Sen. Boutin Statement on Bi-Partisan Vote to Table Attempt to Repeal “Stand Your Ground”

NH State Senate
For Immediate Release:
May 23, 2013
Media Contact:
Carole Alfano, 271.7585
Sen. Boutin Statement on Bi-Partisan Vote to
Table Attempt to Repeal “Stand Your Ground”
CONCORD, NH – Sen. David Boutin, R-Hooksett, issued the following statement today following the bi-partisan vote of 19-5 on HB 135 to table the attempt by the House to repeal the state’s “Stand Your Ground” Law enacted during the previous legislative session:
     “The Senate sent a strong, bi-partisan message today that ‘Stand Your Ground’ is a reasonable law and that it should not be repealed less than one year after being passed. All of the scare tactics the law’s opponents used to urge its defeat have not materialized. New Hampshire citizens have shown they continue to be responsible when it comes to using deadly force to defend themselves and their loved ones. ‘Stand Your Ground’ simply clarifies their right to self-defense.”               

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at