Release Date: September 3, 2008

Andy Sanborn

New Hampshire Firearms Coalition Issues Grade of “A” to NH Senate candidate Andy Sanborn

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, Inc., (NHFC), the state’s leading supporter of the rights of firearm owners, has released its 2008 Primary Election Candidate Guide, issuing a grade of “A” to Andy Sanborn (R – Henniker), candidate for the New Hampshire Senate in District 7. Sanborn is running in the September 9th Primary election for the right to challenge Senator Harold Janeway.

The NHFC grade of “A” means that the Coalition regards Sanborn as a “Solid 2nd Amendment supporter, votes with NHFC, Inc. position 100%” on issues affecting firearm owners and 2nd Amendment rights.

Opponent Larry Elliott (R – Antrim), running against Sanborn in the Primary, received a grade of “C” from NHFC. Elliott is considered by the Coalition as “Not considered a good grade. Has voted, or probably would vote against NHFC, Inc. position.”

Contributing to that inferior rating is the fact that career politician Larry Elliott, as a state representative in 2004, voted against New Hampshire SB 454 RC 91, which would have allowed all lawful citizens to carry weapons in self-defense.

“I am a lifelong supporter of our 2nd Amendment Rights and long-time member of the NRA. I firmly believe in the right of all lawful citizens to carry concealed handguns,” said Sanborn. “I’m grateful that the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition has graded me so highly, and I look forward to fighting alongside the Coalition for those positions that impact firearm owners in this state.”

Sanborn announced that he stands by the NHFC in seeking:

• roll-backs of laws restricting the types of firearms New Hampshire residents may own;

• expanding New Hampshire residents’ right to carry firearms, openly or concealed;

• strengthening protection for shooting clubs and ranges against encroachments and harassment;

• extending carry license validity beyond four years;

• increased concealed carry license reciprocity;

• strengthening protection for firearms manufacturers and dealers;

• easing regulatory burdens on firearm buyers, sellers, and manufacturers; and

• expansion of hunting seasons and areas.

Sanborn added that his wife Laurie, as a lifelong hunter and a proud Second Amendment Sister, would help fight the good fight for firearm owners and hunting enthusiasts in New Hampshire.

If you would like to learn more or help out, log onto Andy’s web site by clicking on the link below:

New Hampshire Senate District 7 includes: Antrim, Bennington, Deering, Francestown, Hancock, Hillsborough, Weare, Windsor, Bradford, Boscawen, Canterbury, Henniker, Loudon, Northfield, Salisbury, Warner, Webster, Harrisville and Nelson

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