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NH: Lawmakers to defy House chamber gun ban

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They have the authority to imprison anyone they find to be disrespectful, contemptuous, or disruptive. They get to decide what’s disrespectful, contemptuous, or disruptive.

See where this is going?

If they come out and say “no denim allowed”, and you wear your blue jeans anyway....guess what? You’ve just been disrespectful. And/or contemptuous. And now they have the lawful authority to imprison you.

Now substitute “firearms” for denim.

They might not have the lawful authority to directly ban firearms, or denim, but they sure as shit have a way to make it happen.

If it isn’t vague, then show me where it limits, or defines, what constitutes disrespect to the House.

A long, long time ago, colonial/state legislatures functioned as courts. "Contempt" and "disrespect" of the House rules are probably treated similarly to contempt of court. Nearly all courts have rules against wearing a hat. Usually, the security guards firmly ask people to take off hats at first. If someone becomes an assh*le, then the guards escort them out of court/courthouse. If the situation becomes really bad, then the person goes to jail and is prosecuted for contempt of court. Note that contempt of court applies to court actors like lawyers:

As the clerk was looking for the next court date, Borowski had the deputy return Wilborn to his seat, then told Tsai to sit down. "Is there something you want to say, or do you want to go into custody?"

That's when Tsai said he wanted to highlight that Wilborn is innocent at this stage.

"No kidding. I get that. Sit down," Borowski said, then, "Counsel, if you don't knock —" then ordered him taken into custody before finishing his sentence.

"Rolling your eyes, throwing your hands in the air, acting like I'm some kind of idiot gets you locked up for contempt," Borowski told Tsai.

Milwaukee County judge under fire for detaining defense lawyer, who wound up shackled

Here's what Congress can do to members who violate House rules:

Discipline & Punishment | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives

Also, "contempt" has a bunch of definitions in Black's Law Dictionary, which I will not post because IANAL and this isn't legal advice.
 
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Stay tuned, there is more going on about this tomorrow. If you happen to be in Concord, swing by the LOB at 815am... :)
 

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I have concerns when any self proclaimed Democrats are present. For that matter some repugs too.

by present do you mean...here on northeastshooters forums? I'm glad they're here , to the extent that they are. Echo chambers are no fun; dissent is fun. Thanks for the update on the lawsuit , design!
 
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