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  • NH: Dog Fights off Coyote that Attacks Mistress

    11/23/2014 4:43:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     Mac, Coyote Fighter The first coyote was recorded in New Hampshire in 1972.  By 1980, they were found across the state.  Eastern coyotes have wolf genes, and are larger than the western variety, reaching as much as 60 lbs. The first coyote attack on a human in New Hampshire occurred in 2012.  Ironically, the boy's dog ran off, leaving him to fight the coyote.  From inquisiter.com: The boy’s dog ran away when the coyote approached which left the boy to fend off the coyote’s attack on his own. After repeatedly punching the coyote in the nose, the coyote eventually...
  • Shea-Porter concedes race to Guinta in 1st District

    11/04/2014 8:46:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    WMUR ^ | November 4, 2014
    MANCHESTER, N.H. —U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter conceded to Republican challenger Frank Guinta in the 1st Congressional District on Tuesday night.
  • Conservative Guerrilla Street Art, "Quarantine Shaheen" Spreads to New Hampshire

    11/02/2014 6:15:05 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    STREET ART APPEARS IN NH CALLING TO 'QUARANTINE SHAHEEN' AS HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGNS FOR STRUGGLING DEMOCRAT by MATTHEW BOYLE 2 Nov 2014, 3:00 PM PDT 6 POST A COMMENT MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) for her final campaign push, street art began appearing statewide calling for New Hampshire voters to “Quarantine Shaheen.” “Fear is the last resort of those who have run out of ideas and who have run out of hope,” Clinton said at a Shaheen rally on Sunday, mocking former Sen. Scott Brown for criticizing...
  • Shaheen: 'Right-Wing' Group Behind Study Showing Majority of NH Jobs Went to Immigrants

    11/01/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT · by walford · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    ... Shaheen, when asked by Breitbart News about a recent study from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) that found 71 percent of all New Hampshire jobs since 2000 have gone to both legal and illegal aliens rather than New Hampshire citizens, ducked for cover. “My understanding is that’s a study sponsored by a right-wing organization,” she replied. When Breitbart News noted that the study is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other government sources—and includes no data from non-governmental sources—her communications director Harrell Kirsten abruptly called an end to the press conference inside the local Democratic...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC News Refuse to Apologize for False Scott Brown Attack

    10/31/2014 4:12:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-31-14 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 and a supporter of former Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign, decried an effort by the liberal media to falsely smear Brown during last night’s final New Hampshire Senate debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “You know I think it’s unfortunate but in some cases moderators hope to become part of the story,” Romney said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program. “Obviously that furthers their career and makes a lot of people talk about them. And people who are on their side are very pleased about it and...
  • Say No To Stolen Elections

    11/01/2014 1:02:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10-31-14
    President Obama Elected with Illegal Votes? European leftists prefer American presidents who are critics of capitalism and fans of redistribution. The same is typically true of others foreigners, according to various surveys that show a Democrat candidate could win in presidential contests where foreigners had a voice at the ballot box. Polls like that are hypothetical, of course, because it is illegal for foreign nationals to vote in federal elections. But a new academic study shows foreign nationals have been in a position to help Democrats steal elections. In fact, the study demonstrates that is likely that President Obama won...
  • Report: 71 Percent of New Jobs Go to Foreign Born Legal, Illegal Immigrants in NH

    10/30/2014 10:25:53 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/30/14 | Penny Starr
    A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows that the state with senators who both voted for the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, which cleared the Senate in June, has 71 percent of its job growth going to foreign-born workers, including legal and illegal immigrants. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) both voted for Senate Bill 744, which CIS calculated would have roughly doubled the number of new foreign workers allowed into the country and would have given legal status to millions of illegal aliens already in the country had the legislation been passed by...
  • SCOTT BROWN TAKES LEAD AGAIN AS REPUBLICANS ZONE IN ON NEW HAMPSHIRE (likely voters)

    10/28/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    Brieibart ^ | 10/28/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Brown is up 48.3 percent to Shaheen’s 46.8 percent in the poll of 1,132 likely voters statewide. The poll was conducted on Oct. 24, and has a margin of error of 2.91 percent. Dr. Wayne Lesperance, New England College's director of the Center for Civic Engagement, attributed Brown’s success to narrowing Shaheen’s lead among women voters. “A 1.5 percent margin is incredibly narrow and makes this race a statistical dead heat. Brown’s recent success comes from narrowing the lead Shaheen had with women to just under 5 percent,” Lesperance said. Shaheen has attempted to reignite the “war on women” rhetoric...
  • Brown underwater in NH but Shaheen could sink

