guns http://nhpr.org en Mental Health Records-Gun Bill Dies In N.H. House http://nhpr.org/post/mental-health-records-gun-bill-dies-nh-house <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">T<span style="font-size: 11px;">he House has killed a bill that allowed people barred from buying guns for mental health reasons to prove to a judge they're capable of owning a firearm.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:44:22 +0000 Associated Press 47681 at http://nhpr.org Mental Health Records-Gun Bill Dies In N.H. House Sturm, Ruger Recalls Rifle For Trigger Issues http://nhpr.org/post/sturm-ruger-recalls-rifle-trigger-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One year after its release, Newport-based firearms manufacturer <a href="http://ruger.com/index.html" target="_blank">Sturm, </a></span><a href="http://ruger.com/index.html" target="_blank">Ruger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is recalling a popular rifle similar to the AR-15. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 46683 at http://nhpr.org House Lawmakers Kill Effort To Expand Gun Sale Background Checks http://nhpr.org/post/house-lawmakers-kill-effort-expand-gun-sale-background-checks <p></p><p>House lawmakers have voted 242-118 to kill a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales in New Hampshire.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:59:30 +0000 Emily Corwin & Michael Brindley 43439 at http://nhpr.org House Lawmakers Kill Effort To Expand Gun Sale Background Checks News Primer: Gun Bills At The Statehouse http://nhpr.org/post/news-primer-gun-bills-statehouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire lawmakers are mulling two bills that would expand background checks for gun purchases.</span></p><p>The House is expected to vote Wednesday on legislation that would require private sellers to conduct sales through licensed firearm dealers who, under federal law, must perform background checks on prospective buyers.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:05:22 +0000 Brian Wallstin 43381 at http://nhpr.org News Primer: Gun Bills At The Statehouse House Bill Would Restrict Public's Access To Gun Permit Records http://nhpr.org/post/house-bill-would-restrict-publics-access-gun-permit-records <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB1379.pdf" target="_blank">bill</a> before the House Judiciary Committee would exempt gun permit records from the state’s right-to-know law.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:43:19 +0000 Michael Brindley 42329 at http://nhpr.org House Bill Would Restrict Public's Access To Gun Permit Records Gun Rights Advocates Push Back Against Universal Background Checks Bill http://nhpr.org/post/gun-rights-advocates-push-back-against-universal-background-checks-bill <p></p><p>Gun rights advocates pushed back at a public hearing Tuesday against a bill that would require universal background checks for firearm sales in New Hampshire.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:46:29 +0000 Michael Brindley 42208 at http://nhpr.org Gun Rights Advocates Push Back Against Universal Background Checks Bill Background Check 'Compromise' Draws Fire From All Sides http://nhpr.org/post/background-check-compromise-draws-fire-all-sides <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the wake of the Newtown shootings, policy makers in New Hampshire and around the country asked themselves if there are policies that need changing. And one area where compromise seemed plausible was improving mental health reporting in background checks.</p><p>That was the subject of a bill before a state Senate committee today.</p><p>However, the proposal ultimately united groups --- ranging from the Second Amendment Sisters to the Disabilities Rights Center -- in opposition.</p><p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:30:54 +0000 Emily Corwin 41842 at http://nhpr.org Background Check 'Compromise' Draws Fire From All Sides Bill Would Force N.H. To Report Mental Health Findings to Background Check Index http://nhpr.org/post/bill-would-force-nh-report-mental-health-findings-background-check-index <p>The bill aims to make it harder for New Hampshire residents with mental problems to acquire guns, and its dividing gun rights groups.</p><p>The proposal sponsored by Dover democratic Senator David Watters doesn’t tighten any gun laws.</p><p>Instead, it forces the state to share information regarding people who have been deemed incompetent by a court with the federal government.</p><p></p><p>N.H. is currently one of more than a dozen states that doesn’t share such mental health information with the National Instant Criminal Background Check index.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:29:49 +0000 Josh Rogers 41769 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For January 13 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-january-13 <p></p><p></p><p>This week, the legislature returns and hears new bills. Up before the Senate judiciary committee are a proposal to establish domestic violence as a separate crime and one requiring certain persons with mental illness to be barred from owning guns and placed on a federal registry. On Thursday, the House holds its first hearing on a bill to repeal the death penalty.