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Friday
May242013

NH House Republican Leaders Comment on Senate Tabling Stand Your Ground Repeal Bill 

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) and House Republican Policy Leader Laurie Sanborn offered the following comments in reaction to the Senate voting 19-5 to table HB135, a bill that would have repealed the “Stand Your Ground” law passed by the previous legislature.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“Retreat is not something responsible New Hampshire citizens should be forced to do when faced with a deadly threat. Our right to self defense and defense of our families and other innocent victims should not be limited to the walls in which we reside. Claims that current law would result in increased violence are unfounded. I commend the Senate for voting to table HB135, and not repealing ‘Stand Your Ground.’”

House Republican Policy Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford)

“I would like to thank the Senate for standing up for New Hampshire citizen’s Second Amendment rights and rights to self defense. Telling law abiding citizens they need to turn their backs on an attacker and run away instead of defending themselves or their loved ones is entirely the wrong message, especially in the seconds that could mean the difference between life and death. The people of New Hampshire have a natural and basic human right to protect themselves wherever they happen to be, not just in the confines of their home.”

Saturday
May182013

O'Brien For Congress - Bill O’Brien Comments on Rep. Ann McLane Kuster Failure To Vote for Obamacare Repeal

“Ann Kuster could have voted to stop this.
Instead, she once again walked away from
New Hampshire values.”


Mont Vernon, NH – State representative Bill O’Brien, Republican candidate for Congress in the Second District, made the following comments today in response to U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster’s failure to vote to repeal Obamacare when she voted last night against H.R. 45.

“Last night Rep. Kuster had the opportunity to stand with the hardworking taxpayers of New Hampshire and her constituents in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District by repealing Obamacare. Instead, she chose to stand with Nancy Pelosi and against our citizens and even against members of her party who have said that the full implementation of Obamacare will be a ‘train wreck.’

“If fully implemented, Obamacare will hijack and wreck not only the finances of the federal government, but also our state’s finances. Obamacare will also substantially increase private healthcare insurance premiums annually and consequently it will throw millions of Americans on Medicaid.

“Medicaid relies on substantial contributions from local taxpayers, yet it doesn’t even pay for half the cost of service to its recipients. It does all of this –or, none of this rather - while failing to provide better health outcomes than being uninsured, according to a study of Medicaid expansion in Oregon.”

“In lockstep with party bosses such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, Rep. Ann Kuster refuses to acknowledge what is becoming increasingly obvious. And that is, by driving private insurance costs through the roof, Obmacare will consign many of those caught in its web to permanent government dependency. Small increases in family incomes will require heads of households to pay fines or purchase private health insurance that will cost vastly more than those income increases. Ann Kuster could have voted to stop this. Instead, she once again walked away from New Hampshire values.”

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William O’Brien is a state representative from Mont Vernon, serving his fourth term in the New Hampshire House.

Friday
May172013

AFPNH - end ObamaCare? 

Help us put an end to ObamaCare!

Are you ready for higher taxes, higher premiums, and fewer doctors? That’s what is coming our way as a result of ObamaCare, which starts in full next January.

 

That’s why the author of ObamaCare, Sen. Max Baucus, called the scheme a “train wreck.” He has announced his retirement, likely because he didn’t want to face the voters with this takeover of the health care system on his record!

 

Today, the U.S. House of Representative will vote to repeal ObamaCare, and we congratulate them for taking this important step. However, the Senate has pledged that they won’t take a similar vote, and President Obama said he would veto any effort to give us relief from this terribly flawed law.

 

One group – Americans for Prosperity – has always stood against ObamaCare. From the “Hands Off My Health Care” national tour when the bill was in Congress to our current efforts to defund and repeal this disastrous bill, we won’t stop our efforts to protect our citizens from federal bureaucrats running your health care.

 

AFP knows ObamaCare will mean that health insurance costs will double, that it will be harder to see doctors and that the 21 new taxes – all administered by the same IRS that admitted it targeted conservative groups– will undercut our economy.

 

To continue our efforts, we need your help. As a grassroots organization, we rely on the support of people like you to keep up the fight against ever growing governmentYour contribution today of $25, $50, $100, $200 or more will allow us to continue our efforts to tell New Hampshire citizens about the dangerous, big government plans that liberals like President Obama have in store for us, and give us the tools to stop them!  

 

The President and his allies have taxpayer-funded agencies like the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services that he is using to attack his opponents so he can grow government. However, AFP has committed citizens just like you that will not be intimidated for protecting our future. I’d say that’s more than a fair fight!

 

Live Free or Die,

 

 

Greg Moore

State Director

Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire

Wednesday
Mar272013

NH HRA Comments on HB135 passage Repeal Stand Your Ground

"We are saddened but not surprised by the passage of HB135, which removes a person's right to defend oneself.  The passage of this politically motivated bill strips away the rights of citizens to stand their ground and protect themselves, others and their property if threatened where ever they have a right to be,"  stated Representative Al Baldasaro, HRA co-chair.  "Every citizen has a constitutional right to defend themselves and this blatant attempt at political correctness is a disservice to our constituents."
Wednesday
Mar272013

NH House Republican Leaders React to Passage of Bill Repealing Stand Your Ground Law

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) and House Republican Policy Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford) offered the following comments on the passage of HB135, a bill that would repeal the “Stand Your Ground” law in New Hampshire. The bill passed by a vote of 189-184.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“Retreat is not something responsible New Hampshire citizens should be forced to do when faced with a deadly threat. Our right to self defense and defense of other innocent victims should not be limited to the walls in which we reside. Claims that current law would result in increased violence are unfounded. Our citizens should not be asked to risk life and limb in retreat simply because there are a handful of thugs who might try and abuse this law. I’m deeply disappointed that the House would vote to restrict the rights of our people and give the benefit of doubt to violent attackers. It’s simply unconscionable.”

“How high does the cliff have to be to ensure a safe retreat? Two feet? Four feet? Six feet? Do we really expect this decision to be made while under the threat of violence?”

House Republican Policy Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford)

“Telling law abiding citizens they need to turn their backs on an attacker and run away instead of defending themselves or their loved ones is entirely the wrong message. The people of New Hampshire have a natural and basic human right to protect themselves wherever they happen to be, not just in the confines of their home. As a woman, I am dismayed that I will be forced to hesitate and take invaluable time away from protecting myself.  Those seconds could mean the difference between life and death.”