    10/28/2014 8:16:40 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Holly Ramer
    If there's one person in New Hampshire less popular than President Barack Obama, it's Scott Brown. But that might not matter as he tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in his new home state, by linking her to Obama, whose favorability and job approval remain at all-time lows. "It's really not a matter of either candidate's popularity. It's a matter of President Obama's popularity," said Andrew Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. People don't pay much attention to the particulars of midterm election politics, he added. "Their sense of politics is what's going on with...
  • Jeanne Shaheen: President Obama New Hampshire visit doesn’t make sense

    10/24/2014 4:25:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Pushed Thursday night on whether she would want President Barack Obama to campaign with her as she seeks a second term, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said it doesn’t make sense and Obama is “exactly where he needs to be” — in Washington. “We have a lot going on,” Shaheen said during an hourlong debate with Republican Scott Brown at NH1’s studio in Concord, which was broadcast live on WBIN-TV and was co-sponsored by CNN. “I don’t think it makes sense for the president to come to New Hampshire right now.” Shaheen doesn’t have a shortage of star power coming to...
  • NH Senate Race centers on souring on Obama

    10/04/2014 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    Assoc. Press via Yahoo News ^ | October 4, 2014 | AP Staff
    If the New Hampshire race is like others in some respects, it is unique in at least one. Brown, 55, moved to the state to run. The race is his third for the Senate in five years. Shaheen, 67, is a known political commodity in New Hampshire. She was elected, to this Senate seat, in 2008 when Obama won the state. "She's won in a wave and lost in a wave," says former Rep. Frank Guinta, a Republican. "I think she's as susceptible as anyone is." That view — that even a well-established politician can lose if enough voters sour...
  • CNN Poll in New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen 48%, Scott Brown 48%

    09/15/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 86 replies
    National Review ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    We’ve seen three public polls of New Hampshire’s Senate race since July. WMUR put incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen up by 2; YouGov put her up by 6. And now: BREAKING: New CNN-ORC poll in #NHSen race. @SenScottBrown: 48%, @SenatorShaheen: 48%, +/- 3.5%. 5:38 AM - 15 Sep 2014 Think about it, New Hampshire. You have the power in your hands… to make a Princeton professor eat a bug:
  • Meriam Ibrahim's Long Journey, to an Immigrant Community in New England

    08/02/2014 4:37:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 1, 2014 | John Burger
    Arrival in New Hampshire It’s a big jump from Sudan with its soaring summer temperatures to Manchester, N.H., where the mercury has gotten as low as -20 in the winter. But a significant Sudanese community has grown in the city, now augmented by one Meriam Ibrahim and her family. The 27-year-old Sudanese woman, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire....
  • Club for Growth Backs New Hampshire House Candidate

    06/29/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed state Rep. Marilinda Garcia in the GOP primary in New Hampshire’s 2nd District. Garcia faces former state Sen. Gary Lambert on Sept. 9, and the winner will challenge Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster in November.
  • The Free State Project: A Libertarian Testing Ground For Bitcoin, 3D Printers, and Drones

    06/21/2014 3:35:02 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6-12-14 | Kashmir Hill
    Long before billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel dreamed up the idea of a floating libertarian island nation, a 24-year-old Yale grad student named Jason Sorens proposed a far more down-to-earth experiment for those who wanted to live the limited government lifestyle: that a critical mass of “freedom-loving people… establish residence in a small state and take over the state government.” The “Free State Project” call to action was in 2001. By 2003, five thousand people agreed to take part and they held a vote to decide which low-population state would be the staging ground for the libertarianvasion, which would be...
  • Frank Guinta On Obama, Illegals And Anything Else

    06/20/2014 7:51:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    WRKO ^ | Howie Carr
    Former Congressman Frank Guinta who is running to regain his seat in New Hampshire was with us to talk about foreign policy, illegal immigrants, health care and what he can do to make your life better if you live in New Hampshire!
  • Will Eric Cantor's Loss be Scott Brown's Gain?

