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House tables ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ bill
Since 1993, New Hampshire has had a state-run system called the “Gun Line” to help oversee purchases of handguns in the state. (Getty Images)
Local and state law enforcement won’t be prohibited from enforcing Biden administration gun restrictions – at least not immediately. The House voted, 354-19, Thursday to table Senate Bill 154, the so-called “Second Amendment sanctuary” legislation.
Deputy Speaker Steven Smith, a Charlestown Republican, argued for the motion to table, saying that with more time lawmakers could sort out disagreements over the bill’s impact.
The bill was opposed by Democrats, who said it would jeopardize public safety, and some gun-rights advocates, who said it did not go far enough. Similar “Second Amendment sanctuary” laws have passed in several states this year and are pending in others.
Some lawmakers also questioned the constitutionality of prohibiting the enforcement of federal laws.
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