Senate Democrats Push Back on HB 195
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – Today, in a party line vote of 14-10, Senate Republicans voted Ought to Pass with Amendment on HB 195, inserting an exception to the crime of reckless conduct for the display of a firearm.
After the vote, Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) issued the following statement:
“Our nation has been plagued by gun violence for decades. Just last night, nine people were killed in San Jose in an act of reckless violence. We should not be carving out additional exceptions allowing people to threaten one another with firearms. This is a unnecessary, dangerous and chilling move that once again puts the desires of the gun lobby ahead of public safety and the rights of Granite Staters to live free from threats or intimidation.”