    Scott Brown's campaign manager has fired off a memo "to interested parties" on what Eric Cantor's primary loss in Virginia means for the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire. Colin Reed says the Cantor upset by a Tea Party surging candidate "contains worrisome lessons for Senator Jeanne Shaheen." Here are Reed's five points, verbatim, from his memo: 1. Supporting President Obama's Immigration Policies Is A Liability There is a crisis building on the southern border right now, with large numbers of young people seeking to enter the country illegally, encouraged by the pro-amnesty policies of President Obama and Senator Shaheen....
  • A libertarian utopia

    05/09/2014 6:19:54 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 266 replies
    Aeon Magazine ^ | 4-28-14 | Livia Gershon
    For a country where the national flag flies from front porches and convenience stores and where children recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning at school, we’re remarkably resistant to the notion of being governed. In the fall of 2013, the Pew Research Center found that only three in ten Americans trust the federal government to do what’s right ‘most of the time’. The self-conception of most Americans, with their visions of pioneers and plucky underdogs fighting for independence, is all about freedom. The flip side of that vision, however, is all about distrusting government. And ‘government’, in US political...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 58 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • Everytown.org

    04/16/2014 8:13:44 AM PDT · by Article10 · 2 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/16/2014 | Article10
    Everytown.org is funded by Mike Bloomberg. The New Hampshire Union Leader has the advertisement prominently on the front web page. Time to boycott all of the Union leader advertizers
  • Scott Brown, Gun Control Advocate

    04/08/2014 6:47:02 AM PDT · by Article10 · 55 replies
    Vanity Post ^ | 04/08/14 | Article 10
    Scott Brown is on track to "Pease" the 2nd Amendment
  • Scott Brown Pulls Ahead 5 Points In New Hampshire Poll

    04/08/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/08/14 | Michael Warren
    Republican Scott Brown leads incumbent Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire by five points in a recent poll obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The poll, commissioned by the Republican Governor's Association, was conducted on March 19 and 20 and asked 600 likely voters in New Hampshire who they would vote for in the U.S. Senate election. Respondents were given both Brown and Shaheen's names and their respective parties.
  • NH: Two Takes on Gun Fight Two to One Vote

    02/19/2014 3:58:21 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Two articles in two local papers provide two takes on the two to one vote that defeated the "universal background check" or "ban on private sales" a week ago on the 12th of February. Depending on whether you read the seacoastonline or the New Hampshire Union Leader, the bill went down to defeat because of confusing parliamentary wrangling (the house is controlled by Democrats 215-177) or the Democrats want the bill to go down, but did not want their names attached to its defeat. From seacoastonline: HB 1589 would have required most private sellers to conduct background checks through...
  • Gun background check bill killed in N.H. House

    02/12/2014 3:49:00 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 26 replies
    Seacoastonline ^ | 2-12-14 | Deborah McDermott
    The sponsor of a bill that would expand background checks for gun purchases said Wednesday she hopes to keep her legislation alive this session, after her bill was killed on the floor of the House today by a vote of 242-118. “We’re not giving up,” said Rep. Elaine Andrews-Ahearn, D-Hampton Falls, Wednesday afternoon. She said by the end of the week, she plans to plan strategy with bill supporters about ways to bring the legislation back, perhaps as an amendment to an existing bill. “We’ll keep working on this,” she said. HB 1589 would have required most private sellers to...
  • NH:Gun Control: The truth Democrats won’t tell Granite Staters about HB 1589

    02/11/2014 5:16:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Manchester Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Kimberly Morin
    The New Hampshire House could be voting on HB 1589 this Wednesday. This is a gun control bill that was written by out-of-state gun control groups as admitted by Democrat Representative Butler in sub-committee (see the video by Ken Park Jr.). There are no gun crime issues in the Granite State. As a matter of fact, New Hampshire has some of the lowest gun crime in the country – far lower than neighboring Massachusetts which has draconian gun laws in place. Democrats are pushing this unnecessary gun control bill based on outrageous lies. The following shreds some of their most...
  • Ayotte to Boehner: Get over 'trust deficit'

    02/09/2014 3:35:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    The HIll ^ | 2/9/14 | Megan R. Wilson
    GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) on Sunday urged House Republicans to take up immigration reform, despite a “trust deficit” with President Obama. “Here’s the deal: The status quo is totally unacceptable,” she said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer. “I think we should solve this. I think [Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can find a way forward. Certainly, the bill that came out of the Senate was not perfect, but it was a good solution to a hard problem,” Ayotte continued. “I think it’s an important issue to solve – not only for the country, but for the Republican...
  • Obama meets with Senate Democrats anxious over health care law

    11/06/2013 6:10:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2013 | Ed Henry & Wes Barrett
    President Obama on Wednesday sought to assuage anxious Democrats who are worried that ObamaCare’s troubled rollout is going to come back to haunt them during the 2014 midterm elections. “There’s a lot of pent-up frustration” among Senate Democrats who are facing voters next year, a party source familiar with the meeting told Fox News. A Democratic source told Fox News’ Ed Henry that some of the senators in the room floated a delay of up to one year in the law’s implementation – an idea the president rejected. The source said, however, that senators left the White House feeling that...
  • Who hired the Law Enforcement Snipers at Keene Pumpkin Fest 2013?

