I posted without saying much regarding the Senate “race” between incumbent Repug John Sununu in New Hampshire and former Dem governor Jeanne Shaheen yesterday, but based on this story, maybe I should pay a bit more attention to that state…
BOSTON – A planned Republican fundraiser in New Hampshire aims to promote gun ownership in America by letting supporters fire powerful military-style weapons – from Uzi submachine guns to M-16 rifles.I agree, of course.
The Manchester Republican Committee is inviting party members and their families to a “Machine Gun Shoot” where, for $25, supporters can spend a day trying out automatic weapons, said organizer Jerry Thibodeau.
“It's a fun day. It's a family day,” said Thibodeau of the Aug. 5 event. “It's quite exciting.”
“It is downright offensive,” Chris Pappas, the Manchester Democratic party chairman, told the Union Leader newspaper.
I know the motto of the state is “Live Free or Die,” and I admire the mentality of rugged individualism that has helped make it such a good place to live. However, as noted here, a permit is required to carry handguns and there is an FBI *NICS check for firearms transactions, but that is absolutely it when it comes to gun regulation.
I would humbly ask that the residents of this state rethink this matter in favor of tighter gun regulation (as well as putting an end to idiotic promotions like the one described in the news story) to try and avert any future tragedy involving guns (when it comes to crime, the “good” people can turn into “bad” people in a heartbeat).