Gun Safety Advocates and Champions Rallied At the New Hampshire Statehouse and Spoke With Lawmakers to Advocate for Life-Saving Gun Safety Legislation To Be Passed Next Legislative Session
CONCORD, N.H. — Today, New Hampshire Moms Demand Action volunteers and Students Demand Action volunteers, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, alongside gun violence survivors, and community partners gathered for their annual advocacy day at the statehouse to meet with lawmakers and advocate for gun safety measures to be passed in the next legislative session. New Hampshire has some of the weakest gun laws in the country and failed to pass several gun safety bills during the 2023 legislative session, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, creating a process to obtain extreme risk protection orders, keeping guns out of schools, and strengthening secure firearm storage laws.
“Since our chapter’s founding, we have been on the front lines advocating for common-sense gun safety laws that will protect our communities,” said Deidre Reynolds, a volunteer with the New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action. “However, our lawmakers in New Hampshire continue to make our communities more vulnerable to gun violence by pandering to the gun lobby. We are disappointed that our lawmakers’ reckless apathy has once again resulted in a failure to pass fundamental gun safety laws this session — but we remain committed to showing up to ensure that our communities are safe from gun violence.”
In an average year in New Hampshire, 141 people die by guns. Gun violence costs New Hampshire $2.2 billion each year, of which $22.4 million is paid by taxpayers. More information about gun violence in New Hampshire is available here.
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