rep. Katherine Rogers (603)496-8521
  • Rep. David Borden (603)436-4132
  • Rep. Skip Berrien (603) 580-1240
  • Rep. Len Len DiSesa (603) 343-4344
  • Rep. Robert Cushing (603) 926-2737
  • Sen. David Pierce (603) 271-8631 (recently voted against SB 116 Constitutional Carry)

Please contact the committee members and bill sponsors to let them know that you strongly oppose ANY attempt to prohibit the private sale of firearms in New Hampshire. You need to be polite but firm when you explain to these legislators that HB 650 might make them “feel like they are doing something” but in reality nothing needs to be done. There is no proof, anywhere that there has been any problems with allowing law abiding, peaceable, state residents to sell or trade firearms (that they lawfully own) to one another.

Private parties cannot order firearms through the mail or UPS, only licensed dealers can do that. HB 650 only addresses face to face private sales.

The content of HB 650 comes straight from the play book of former New York City Mayor Bloomberg and his pals, Gabby Giffords and her anti-gun husband Mark Kelly. They are trying to make the rest of America like the “crime free” mecca that Mayor Bloomberg ruled for 12 years. Not!

Don’t be fooled, HB 650 is part of a coordinated national effort and it is just the beginning. If successful they will push for sweeping gun and magazine bans and bans on concealed carry!

Please also let these legislators know (because they are most likely ignorant about firearms) that dealers are licensed, but private parties are currently free and should remain free to dispose of their property as they see fit.

Thanks for your support!

In Liberty,

About New Hampshire Firearms Coalition:
The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition is New Hampshire’s only No Compromise Gun Rights Organization. While many so-called “gun rights groups” work to curry favor with politicians and the media, NHFC is working aggressively to hold politicians accountable and to put a stop to gun control. Visit: www.nhfc-ontarget.org

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Glenn
Glenn
6 years ago

Welcome to California. We have to do this even if we pass our weapons down to our Children. I will be leaving this state once I retire…..

LAC
LAC
6 years ago

The sponsors of this bill are ignorant to facts, law and statistics. They should not be in elected positions as protectors of the constitution.

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

This law is totally uninforeceable. If I gave/sold a revolver to my uncle how in the hell would they know when I did that ? You could go into a free state and do the transaction. You could say the gun was stolen ! I could think of more if I really tried !

RDNK
RDNK
6 years ago

The liberal gungrabbers are losing this war bigtime ! …and they know it !

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

Old Gringo,maybe Ammoland only wants to post your comments when you bitch about their site ! Too funny !

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

I’m going to try this one more time. Everytime I make a statement about jew gungrabbers leading the tryranny agains’t our 2A freedoms in this country I get called anti-semitic and worse. Why the hell is that ? It is the truth ! Bloomberg,Feinstein,Boxer,Schumer,Etc.! Hitler disarmed the jews and the jews continually bitch about the holocaust ? And now the same jews in the US who want to constantly talk about the evils of Hitler and the effects of the holocaust are trying to disarm ‘real Americans’ ? Not Fu*king today,not ever !

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
6 years ago

Liberal hysteria demanding confiscation isn’t about saving lives, ridding the planet of firearms or even public safety. It stems from political ideology and only begins with universal background checks. A simple thought process would make it clear that universal background checking has an unintended consequence. Because an individual isn’t permitted to conduct a background check, it must be serviced for a fee by a licensed dealer. The additional cost, effort, inconvenience and time will cause most to forego the fuss, keep the used firearm and buy a new one anyway. Of course a buyer, usually a relative or close friend,… Read more »

oldgringo
oldgringo
6 years ago

What happened to my comment I posted about an hour ago…This is a screwed up site!

Archy
Archy
6 years ago
Reply to  oldgringo

I can see your comments, and so can others. It must be your issue.

oldgringo
oldgringo
6 years ago

This is a lousy site…Once again my comment didn’t get posted…This site is run by a bunch of idiots!

Freedom Denier
Freedom Denier
6 years ago

Moving only works sometimes. Total anti-gun everywhere is the goal. Headship works. Lead from the front.
Article at http://www.conservativereview.com says it well , and is worth a read.( Lions – Led – By – Lambs.) Its up to us, not Ammo-land , or congresscritters. Your freedom is denied.

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

At least all of this unconstitutional law bullshit happens in states that I would never even go to on a bet. People in these states better get out and vote for politicians who give a damn about the 2A,or they need to move to a free state !

oldgringo
oldgringo
6 years ago
Reply to  TEX

New England is infested with the anti-gun Cock-A-Roaches…The bill will probably pass because there are not enough people in New Hampshire, the “Live Free Or Die” state, that actually care about their freedoms any more…They believe liberalism and the liberal Democrats (CommieCRats) hold the key to a better life and a more constructive government…Beginning at the city, county and state level…They see not the dangers of all this…Mentally they are clones of Jonathan Gruber…Sadly that is how their representatives will vote…In their attack against the second amendment and gun ownership in New Hampshire.

Dave
Dave
6 years ago
Reply to  oldgringo

You are completely wrong about northern New England. Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire have some of the simplest gun laws in the country, consistently receive D- or F grades from the Brady Bunch, and have among the lowest violent crime rates in the USA.

In 2014 an all-but-identical bill was introduced in New Hampshire. That attempt not only failed, the democrat who submitted it was voted out of office.

icetrout
icetrout
6 years ago
Reply to  TEX

once upon a time there was a mass round-up of Jews… guess what happened to them because of NAZI GUN CONTROL ???