- Nov 27, 2007
- New Hampshire
In open carry states, a person who brings a gun into a school polling place on Election Day would be in violation of federal law if the gun were not licensed, said Enza Sheehan, a spokesman for the FBI.
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"If a voter does not have a concealed carry permit and carries a firearm into the school while voting, that person may be violating federal law," said (New Hampshire) Senior Assistant Attorney General Brian Buonamano last week.
Buonamano said local election officials, local police and state police cannot enforce the Gun Free School Zones Act, which is a federal law. He said anyone who feels a voter is violating the school gun law should contact the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire.
Re-read the article.
"...violation of federal law if the gun were not licensed". None of the NH guns are licensed. What does that mean? Did they mean to say, "violation of federal law if the gun owner were not licensed"?
And another problem but a bit minor: "...voter does not have a concealed carry permit...". Nobody has a "permit' in NH either. We have licenses.
Words mean things. For something so sensitive - guns in schools - this bastardization of words really grates on me.