CONCORD — When the New Hampshire House of Representatives yesterday voted to scuttle a bill requiring background checks for all commercial firearms sales, the Belknap County Delegation — all Republicans —voted unanimously with the majority.
House Bill 650 was rejected by a margin of 236 to 124. The bill was intended to close the loopholes through which firearms can be purchased online and at gun shows without background checks.
Representatives Glen Aldrich and Russ Dumais and George Hurt of Gilford, Guy Comtois of Barnstead, Dennis Fields and Brian Gallagher of Sanbornton, Robert Fisher, Bob Luther, Frank Tilton and Peter Spanos of Laconia, Valerie Fraser New Hampton, Ray Howard and Peter Varney of Alton, Shari LeBreche and Michael Sylvia of Belmont and Herb Vadney of Meredith all voted against the bill.
Representatives Don Flanders of Laconia and David Russell of Gilmanton did not vote.
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