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Wednesday
Dec102014

Women's Defense League of NH - American Legislators for the Prevention of Gun Violence Push Gun Control!

Renny Cushing and American Legislators for the Prevention of Gun Violence


It was announced yesterday that there is yet another new organization that seeks to push gun control across the country, American Legislators for the Prevention of Gun Violence.  House Representative Robert "Renny" Cushing (D - Hampton) was a member of this coalition visiting Washington D.C.

This announcement comes on the heels of the first ever gun rights rally held by women, hosted by the Women's Defense League of New Hampshire. Women who seek to defend their Constitutional Right to protect themselves and their families.  The League is disappointed that Representatives such as Cushing would seek to push more gun control laws, particularly in New Hampshire, given the Granite State was recently named the "Safest State in America" based on the 2010 U.S. Census and 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report.  


While Cushing is an outspoken advocate for victims' rights, he clearly does not understand that gun control only creates more victims; criminals don't obey gun control laws. Women increasingly seek to avoid becoming victims by protecting themselves.  It is negligent to talk about protecting women without discussing how to empower them to do so.  

Gun rights, not gun control, are an important part of reducing the victimization of women in the United States.  As women who seek to avoid becoming victims by protecting ourselves, it's frustrating that Representative Cushing would push for laws that not only violate our basic human right to self-defense but our rights as women.

New Hampshire doesn't have a crime issue nor a violence issue (guns or otherwise), yet anti-2nd Amendment extremists such as Cushing continue to push for more gun control. If
American Legislators for the Prevention of Gun Violence were truly interested in solving violence, they would be working in the inner cities where the gravity of violence is severe.  
 

If you have any questions, please contact me at media@womensdefenseleaguenh.com

Kimberly

Kimberly A. Morin
Media, Legislation and Activism
Women's Defense League of New Hampshire

Thursday
Oct162014

Women's Defense League of NH - 2nd Amendment Women Left Out of "Protect All Women" Discussion 

October 15, 2014


Today Gabby Giffords and her group Americans for Responsible Solutions came to New Hampshire to meet with women leaders and discuss guns and domestic violence. They have named their tour “Protect All Women” except Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have neglected to include all women in their roundtable discussion.

Since the Granite State was just named the “Safest State in America”, the Women’s Defense League believes that Giffords has simply come to a state she doesn’t know to push gun control legislation that New Hampshire doesn’t need or want.

By excluding women leaders who are on the forefront of training women -- researching gun crime and violence and working with legislators on 2nd Amendment issues -- Giffords and her husband show they are one-sided in their efforts and are not interested in addressing the real aspects of domestic violence.

It’s a shame that an organization such as Americans for Responsible Solutions, backed by billionaires with armed body guards, only seeks false solutions for those who wish to create more women victims through gun control rather than discuss honest solutions about how to end domestic violence and truly help women.



The League's website is www.womensdefenseleaguenh.com. They may also be found on Facebook at Womens Defense League of NH and Twitter @WDLNH.

Friday
Aug292014

Rubens For US Senate - Rubens Receives An A Rating from Gun Owners of New Hampshire

Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GO-NH), the local affiliate of the National Rifle Association, issued its candidate ratings for the U.S. Senate race.  GO-NH gave Jim Rubens an "A".

 

GO-NH stated among the reasons for the rating, "Dedicated 2nd Amendment issues page.  Strong pro-freedom, pro-Second Amendment support statements, inclusive of pledges to support and oppose specific issues."  GONH also said "Bravo" to Rubens "for being willing to go on the record by completing a 2014 Federal Candidate Questionnaire, and providing this important information too our members."

 

In complimenting JimRubens.com, GO-NH states, "Another refreshing web site was Jim Rubens'. ...a full page dedicated to Jim's position on second amendment issues.  Jim's 2nd Amendment Rights page is straightforward and clearly states his 2nd amendment support, with pledges to support national reciprocity, a citizen's right to defend themselves anywhere they have a right to be, and an individual's right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live."

 

Regarding Jim's visit to GO-NH in March, "Jim Rubens visit was excellent as well. Jim was the newer face to some in the room, but not to those who knew him when he served in the NH State Senate. Jim spoke with insight on a range of issues, with focused remarks regarding the importance of a strong second amendment. Jim is a gun owner and  NRA/GO-NH member, so although Q&A in front of a GO-NH meeting can be tough on a candidate, Jim was at ease, and the hardball questions were more about getting to know Jim Rubens, and less about doubting his answers."

 

Jim Rubens' "A" rating from the National Rifle Association was recognized in the GO-NH summary of the significance of the rating they gave:

An "A" rating is no small thing, and indicates typically at a minimum, that while in office the candidate has voted the right way 100% of the time on the critical issues. So for Jim Rubens, this means that his Questionnaire was submitted with 100% pro GO-NH positions, and that during his 4 years in the NH State Senate, his voting record on second amendment issues was aligned with GO-NH 100% of the time."

