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Carson, French fight for constitutional rights of Granite Staters

By Staff | Jun 26, 2020

CONCORD – he New Hampshire Judiciary Committee voted HB 687, a bill relative to extreme risk protection orders, ought to pass. The Red Flag bill passed 3-2 on a party line vote. Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) and Senator Harold French (R-Franklin) issued the following statements:

“This so-called Red Flag bill is dangerous legislation that will be used to infringe on the second amendment rights of New Hampshire citizens,” said Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry). “It requires the accused to prove their innocence rather than be proven guilty and creates a costly process to have firearms returned after the order expires or is vacated. In the Live Free or Die State, we have always supported responsible gun ownership and this legislation seeks to take that right away.”

“This is not only a second amendment issue, but violates the fourth and fifth amendment rights of Granite Staters as well,” said Senator Harold French (R-Franklin). “If this legislation were to become law, the state would be permitted to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens without due process. The right to due process is a critical piece of our judicial system and I cannot support any legislation that ignores its existence or confiscates legally owned firearms from Granite Staters.”

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