Yesterday Seacoastonline posted a story about Democrats in New Hampshire who insist on pushing more gun control next legislative session. This is despite New Hampshire being the “Safest State in America” as well as being rated the state with the “Best Quality of Life” by the OECD for having the lowest crime rate in the country. These facts don’t matter to the deranged gun control crowd.
Elaine Andrews-Ahearn, a Democrat who pushed gun control last year and failed, even with a Democratic controlled House was absolutely crushed in her re-election bid by her Republican opponent. Yet she’s still talking about pushing gun control in a state with the lowest crime rate in the country.
Ahearn actually blames “low-information voters” for not wanting to push gun control:
“I think people are so unbelievably unsophisticated,” Andrews-Ahearn said. “They do not pay attention to the elections, they do not know who they are voting for and they do not vote. We refer to this problem as ‘low information voters,’ and it’s a huge problem in the state of New Hampshire.”
This is amusing since these are the same people that voted for her. It’s Ahearn that counts on the “low-information voters” she seems to despise so much by lying to them about background checks; gun crimes and gun statistics. Apparently they are just “Grubered voters” to Ahearn. Essentially she believes voters are stupid. Maybe that’s why voters kicked her to the curb in the last election.
Rep. Katherine Rogers, D-Concord, is waiting to receive an edited draft of her bill from legislative services that she said is similar in nature to a bill sponsored by Rep. Elaine Andrews-Ahearn, D-Hampton Falls, earlier this year. That bill would have expanded background checks for firearm purchases to include all private sales, including those made at gun shows and over the Internet.
Andrews-Ahearn’s bill lost to a vote of 242-118 in February, but Rogers believes a second push is needed and could be successful.
“I feel very strongly that people have a right to have guns. I’m not against the Second Amendment,” Rogers said, but added, “we have to have some kind of responsibility with the rights.”
“It’s not the firearms we’re concerned about. It’s the people that use them,” Cushing said. “I don’t think there’s anybody who can tune in on the news and realize that we have a really high instance of gun violence that doesn’t think that we can do better, whether it’s Sandy Hook or whether it’s any other school shooting or rampage.”
All of these legislators (including former Representative Ahearn) have firearm derangement syndrome. They don’t personally like firearms so they seek to ban them from everyone else. They somehow believe in that putting more gun control laws into place will stop criminals from obtaining firearms. Of course, even “low information voters” know that criminals don’t obey laws. They outright lie about their stance on the 2nd Amendment.
It’s despicable that Rogers and Cushing are going to continue to push gun control laws that only hurt law-abiding citizens. It’s clear that their intent is to further seek gun bans. All one has to do is look at their stances on gun control and you can see what they would like to push forward. Rogers is an admitted gun banner and Cushing recently joined the pro-gun control organization “American Legislators for the Prevention of Gun Violence.”
Despite the lies of Cushing and others like him, New Hampshire doesn’t have a gun violence or gun crime issue nor does it have a crime or violence issue. It’s clear these legislators want to continue pushing gun laws onto law-abiding citizens for more control. It’s a shame Democrats keep wasting such valuable time at the State House. Jobs, economy, taxes and a slew of other things that are far more important to be dealt with but here you have it, gun control for a state that doesn’t have a gun violence problem. It’s the “firearm derangement syndrome” that seems to plague Democrats the most.