Have you ever noticed that lower level of a bicameral legislature is often populated by out of control yahoos who aren’t very good lawmakers, while the upper level is more often populated by individuals who seem less willing to totally embarass themselves at every turn? A great example of this unfolded recently in New Hampshire, with some gun-related legislation.
The house crafted a number of bills related to guns:
- A bill allowing people to carry loaded weapons, including crossbows, in their cars, by redefining what “loaded gun” is.
- A bill that lets people carry guns on campuses, public sports venues, and the state psychiatric hospital
- A bill that allows people to carry concealed firearms without a permit
- Two other bills, I don’t know what they were.
All the bills were quickly rejected by the Senate. Of these bills, Senate President Peter Bragdon said, “We spent a grand total of 6 minutes on 5 bills because we want to focus on the issues that are important to the New Hampshire people.”
Live free or else!