    10/22/2013 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 98 replies
    Graham Colson, an area resident for 15+ years who has been to Keene Pumpkin Fest for just as long, said the presence of snipers was unprecedented. He was able to take the above image of a two person sniper team on the rooftop of the Keene Apartments building overlooking Roxbury & Central Square earlier today. KPD Confirms: "The pictures you put on your website were police officers."
  • Government to Shut Down 22 Privately Operated Campsites in N.H. (federal land)

    10/07/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/13 | Katherine Connell
    As Columbus Day weekend approaches and New England fall foliage reaches its peak, the U.S. Forest Service has decreed that 22 privately run campgrounds in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest will have to close because of the government shutdown. According to the Union Leader, while the campsites are situated on federally owned land, they are entirely run by a private company, which has a contract to operate the sites and which pays the federal government a cut of the fees it collects. That means the closure will not only prevent thousands of campers from using the facilities, it will...
  • Report: GOP Senators Became ‘Lynch Mob’ Against Cruz In Private Lunch

    10/04/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 110 replies
    Time.com ^ | Oct. 04, 2013 | Laura Stampler
    <p>A small group of Republicans reportedly turned against Ted Cruz in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, attacking the outspoken Texas Senator for leading the charge against funding Obamacare which led to the government shutdown,  the New York Times reports.</p> <p>Cruz apparently did not offer further shutdown strategy and allegedly implied his colleagues were defeatists.</p>
  • NH:Armed Citizen Confronted at Starbucks

    09/17/2013 6:42:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo by Dave Workman A mother needed to use the Internet to order items required by a minor emergency on the road.   Naturally, she turned to Starbucks. Starbucks has become known nationally for its neutral policy on the carry of firearms.  If you are following the law, Starbucks is willing to take your money in exchange for their product.  Here is what happened in a New Hampshire Starbucks as written by the mother it happened to, Riana, on opencarry.org: Here I am, minding my own business, sitting with my husband and son in the Starbucks on Main Street....
  • At Concord-Carlisle High a Muslim poem is read for 9/11, the Pledge of Allegiance is not

    09/12/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    boston.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | Jaclyn Reiss
    The principal of Concord Carlisle High School is apologizing to parents about the school’s opening ceremony on Wednesday - the 12th anniversary of 9/11 - in which a Muslim poem was recited over the intercom but the Pledge of Allegiance was not. Principal Peter Badalament said in a statement to parents that the poem was meant to promote "cross-cultural understanding," and that the Pledge of Allegiance was not read because of a mixup with the student reader. The combination of the two has "outraged a small number of members of our community," Badalament said in an email to the Globe,...
  • Cruz impresses supporters at Dublin event (New Hampshire)

    08/24/2013 8:45:05 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies
    Keene Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2013 | Kaitlin Mulhere
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says the there’s a new paradigm in politics, one defined by the rise of young leaders and grassroots change. The Texas Republican brought the crowd to its feet a handful of times Friday night as he hit conservative talking points about tax reform, economic recovery and his goal to defund the Affordable Care Act. About 100 people came to meet and listen to Cruz as he headlined a fundraiser for the N.H. State Republican Party held at the home of former ambassador Joseph Petrone and his wife, Augusta. Cruz’s stop in New Hampshire comes after two...
  • Who are MAIG’s NH “gun victims”? The word “victim” only fits one.

    06/27/2013 5:36:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    weaponsman.com ^ | 26 June, 2013 | Weaponsman
    Recently, the Mayor of Dover NH, Dean Trefethen, has been asked to quit Mike Bloomberg’s Illegal Mayors against Guns (as the mayor of Nashua did), but has doubled down on his membership. He takes pride in standing alongside some 30 mayors arrested for crimes from bribery to buggery and back again, and pride in trying to stop “the epidemic of gun violence,” which in New Hampshire as well as the rest of America refers mostly to bummed-out losers whacking themselves (something that happens everywhere in the world where bummed-out losers despair about their miserable lives), and to criminal losers being...
  • NH:UPDATED: Manchester police say home invasion preceded fatal shooting at Lake Avenue apartment

    06/12/2013 10:08:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    MANCHESTER -- A man shot and killed early Sunday morning at a Lake Avenue apartment had kicked open the door and rushed at the resident along with another intruder, authorities said Monday. Authorities said they have not charged the shooter, although an investigation continues. They would not identify the shooter Monday, but said the victim was Michael Larocque Jr., 24. An autopsy determined that Larocque died from a gunshot wound to the arm and abdomen, prosecutors said. According to homicide prosecutors, the apartment resident told police he armed himself with a handgun when he heard unknown people on his porch....
  • First Liberator Spotted In The Wild?