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:36:06 +0000 Josh Rogers 41760 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For January 13 For Many N.H. Schools, Sandy Hook Brought Security Needs To Forefront http://nhpr.org/post/many-nh-schools-sandy-hook-brought-security-needs-forefront <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many schools in New Hampshire enhanced their security in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. a year ago.</span></p><p>Those new measures come at a big cost to school districts.</p><p>And they’re forcing school officials to decide what type of security works for their buildings and their communities.</p><p></p><p>Even the head of Nashua’s school district needs clearance before he’s allowed into any of the city’s 17 schools.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:41:39 +0000 Michael Brindley 39967 at http://nhpr.org For Many N.H. Schools, Sandy Hook Brought Security Needs To Forefront Guns And Gun Culture: One Year After Newtown http://nhpr.org/post/guns-and-gun-culture-one-year-after-newtown <p>The news was hard to fathom a year ago: twenty first graders and six educators shot to death during an ordinary school day in Newtown, Connecticut.&nbsp; Afterward, the national soul-searching seemed to reach new depths, with President Obama insisting “these tragedies must end, and to end them we must change.”&nbsp; At the time, polls showed a majority of Americans agreed some aspects of gun laws could be altered, expanding background checks, for instance.&nbsp;&nbsp; But Washington lawmakers failed pass legislation, and the debate has since shifted to the states.&nbsp; Both sides have scor Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39889 at http://nhpr.org Guns And Gun Culture: One Year After Newtown Manchester Police Weigh Charges After 5-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Self http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-weigh-charges-after-5-year-old-accidentally-shoots-self <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manchester police are still determining whether charges will be filed after a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot himself early Saturday morning.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:57:34 +0000 Michael Brindley 39399 at http://nhpr.org Instagram: Hipster Photo Tool Turned Legal Gun Market http://nhpr.org/post/instagram-hipster-photo-tool-turned-legal-gun-market <p>As Instagram passes its third birthday, a small but growing community of users are beginning to utilize the website for the private exchange of goods. Two million of the site’s annual photo uploads are items being put up for sale, with the actual negotiations taking place via comment threads and private messages.</p><p>Among the many items being legally sold through Instagram are firearms. &nbsp;<strong>Brian Ries&nbsp;</strong>is Senior Social Media Editor at <em>The Daily Beast </em>and joins us to explain.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:37:54 +0000 Taylor Quimby 37572 at http://nhpr.org Instagram: Hipster Photo Tool Turned Legal Gun Market Gun Enthusiasts Key To N.H. App Developer's Success http://nhpr.org/post/gun-enthusiasts-key-nh-app-developers-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we wrap up our series The Download on New Hampshire&rsquo;s App Economy with the profile of an independent developer.&nbsp; In some ways, it&rsquo;s a classic story: he left his full-time job to work on his program at home in Derry.&nbsp; But &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he&rsquo;s anything but a stereotypical computer geek.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 36502 at http://nhpr.org Gun Enthusiasts Key To N.H. App Developer's Success Is The Recall Going To Be 'The New Normal' In Politics? http://nhpr.org/post/recall-going-be-new-normal-politics <p>Congressional approval rating hit a new now of 10.5 percent this week. If you&rsquo;ve found yourself yelling at the radio and TV news coverage of the government shutdown and plotting revenge at the next election, you may not have to wait until 2014.</p><p>Last month, two of Colorado&rsquo;s Democratic state senators <a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/09/11/what_colorados_recall_results_mean_for_dems_119913.html">became targets of a successful recall</a>&nbsp;after voting for more restrictive gun legislation, adding to the increasing number of recall campaigns launched over the past two years.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Seth Masket </strong>is a political scientist at the University of Denver, and a regular contributor to Pacific Standard.&nbsp; He spoke with us&nbsp;about his article <a href="http://www.psmag.com/politics/recall-election-now-thing-permanent-campaign-election-66344/">&ldquo;The Recall is the New Normal&rdquo;.&nbsp;</a></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:25:59 +0000 Taylor Quimby 36044 at http://nhpr.org Is The Recall Going To Be 'The New Normal' In Politics?