Many Protest NH Statehouse Gun Ban

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Gun rights supporters on Monday protested against bills making it a felony to bring weapons into the Statehouse and other New Hampshire government buildings.

Some wore orange stickers saying "Potential Victim" put out by the Hannah Dustin Defense League, a women’s self-defense group. Protesters also carried signs saying "Tyranny – More Dangerous Than Any Gun."

One bill would make it a felony to enter the Statehouse and Legislative Office Building with a gun and calls for the installation of metal detectors. The other bill targets government buildings.

Last month, a special legislative committee – led by Democrats – reinstated a ban on guns and other dangerous weapons in the Statehouse complex that had been in place from 1996 to 2006.

Republicans hope to overturn the ban.

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