If you build it they will come
Is there any gatherings (bar-b-q's, litter pick up or other movements) for open carry going on in NH anytime soon? Or does anyone know of a NH Open Carry Association?
If you build it they will come
I even tried to do the states sponsor a highway program and they turned me down because on the sign we wanted ( NH supporters of usacarry). I then tried to do it again with the same way but this time with ( NH supports of OC) and again told no. They gave me the same bs "Stating that the sign can not support/oppose a political agenda and or legislation" and so on. I may pick that fight up again and really push hard this time to get it approved and then we could have a open carry highway litter pickup.
I'm not too far from Claremont myself. I would be more than willing to participate in any of these events, or even help push things. I am new to all of this though, the political side of things gets me sometimes.
Is there somewhere you can look up a list of organizations that have adopted NH highways? I'm sure at least one of them represents something that could be a political agenda...
"(d) The district engineer shall deny an application if the applicant is a group whose primary purpose is supporting or opposing political candidates, or working towards the passage or non-passage of a specific piece of legislation, or advocating for or against a specific public policy agenda.".
I called them today ( Them being DOT in Concord,NH) they had no idea who I needed to speak to and took my name and number and told me someone would call me today. I said it sounds like the only reason why you are not approving the sign we want is because of firearms. I said if that's the case just come out and say it send me a letter stating that. I told them I would get a petition if needed and bring in the media if needed.
So they called back and I spoke to the person who runs this area he said because of the word "Support" it would not be allowed. He said up till now everything has been verbal commutation and that because I have not submitted the application all he could go off of is what he was being told by the person I spoke to a year ago. He did say If I submitted it with the word "Support" it would not be approved(sign was going to say " NH supporters of Open carry"). He said I could submit it with a few names and we could try and find some middle ground and work with each other. The application asks for a group name,Chair person/group contact,groups responsible officer,name of designated safety person. I had a few come to mind for a group name I was going to put "New Hampshire Open Carry"(NHOC) or "New Hampshire Open Carry Association"(NHOCA). Group name on the sign can only be 18 letters so if anyone has any ideas and wants to help post back or PM me. For chair person/contact person I was just going to put my own name down because I'm filling it out but if you would like your name down for one of the others let me know.
We've been a little light on doing OC activities this year. I'll be more active come Nov. 3rd; after elections.
I visited New Hamsphire this past weekend. I was hoping to see Open Carry in action but I didnt notice anyone carrying. I was visiting Pisgah State Park and spent alittle travel time/down time in Winchester, Hinsdale, Swanzey and Keene. Checked out Brattleboro VT for OC, but got negative results. Guess I was expecting too much.
Why not just name the sign opencarry