A Loaded Issue: Guns In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org en Seeing School Shooting Sites Up Close Yields Lessons, But Takes A Toll http://nhpr.org/post/seeing-school-shooting-sites-close-yields-lessons-takes-toll <p>After almost any act of violence, be it a suicide or a mass school shooting, people ask questions, which usually boil down these questions: <em>How could we have prevented this from happening? How can we keep it from happening again?</em></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:58:44 +0000 Brady Carlson 22096 at http://nhpr.org Gun Shops And Mental Health Advocates Partner To Prevent Suicides http://nhpr.org/post/gun-shops-and-mental-health-advocates-partner-prevent-suicides <p>Advocates of the rights to own guns and those who want to restrict the laws governing them are often on opposing sides of the conversation. But many find a common voice when it comes to reducing gun violence. In New Hampshire, gun shop owners are forging ties with mental health experts to prevent the most frequent kind of death by firearms: suicide. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:51:03 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 22024 at http://nhpr.org Gun Shops And Mental Health Advocates Partner To Prevent Suicides Gun Crime In New Hampshire Is Well Below National Average http://nhpr.org/post/gun-crime-new-hampshire-well-below-national-average <p></p><p>It's no surprise to Granite Staters that New Hampshire is one of the safest places in the country. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 22033 at http://nhpr.org Gun Crime In New Hampshire Is Well Below National Average Discussion Question: Does New Hampshire need stricter gun control laws? http://nhpr.org/post/discussion-question-does-new-hampshire-need-stricter-gun-control-laws <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As part of NHPR's news series, <em>A Loaded Issue</em>, we’re asking Granite Staters to weigh in with their thoughts about gun ownership, laws governing guns, and the culture here.</p><p>Each day we'll ask a new discussion question and throughout the week we'll read your comments on the air.</p><p><strong>Today's Question:&nbsp;</strong> <strong>Does New Hampshire need stricter gun control laws?</strong></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 22034 at http://nhpr.org Colebrook Residents: We Don't View Guns Through Lens Of Gun Violence http://nhpr.org/post/colebrook-residents-we-dont-view-guns-through-lens-gun-violence <p>Throughout this week’s series on guns, we’ve heard &nbsp;from residents of rural New Hampshire who think of firearms as a tool.</p><p>That’s a perspective you’ll hear and see in the North Country town of Colebrook, where you can pick up a firearm <em>and</em> home improvement tools in the same store.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:47:04 +0000 Brady Carlson 22025 at http://nhpr.org Colebrook Residents: We Don't View Guns Through Lens Of Gun Violence N.H. Congressional Delegation Reacts To Gun Control Measures http://nhpr.org/post/nh-congressional-delegation-reacts-gun-control-measures <p>In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting there’s been an increase in calls for gun control on Capitol Hill. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:27:49 +0000 Matt Laslo 21971 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire’s Gun Debate: How We Got Here http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-s-gun-debate-how-we-got-here <p>As part of NHPR’s series, <em>A Loaded Issue</em>, we take a historical look at our attitudes toward firearms that have shaped our laws then and now. &nbsp;A libertarian streak, along with a rural hunting culture in the Live Free or Die state, has meant few restrictions on firearms.&nbsp; But new arrivals have brought changing attitudes towards guns.</p><p></p><p><strong>GUESTS:</strong></p><p><strong>Andy Smith- </strong>Director of UNH Survey Center and Associate Professor of Political Science.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:36:18 +0000 Laura Knoy 21956 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire’s Gun Debate: How We Got Here 'Stand Your Ground' Expected To Stay N.H. Law http://nhpr.org/post/stand-your-ground-expected-stay-nh-law <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-right: 108pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 21px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">As the debate over gun policy occupies center stage in Washington, N.H. lawmakers are also considering several bills that relate to guns</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 21px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">.