New Hampshire Bill Would Block State Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws

HB1362 has been introduced in the house and would prohibit enforcement of any federal law which bans certain firearms or limits firearm magazine size. The bill would also establish a criminal penalty for enforcement.

If passed, this bill would ban state agents from enforcing federal gun laws on firearms made and remaining within the state of New Hampshire. 

No public servant, as defined in RSA 640:2, II(a), selling any firearm in this state shall enforce or attempt to enforce any statute, rule, regulation, or order of the United States government relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in this state and that remains exclusively within the borders of this state.

The bill also includes misdemeanor charges for federal agents who attempt to enforce an act allowed by New Hampshire law:

Any official, agent, or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any statute, rule, regulation, or order of the United States government on an act that is expressly allowed by New Hampshire law shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

The full text of the bill can be read here

Primary sponsor: Lenette Peterson (r)

Co-Sponsors:

Donald LeBrun (r)
David Murotake (r)
J.R. Hoell (r)
John Hikel (r)
John Burt (r)

HB1362 is in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee awaiting a hearing.

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