Tomorrow HB 1589, the bill to institute background checks on most gun sales in NH will be voted on by the NH House. The opposition to this bill is fierce. Doing background checks is akin to "takin' our gunz away" or "starting a gun registry" to the nutter crowd.
They've made it their mission to call all 400 Representatives, but they've singled out the Democrats for special levels of harassment. Reps are getting calls and emails, and in some cases Reps are getting rants and threats.
Because threatening someone is the way to win them over to your side.
It's my guess that a lot of the nutters who call aren't from NH and don't have the faintest idea of how our legislative system works. If you read some of the emails going around, it's obvious.
The bill was assigned (mistakenly, in my opinion) to Commerce, where Chair Ed Butler has been singled out for special attention from the nutter crowd, as you can see with a visit to this forum:
I have also found out some other "interesting news" Rep. Butler owns an inn Harts location.
So when you call his published number you get..
The front desk :)
The front desk tells you to call his cell phone...
"Rep. Edward Butler, (603)666-6666 (this is the Inn he lives at...) please call 603-666-6666 (cell)" was what members were being told today. Keep calling the inn. If he is rich enough to own a inn, he can afford to pay the staff to take notes for him...
Please keep up the calls, please ask them politely to take a message and ask them to have Rep. Butler call you back. Emails also work and so does calling Rep. Butlers cell phone.
The Committee chair is accountable to the entire state and needs to hear from the entire state.
Yeah, keep on calling the guy and disrupting his business. Because a guy who owns an inn in northern NH and relies on tourism must be fabulously wealthy.
Ed Butler is one of 400 state representatives who serves in the state legislature for $100 a year. The harassment and bullying is one of the perks.
I'm betting our buddy "Design" couldn't find Hart's Location on a map if we held one of his own guns to his head.
This blog so upset the gun crowd that they're discussing how they ought to be shooting people on one of their Facebook pages - a page that thanks to Miscellany Blue has been edited rather strenously.
The libertea crowd doesn't like scrutiny.