</span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-right: 108pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:51:59 +0000 Josh Rogers 21949 at http://nhpr.org 'Stand Your Ground' Expected To Stay N.H. Law Discussion Question: Do you support President Obama's gun control proposals? http://nhpr.org/post/discussion-question-do-you-support-president-obamas-gun-control-proposals <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As part of NHPR's news series, <em>A Loaded Issue</em>, we’re asking Granite Staters to weigh in with their thoughts about gun ownership, laws governing guns, and the culture here.</p><p>Each day we'll ask a new discussion question and throughout the week we'll read your comments on the air.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 21931 at http://nhpr.org Too Rural For Guns? Firearms Not Widespread In 18th Century New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/too-rural-guns-firearms-not-widespread-18th-century-new-hampshire <p>As we heard earlier in this series, <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/nh-rural-gun-owners-buck-national-trends">many rural residents of New Hampshire have a strong connection to guns</a>. But that wasn’t always the case.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:51:55 +0000 Brady Carlson 21923 at http://nhpr.org Too Rural For Guns? Firearms Not Widespread In 18th Century New Hampshire Map: Where N.H.'s Gun Manufacturers Are (And Aren't) http://nhpr.org/post/map-where-nhs-gun-manufacturers-are-and-arent <p>Recently, NHPR examined the <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/nh-benefits-firearms-boom-0" target="_blank">impact of the firearms industry on the state's economy</a>.&nbsp; Especially now, with gun sales at <a href="http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/01/11/179551/us-gun-sales-hit-a-record-high.html" target="_blank">historic highs</a>, this subset of New Hampshire's manufacturing industry is benefiting.&nbsp; Looking at federal firearms manufacturing licenses, we've pinpointed where the state's firearms manufacturers are located. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:15:57 +0000 Amanda Loder 21893 at http://nhpr.org Map: Where N.H.'s Gun Manufacturers Are (And Aren't) Stand Your Ground Equals More Gun Deaths? http://nhpr.org/post/stand-your-ground-equals-more-gun-deaths <p>In 2011, New Hampshire lawmakers passed the so-called Stand Your Ground Law. The state has seen controversy over the law, with some calling for its repeal. Many states have had similar laws on the books for years now, and we talked with Associate Professor Mark Hoekstra of Texas A&amp;M University about research on trends in those states. I started by asking him what the research specifically looked at.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:22:08 +0000 Rick Ganley 21884 at http://nhpr.org For Self Defense Or Because I Can? Open Carry in N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/self-defense-or-because-i-can-open-carry-nh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You need a license to carry a loaded gun either in your car, or concealed on your body, in the state of New Hampshire. To &nbsp;carry a loaded gun out in the open, you don’t need a license at all. That makes New Hampshire one of 28 states that allow so-called “open carry” to just about anyone, no permit or license needed. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:26:08 +0000 Emily Corwin 21841 at http://nhpr.org For Self Defense Or Because I Can? Open Carry in N.H. Discussion Question: Should N.H. Repeal Its 'Stand Your Ground' Law? http://nhpr.org/post/discussion-question-should-nh-repeal-its-stand-your-ground-law <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As part of NHPR's news series, <em>A Loaded Issue</em>, we’re asking Granite Staters to weigh in with their thoughts about gun ownership, laws governing guns, and the culture here.</p><p>Each day we'll ask a new discussion question and throughout the week we'll read your comments on the air.</p><p><strong>Today's Question:&nbsp; Should N.H. Repeal Its 'Stand Your Ground' Law?</strong></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 21848 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Rural Gun Owners Buck National Trends http://nhpr.org/post/nh-rural-gun-owners-buck-national-trends <p>For many rural residents of New Hampshire, owning a gun is not a political statement; it’s a tool, or a form of recreation. Even for some non-gun-owning neighbors, the idea that others have guns for hunting or target shooting is pretty non-controversial. And what’s more, the data available indicate that in New Hampshire that rural gun-culture only seems to be growing.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 21847 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Rural Gun Owners Buck National Trends