 
 

Gun Owners of New Hampshire (GO-NH), the local affiliate of the National Rifle Association, issued its candidate ratings for the U.S. Senate race.  GO-NH gave Jim Rubens an "A".

GO-NH stated among the reasons for the rating, "Dedicated 2nd Amendment issues page.  Strong pro-freedom, pro-Second Amendment support statements, inclusive of pledges to support and oppose specific issues."  GONH also said "Bravo" to Rubens "for being willing to go on the record by completing a 2014 Federal Candidate Questionnaire, and providing this important information too our members."

In complimenting JimRubens.com, GO-NH states, "Another refreshing web site was Jim Rubens'. ...a full page dedicated to Jim's position on second amendment issues.  Jim's 2nd Amendment Rights page is straightforward and clearly states his 2nd amendment support, with pledges to support national reciprocity, a citizen's right to defend themselves anywhere they have a right to be, and an individual's right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live."

Regarding Jim's visit to GO-NH in March, "Jim Rubens visit was excellent as well. Jim was the newer face to some in the room, but not to those who knew him when he served in the NH State Senate. Jim spoke with insight on a range of issues, with focused remarks regarding the importance of a strong second amendment. Jim is a gun owner and  NRA/GO-NH member, so although Q&A in front of a GO-NH meeting can be tough on a candidate, Jim was at ease, and the hardball questions were more about getting to know Jim Rubens, and less about doubting his answers."

Jim Rubens' "A" rating from the National Rifle Association was recognized in the GO-NH summary.  An "A" rating is no small thing, and indicates typically at a minimum, that while in office the candidate has voted the right way 100% of the time on the critical issues. So for Jim Rubens, this means that his Questionnaire was submitted with 100% pro GO-NH positions, and that during his 4 years in the NH State Senate, his voting record on second amendment issues was aligned with GO-NH 100% of the time."

Thursday
Aug282014

Smith For US Senate - National Association of Gun Rights Supports Bob Smith for US Senate 

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Dear Fellow Patriot, 

 

There is no easy way to say this.

Gun owners in New Hampshire are facing one of the most serious threats since President Barack Obama launched his war on your right to bear arms nearly two years ago.

But this threat isn't coming from the Democrats — we've known all along that Senator Jeanne Shaheen is in the tank for Barack Obama's anti-gun agenda.

This threat is from Massachusetts carpetbagger, Scott Brown, a Republican who has supported gun control his entire career.

You see, sometimes folks assume that just because a politician is a Republican that he is a solid supporter of the Second Amendment.

I hope you don't make that mistake.

Sadly, Scott Brown has gone out of his way to prove that some Republicans do not support the Second Amendment.

And now that he's moved to New Hampshire in hopes of returning to power, he's threatening to bring his support for Massachusetts-style gun control with him.

Make no mistake, Scott Brown is an open supporter of gun control!

As a U.S. Senator in Massachusetts, Scott Brown was one of the loudest voices for passing new anti-gun laws.

In fact, he was the first Senator to come out swinging for the President's gun control agenda in December of 2012.1

Had Brown not been booted from office, experts say he was certain to vote for and support Senator Harry Reid's attempts to RAM new gun control into law any way he could.

And it makes sense.

Scott Brown's public positions when it comes to specific gun control proposals are no different than those of radical anti-gun Democrats like Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Check out Brown's anti-gun positions and record for yourself:

*** Scott Brown supports the so-called "assault weapons" ban that would outlaw thousands of ordinary semi-automatic firearms.1 He even voted for a permanent "assault weapons" ban in the Massachusetts Senate.2

*** Scott Brown supports expanded background check and gun registration schemes, and cracking down on lawful private gun sales!3

*** Scott Brown supports "lock-up-your-safety" government-mandated trigger-lock requirements.3

*** Scott Brown believes you should be forced to earn a government-issued permission slip before you're even able to own or possess a firearm.3

*** Scott Brown supports draconian "mental health" reporting requirements aimed at stripping law-abiding citizens of their gun rights without due process, at the whim of a shrink.1 Over 175,000 veterans already have lost their Second Amendment rights this way!4

Making matters worse, Scott Brown's support for gun control has even earned him the past endorsement of billionaire ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg — who is now a savage anti-gun lobbyist.5

Scott Brown said he was "proud" to have Bloomberg's past endorsement.5

Unfortunately, not much has changed for Scott Brown.

Scott Brown is still showing every indication that he'll continue being the loudest Republican voice for gun control if elected back to the Senate.

So it comes as no surprise that Scott Brown refused to return his National Association for Gun Rights Federal Candidate Survey.

