From The New Hampshire Senate Republican Office

June 29, 2020

Bobby Collins
(908) 268-9861

Concord, NH – Today, the New Hampshire Senate passed HB 687, relative to extreme risk protection orders. Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) and Senator Harold French (R-Franklin) issued the following statements:

“The 2nd Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms for law abiding citizens, but this red flag bill seeks to take that right away,” said Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry). “In fact, this legislation has a lower standard to remove a firearm from a law-abiding citizen than in criminal cases. The legislation is ripe for abuse and makes it an expensive process to have firearms returned even after the protective order expires or is vacated.”

“This bill violates the 2nd, 4th and 5th amendments to our constitution including removing personal property from an individual without due process,” said Senator Harold French (R-Franklin). “If a person is suicidal they need to go through a mental health evaluation, a process this legislation ignores and skips straight to confiscating firearms. I cannot support legislation that is so blatantly unconstitutional and will be used as a tool to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens.”