A couple of weeks ago, some of our friends in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex had conniption fits over a few New Hampshire legislators wearing pearls during hearings regarding proposed gun control bills. Those pearls were given to the lawmakers by members of Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire, a pro-gun organization that was . . .
founded by a group of women in New Hampshire who wanted to focus on training and educating women in the state as well as standing on the forefront of 2nd Amendment legislative issues at the State House.
Yesterday two of those bills passed the New Hampshire House. One would outlaw private gun sales, requiring “universal background checks.” The second would enact a 7-day waiting period on gun sales. Here’s the WDLNH’s press release regarding the votes . . .
Concord, NH – Yesterday, a majority of New Hampshire House Democrats voted on two pieces of gun control legislation that will make one of the safest states in the country, less safe, especially for women.
House Bill 109, a bill written by a California gun control organization, is such bad legislation that it had previously failed 3 times when brought forth. This legislation will essentially end all gun safety training in the State of New Hampshire.
As a women’s organization who teaches women how to safety and accurately shoot firearms so they may practice their fundamental human right to self-defense, the Women’s Defense League is shocked that those who claim to be for ‘gun safety’ or women’s rights are doing everything possible to remove gun safety training from the Granite State.
The Women’s Defense League trains hundreds of women each year. Women who may have been victims of violent attacks and refuse to let it happen again; women who escaped domestic abuse violence and want to protect themselves in their freedom and women who have become widows and now have to protect themselves.
This legislation will end the ability for women to get gun safety training so they can safely and accurately protect themselves and their families.
House Bill 514, a bill sponsored by New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg, will not only effectively shut down all gun shows in the state but will also turn women into victims by forcing them to wait to protect themselves in an emergency situation where they have been threatened by violence or have fled an abusive relationship.
Despite the lies told by some of the Bloomberg Democrats, firearms are used in self defense hundreds of thousand to millions of times each year, according to a CDC report sanctioned by President Obama in 2013.
A restraining order is just a piece of paper. While dispatch and our New Hampshire police are very good at their jobs, it doesn’t matter that help is minutes away when seconds matters.
Women use firearms to save their own lives and their families’ lives on a regular basis. This legislation will prevent them from doing so at times when they need it the most.
It’s unfortunate that some Democrats have decided that ‘Granite State Women’s Lives Don’t Matter’ because they are kowtowing to out-of-state organizations run by men.
The Women’s Defense League condemns these actions as an absolute threat to women’s rights; women’s safety and women’s lives.
The Women’s Defense League of NH is an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to our dual missions of providing firearms educational programs and advocacy for our Second Amendment rights in Concord.