He's not just hiding his anti-gun record, he's flaunting it for everyone to see.

Fortunately, there is some good news.

Republican candidate, and New Hampshire's own former U.S. Senator Bob Smith, has made it clear he'll stand up against all of Barack Obama's anti-gun agenda — not just parts of it.

The last time Bob Smith was in the U.S. Senate he even had the guts to vote against the anti-gun Brady Bill, recognizing it as a back door gun registration scheme!

Even better, Bob Smith returned his National Association for Gun Rights Federal Candidate Survey 100% pro-gun, and enthusiastically promised to continue his pro-gun record.

Bob Smith promised to fight to:

*** Restore the Second Amendment rights of all Americans by working to abolish every unconstitutional federal gun law currently on the books;

*** Defeat the United Nations' "Small Arms Treaty." Bob Smith opposes ALL attempts by the United Nations to regulate firearms, and pledges to fight to cut taxpayer funding propping up the U.N.'s anti-gun agenda;

*** Block all efforts by the Federal Government to further infringe on the gun rights of the people of the state of New Hampshire;

*** Stop any attempt by Barack Obama or Dianne Feinstein to reinstate the so-called "assault weapons ban" aimed at banning as many ordinary semi-automatic firearms as possible;

*** Block a National Gun Registry. Bob Smith has fought against each and every one of the gun-grabbers schemes to dump the names of gun owners into a national gun registry.

The contrast between Scott Brown and Bob Smith couldn't be more stark.

And so is the contrast between Bob Smith and State Senator Jim Rubens, who also refused to return his candidate survey.

But I can't stress enough the danger Republicans like Scott Brown pose when they so openly profess their support for the radical gun-grabbers and their anti-gun agenda.

This poor behavior provides the "bi-partisan" cover Harry Reid needs to push these gun control proposals.

Scott Brown's anti-gun positions only encourage other Republican Senators — like Kelly Ayotte — who have flirted with gun control in the past to betray us too.

How can gun owners ever expect to defeat Barack Obama and his anti-gun agenda, when Republicans like Scott Brown have his back?

If you agree that it's unacceptable for a Republican to support gun control, I hope you'll take action right away:

1.) Thank Republican candidate and former New Hampshire U.S. Senator Bob Smith for pledging his 100% support and leadership for your right to keep and bear arms;

2.) Give anti-gun former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown an earful! Insist he apologize for his anti-gun past and urge him to abandon his support for gun control at once.

Please act today!

For Freedom,
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Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President
National Association for Gun Rights

References:
[1] Rizzuto, Robert. "Sen. Scott Brown says he now supports a federal ban on assault weapons" MassLive. 12/19/12 ; and, Robillard Kevin. "Scott Brown backs assault gun ban". Politico. 12/20/2012.
[2] Massachusetts State Senate Journal, May 27, 2004. Yeas and Nays No. 566, Senate Bill 2367.
[3] Project VoteSmart 2002 Massachusetts legislative candidate survey.
[4] Hammond, Michael. "Obama's gun control dictate on ‘mental health'" Washington Times. 1/7/2014.
[5] Sink, Justin. "Mayor Bloomberg end
orses Scott Brown." The Hill. 7/26/12. See also Scott Brown's Facebook post 7/26/2012.

Tuesday
Aug262014

Smith For US Senate - Gun Owners of America Endorses Sen. Bob Smith 

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Senator Bob Smith today received an important endorsement from Gun Owners of America saying he will be the pro-gun champion in the U.S. Senate.

Tim Macy, Vice Chairman, Gun Owners of America states that if Senator Smith had been in the Senate in 2009, ObamaCare would not have passed. While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was buying off senators’ votes, Bob Smith would have stopped Reid by uttering two simple words: “I object.”

He goes on to say that if Smith had been in the Senate, the Veterans Disarmament Act would not have passed and 175,000 veterans would not have lost their constitutional rights without any due process. After 9/11, Smith was the chief sponsor of legislation to create the armed pilots program and there has not been a successful hijacking of a plane with an armed pilot since then.

“We believe the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race is imminently winnable”, Macy says in the GOA letter of endorsement. “We saw with former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli how dishonest Leftist polls are used to try to destroy conservative campaigns. We cannot let that happen with Bob Smith. We cannot spend the next decade wondering why no GOP senator will stand up to the anti-gun juggernaut. We need to support Bob Smith NOW.

“This comes on the heels of another recent significant endorsement from the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition and the Strike Force PAC,” said Senator Smith. “The tide is turning and NH voters are opening up their eyes to the tired talking points of the other candidates. They are looking for honesty and experience and knowledge of the issues. They are looking for someone who will stand up to the establishment on behalf of the people and I am that candidate. I am pleased and honored to be endorsed by such a respected organization such as Gun Owners of America.” 

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