Superior Court Orders Newton Police Chief (New Hampshire) to Issue Gun License & $Pay

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    Superior Court Orders Newton Police Chief (New Hampshire) to Issue Gun License & $Pay

    Superior Court Orders Newton Police Chief (New Hampshire) to Issue Gun License and Pay Attorney Fees and Costs



    [Posted Friday, April 6, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.] In a court case that should give notice to every police chief in New Hampshire to obey the law on issuing concealed carry licenses, Rockingham County Superior Court Judge Kenneth R. McHugh ordered Newton Police Chief Lawrence Streeter to issue Robert J. Ferrara’s concealed carry license (License to Carry) and awarded attorney fees and costs. Under New Hampshire law (RSA 159:6-f), an issuing authority -- typically the police chief -- may be personally liable to pay reasonable attorney fees and costs for violating the state law on issuing licenses (RSA 159:6). In this case, the Town of Newton was also sued and could be held responsible to pay as well.

    The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Mr. Ferrara by the law firm of E.F. Nappen Attorney at Law P.C., Concord. Mr. Ferrara applied for a license and never received a written denial as required by law. Under New Hampshire law (RSA 159:6), a chief of police or other issuing authority has 14 days to approve or deny such an application in writing. A written denial must be delivered to the applicant.


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    There are a number of interesting lawsuits going on in CA right now, also.
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    Well good! He should be liable to punishment for breaking the law, just like everyone else.
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    You screwed up Chief, now open the wallet like a good boy and pay the man.
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    To coin an old phrase,,,,,,,Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians.

    When these wise guy, Power-Hungry-Bigheads get it in their narrow minds, that they are the final distillation of law, some judge will end up showing them the light.
    Too bad it (the money awarded the plaintiff) comes from the government(we the people) instead of the nincompoop who is responsible for the cluster in the first place.
    The Chief should be made to pay, in the form of a lighter salary for that year.
    That would bring all this idiocracy to a screeching halt in a hurry.
    These buffoons play around the laws, knowing if they are called on it, they have the governments money at stake, not theirs
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    To coin an old phrase,,,,,,,Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians.

    When these wise guy, Power-Hungry-Bigheads get it in their narrow minds, that they are the final distillation of law, some judge will end up showing them the light.
    Too bad it (the money awarded the plaintiff) comes from the government(we the people) instead of the nincompoop who is responsible for the cluster in the first place.
    The Chief should be made to pay, in the form of a lighter salary for that year.
    That would bring all this idiocracy to a screeching halt in a hurry.
    These buffoons play around the laws, knowing if they are called on it, they have the governments money at stake, not theirs
    yeah. agree. if they had to take it out of their own pockets, like the founding men of this country, they might think twice next time.

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    Good on the judge.

    Under New Hampshire law (RSA 159:6-f), an issuing authority -- typically the police chief -- may be personally liable to pay reasonable attorney fees and costs for violating the state law on issuing licenses (RSA 159:6). In this case, the Town of Newton was also sued and could be held responsible to pay as well.
    i like that law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    yeah. agree. if they had to take it out of their own pockets, like the founding men of this country, they might think twice next time.
    may be personally liable to pay reasonable attorney fees and costs for violating the state law on issuing licenses (RSA 159:6)
    It says "personally liable". That means it comes out of his pocket, not the tax payers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJVP View Post
    It says "personally liable". That means it comes out of hisE pocket, not the tax payers.
    Good...and he should be reminded financially when pay increases come around, the law's NOT to be messed with.
    Why?? Because at the last second, the Police are minutes away.

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    Wish their court had authority over NYC!
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