On Saturday, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a measure into law that repeals the current ban on the use of legal firearm sound suppressors while hunting.
The measure, House Bill 500, was sponsored by state Rep. John Burt.
Suppressors provide numerous benefits to the hunters and sportsmen who choose to use them. Most importantly, suppressors decrease muzzle report to hearing-safe levels and reduce shooters’ risk of hearing damage, which can occur when discharging a firearm without the proper hearing protection. Additionally, suppressors help increase accuracy by reducing felt recoil and shot “flinch.” Furthermore, suppressors help reduce noise complaints from neighbors, which are frequently used as an excuse to close hunting lands throughout the country.
AGs Speak Out Against Peruta Ruling
Following the recent ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that California citizens do not have a right to carry a firearm outside the home, state attorneys general in Arkansas, Nevada and Alabama have spoken out against the ruling.
“The idea that a State can completely ban or unfairly restrict the right of a law-abiding citizen to carry a concealed weapon ignores the written text and history of the Second Amendment and is unconstitutional,” said Arkansas Attorney General Rutledge. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said, “I am disappointed that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today, in a deeply fractured opinion, refused to acknowledge what should be clear from the United States Supreme Court’s cases: that individuals have a Second Amendment right to carry a firearm outside their homes.”
Meanwhile in Alabama, Attorney General Luther Strange expressed a similar opinion. "In effect the appeals court ruled that San Diego County can outlaw guns outside the home by declining to issue anyone a permit. This court's decision is a direct challenge to the Second Amendment and is unconstitutional,” Strange said.
Armed N.C. Man Stops Home Intruder
A Fayetteville, N.C., man on Saturday shot a man breaking into his home, putting a quick end to the intrusion.
According to local media reports, the homeowner said the other man tried to break into his home around 4 in the morning. To stop the break-in, the homeowner shot the intruder.
Police said the suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.