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HB1354 House Floor Vote -- Roll Call (Bill Defeated, 279 to 19)
March 19, 2008: Yesterday, the NH House of Representatives voted 279 to 19 to defeat Representative Eleanor Kjellman's HB1354, the bill to ban firearms in the State House and Legislative Office Building. Today, she moved for "reconsideration" -- apparently because she inadvertently voted against her own bill yesterday. Her motion failed, 249 to 56. Source
CONCORD – Democrats in the House and Senate voted yesterday to bar firearms and other deadly or dangerous weapons from the State House and two other buildings.
A special committee that oversees legislative facilities voted to reinstate a gun ban that had been in effect from 1996 to 2006. The new ban includes the Legislative Office Building, the nearby Upham Walker House and a connecting tunnel.So urce
GUNS BANNED IN THE STATEHOUSE!
They have BANNED GUNS in the statehouse! The Joint Committee on Legislative Facilities, the committee that typically decides on what color to paint the halls, repair the roof, amount of salaries and other housekeeping matters have decided to TAKE AWAY your second amendment rights!! No notice, no opportunity to be heard, nothing! GO-NH has friends everywhere (and thank goodness to a Republican friend for this scoop minutes after the vote, he called the GO-PHONE to report this travesty of justice).
The NH Legislative Facilities Committee voted today to ban firearms in the NH State House. Source
From: "D'Allesandro, Lou"
Sent: Tue 22/12/09 8:21 AM
There are many places you cannot visit with a firearm. If you had business with a member of our congressional delegation you could not walk into the US Capitol or any federal legislative office building with a firearm. The action taken by the legislative facilities committee yesterday, returns us to a policy that had previously been in place for over a ten year period. This policy is similar to those in almost every other state in the union. There is no abrogation of your second amendment rights.
Originally posted by apologist
The real question here is why does tiny New Hampshire have a 400-member legislature?
Originally posted by vkey08
Now it's too late.
A Republican House leader yesterday said he will attempt to introduce legislation to trump a prohibition that was passed this week against firearms in the State House.
State Rep. Gene Chandler, R-Bartlett, said the correct process was not followed when the Joint Facilities Committee implemented the ban on Monday. And he said some people fear the ban makes them unable to defend themselves if the political positions they take incite others to violence.
"You see things happen," said Chandler, the assistant Republican leader in the House. "The fact we have a rule isn't going to stop someone from coming in with a gun or knife." Source