    05/13/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 May, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    Found this over on DefDist’s twitter feed, and it appears to be a Liberator printed in New Hampshire. The first of many, I’d bet.
  • National media exaggerate anti-Ayotte gun control protests

    05/03/2013 3:12:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 May, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    Two very different pictures are emerging of what took place this weekend at a series of townhall meetings by Kelly Ayotte, the Republican senator from New Hampshire.Ayotte traveled back to the Granite State to meet with constituents, and among the topics that came up were her votes against new gun control measures. But local and national news media are giving sharply contrasting accounts of what really happened when the gun control issue surfaced.If you read about the meetings in the national press, you likely went away thinking the Republican lawmaker was overwhelmed by pro-gun control critics. You might think the opposite if...
  • Most people trying to buy a gun illegally are never prosecuted, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte says

    03/23/2013 8:04:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    politifact.com ^ | 22 March, 2013 | Jake Berry
    Before Congress enacts any new gun control laws, the nation’s law enforcement officers and courts should better enforce the regulations they have on the books now, according to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. In a meeting with the Telegraph editorial board, New Hampshire’s junior senator took aim last month at the national background check system, which does not go far enough prosecuting those who illegally try to obtain weapons, she said. "Of approximately 80,000 in 2012 that were denied (a gun) because of a background check … only 44 people were prosecuted for that," Ayotte said during the February 19 meeting.
  • N.H. police spurn man’s bid to buy, destroy guns

    02/12/2013 7:51:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 11 February, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    A New Hampshire police group that plans to raffle 31 guns in May received this offer from an alarmed critic of the giveaway: He would raise $30,000, buy all the guns, and bring them to his local police station to be destroyed. Another critic floated an idea to have the guns melted, turned into jewelry, and sold to help victims of gun violence. But the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police plans to proceed with the raffle, citing fears of a lawsuit from disgruntled ticket-buyers.
  • Hundreds turn out at NH Statehouse to rally for gun rights

    01/31/2013 6:18:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    nashuatelegraph.com ^ | 31 January, 2012 | JAKE BERRY
    CONCORD – Flags, signs and guns filled the Statehouse steps Thursday afternoon as hundreds of residents from across New Hampshire gathered to rally for gun rights. In the wake of last month’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., politics have distracted lawmakers at the state and federal level, helping them to forget about individual liberties and constitutional freedoms, speakers and supporters argued throughout the event. But, with the right to bear arms in jeopardy, gun advocates vowed to remind legislators of their responsibility to the Constitution. “All of us know we are at a crossroads in our country,” event organizer Jack Kimball,...
  • Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?

    12/18/2012 12:54:03 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2012
    What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and you’ve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder? If you’re University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account ... We’re glad he won’t be advocating violence on Twitter any longer. Hopefully, he will use the freed-up time to seek help from a mental health professional. * * * Update: What exactly is Loomis hiding? Before he deleted his Twitter account, we managed to make note of a few of his angrier tweets
  • Lawyers agree that residents have rights on lethal force(NH)

    12/10/2012 5:43:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Staff
    At a community meeting in Bedford Thursday, a resident asked the police chief under what circumstances a resident could use lethal force against a burglar. "Say you're asleep, you hear a noise, glass breaks, you hear somebody in there, you know they don't belong," said the resident, who didn't provide his name. "Are you expected to ascertain whether they're armed if you have the ability to take them out legally?" Joking that he's not a lawyer but has been accused of being one, Chief John Bryfonski sidestepped the question, saying it's inappropriate for him to provide a legal opinion. "The...
  • NH's first openly transgender lawmaker won't take office

