Senate Republicans Push Forward Unconstitutional Gun Legislation

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

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


CONCORD – Today, Senate Republicans voted to send SB 154, a bill that would prohibit New Hampshire officials from enacting and enforcing federal regulations and executive orders to reduce gun violence, to a committee of conference. Senate Democrats voted against the recommendation due to the unfixable nature of the bill.


After the vote, Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) issued the following statement:


“SB 154 is a reactionary bill that allows an extreme hyper-partisan landscape to put New Hampshire’s public safety at risk. If New Hampshire is prohibited from abiding by federal law regarding gun violence prevention, we are putting our public safety at risk simply to benefit the gun lobby. This is an unworkable, unconstitutional bill that should not have been allowed to move forward in any form.”


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