stand your ground http://nhpr.org en On The Political Front For April 15 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-april-15 <p></p><p></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:44:21 +0000 Josh Rogers 25549 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For April 15 Stand Your Ground Loses Ground http://nhpr.org/post/stand-your-ground-loses-ground <p>Stand your ground - the controversial gun law that passed last year removed the obligation that a person first consider retreating before using deadly force in a public place. Last week, the New Hampshire house narrowly voted to repeal the law, but this effort faces a steep challenge in the Senate, while the&nbsp; national debate over gun laws continues.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 24608 at http://nhpr.org Stand Your Ground Loses Ground N.H. House Votes To Repeal 'Stand Your Ground' http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-votes-repeal-stand-your-ground <p></p><p>On a 189-184 majority, the New Hampshire House has voted to repeal the state’s so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.</p><p>The two year old measure allows people to use deadly force anywhere they have a right to be if they feel their lives are in danger.</p><p>Previously, people had a duty to retreat to safety if possible before defending themselves with deadly force.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:03:23 +0000 Todd Bookman 24465 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For March 25 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-march-25 <p>The House votes on the "Stand Your Ground" repeal, which would again require people to attempt to retreat before using deadly force, and a bill to increase the state's gas tax; gambling remains a heavily-debated issue, with differing proposals in the House and Senate, and one that could be affected by who replaces Michael Delaney as Attorney General.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:56:05 +0000 Josh Rogers 24298 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For March 25 On The Political Front For March 18 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-march-18 <p>Some key votes are coming up within a busy House docket: the tobacco tax increase, expected to pass, but at less than the Governor's proposed level; freezing the second phase of the Voter ID law, halting provisions set to take effect this fall that would eliminate some of the current acceptable forms of identification, namely college students' school IDs; a change of the "Stand Your Ground" law, reinstating the requirement that people make an effort to retreat before using deadly force.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:33:21 +0000 Josh Rogers 23870 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For March 18 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 2nd Amendment Rally Draws Hundreds To Concord http://nhpr.org/post/2nd-amendment-rally-draws-hundreds-concord <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Several hundred gun rights supporters, some carrying rifles and pistols, rallied Thursday outside the State House.</p><p>Rally organizers were collecting signatures for a petition telling Governor Hassan and New Hampshire &nbsp;lawmakers to nullify federal gun control laws.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:46:56 +0000 Josh Rogers 21128 at http://nhpr.org 2nd Amendment Rally Draws Hundreds To Concord House Takes Up Repeal of 'Stand Your Ground' http://nhpr.org/post/house-takes-repeal-stand-your-ground <p>If N.H.’s so-called stand your ground law were repealed, people would again have a duty to retreat before using deadly force&nbsp;to defend themselves or others. &nbsp;House Majority leader, Steve Shurtleff of Concord, a former U.S. Marshall,&nbsp;is the repeal's lead sponsor.</p><p>"I don’t want to see us have an incident where someone is inadvertently killed because someone thought they were invoking their right under stand your ground." &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:22:07 +0000 Josh Rogers 20616 at http://nhpr.org