House and Senate Republicans Risk Public Safety, Support Unconstitutional Gun Legislation

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us


CONCORD – Today, House and Senate Republicans agreed to move forward with SB 154, a dangerous, unconstitutional bill that would prohibit New Hampshire officials from enacting and enforcing federal regulations and executive orders to reduce gun violence. During the Committee of Conference, House Republicans proposed an amendment that expanded the language to include federal laws, acts, rules, regulations, Presidential Executive Orders, directives, practices, and procedures. Senator Sue Prentiss (D-West Lebanon) who served on the Committee, and is also a paramedic, voted against the proposed amendment and will not support the underlying bill.


After the vote, Senator Sue Prentiss (D-West Lebanon) issued the following statement:


“Our nation is facing parallel pandemics. Last weekend alone, more than 120 people were killed in incidents of gun violence. Choosing now, when deaths by gun violence are skyrocketing, to pick and choose which federal laws, acts, rules, regulations, Presidential Executive Orders, directives, practices, or procedures to follow sets a dangerous precedent. The continued efforts of Republicans to dismantle New Hampshire’s gun violence prevention efforts puts public safety at risk all in the name of extremist talking points.”


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