    11/28/2012 6:47:35 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 95 replies
    Union Leader ^ | November 28, 2012 | Simon Rios
    NASHUA — Following a storm of controversy in light of her criminal background, the first openly transgendered person elected to the New Hampshire House will resign her post. “I didn't want to have to do this,” Rep.-elect Stacie Marie Laughton, D-Nashua, said. “There's been a lot of people that have said, 'Stay strong, keep your head up, stay in it.'” “I'm super disappointed because I was looking forward to this more than anything. It's my lifelong dream to serve my community, and what better place to do it than the city that I was born and raised in.”
  • Powerful Supermajorities Elected to Statehouses

    11/20/2012 4:21:51 PM PST · by qam1 · 66 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/20/12 | DAVID A. LIEB
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There's a new superpower growing in the Great Plains and the South, where bulging Republican majorities in state capitols could dramatically cut taxes and change public education with barely a whimper of resistance from Democrats. Contrast that with California, where voters have given Democrats a new dominance that could allow them to raise taxes and embrace same-sex marriage without regard to Republican objections. If you thought the presidential election revealed the nation's political rifts, consider the outcomes in state legislatures. The vote also created a broader tier of powerful one-party governments that can act with...
  • Knife Rights Leader In NH Legislature Defeated

    11/14/2012 9:09:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 13 November, 2012 | John Richardson
    Hidden in among all the recent election news was the defeat of NH State Representative Jenn Coffey (R-Merrimack) who had led the successful fight to reform New Hampshire's knife laws. Coffey, the winner of Blade Magazine's 2011 Publisher's Award, had sponsored the bill that removed penalties for both possession and selling switchblades, dirks, daggers, and stilettos. Her bill which passed and was signed by the governor of New Hampshire changed the emphasis from the tool to the crime. In addition, Coffey is the National Legislative Director for the Second Amendment Sisters. She has written a book, Knives, Lipstick, and Liberty...
  • Big win for carry licensing — misdemeanor pot conviction no basis to deny (NH)

    11/02/2012 8:27:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    pgnh.org ^ | 30 October, 2012 | PGNH
    Pro-Gun New Hampshire General Counsel, attorney Evan Nappen, has won a significant court case involving concealed carry licensing in New Hampshire. His client was denied a NH non-resident carry license solely due to a 34 year old misdemeanor marijuana conviction received when he was 18 years old. The State was stubbornly enforcing their administrative rule (which, by the way, has no basis in law) that makes any misdemeanor conviction for drugs an automatic denial. In the article published a week ago on this website, attorney Nappen announced a public hearing on changing the NH Department of Safety’s rules for denial...
  • New Hampshire Public Radio Edits Debate Tape to Favor the Democrat

    10/15/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Mike Johnson
    New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) conducted a gubernatorial debate on 19 September 2012. One of the questions had to do with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort to limit greenhouse gases by auctioning CO2 allowances (sounds like cap and trade to me). Republican Ovide Lamontagne favors repeal of RGGI, while Democrat Maggie Hassan favors keeping it. Watch and listen to their answers at about 32 minutes into the debate. They are in a lightning round, with a ten-second limit to answers. Ms. Hassan's answer, from the previously linked video, follows: ***** "I was proud to be a sponsor...
  • ARG State Polls: NH R 50 O 46; FL R 49 O 46

    10/12/2012 8:21:37 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    ARG ^ | 10/12/2012 | Staff
    Click on each state for survey details. Totals may not add up to 100% because of rounding.
  • Poll: Romney Cuts Into Obama’s Lead In New Hampshire

    10/10/2012 6:28:04 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 24 replies
    TPM LIVEWIRE ^ | Tuesday October 9, 2012 | Tom Kludt
    Mitt Romney now trails by only 6 points in New Hampshire, according to a new poll released Tuesday evening. The latest WMUR Granite State poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows President Barack Obama leading Romney among likely voters, 47 percent to 41 percent. Obama held a 15-point lead in last week's Granite State poll, which was conducted Sept. 27-30. The latest poll was conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 6, with 57 percent of the responses coming before the Oct. 3 presidential debate in Denver. As has been the case with other post-debate polling shifts, Obama has seen...
  • Neighbor calls police after boy's science project lands in his driveway

    09/04/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    Yahoo via 105.5 fm ^ | September 4, 2012 | Ron Recinto
    A middle schooler's science project was so alarming to a Manchester, N.H., man that he called police after the contraption landed on his driveway. Eighth-grader Jack Miron of nearby Walton, N.H., had a grand idea for a science project. The Pine Hill Waldorf student rigged a box that included a video camera, weather recording equipment, flags and a beeping device onto a weather balloon, WMUR reports. He and his mother launched it from Bedford, N.H., to see what it could record.