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CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee for advancing legislation to prevent gun violence. The legislation passed by the committee, which now heads to the Senate for a floor vote, includes:
“Today’s vote is a victory for public safety,” said Deidre Reynolds, a volunteer with the New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “This is the farthest this gun safety legislation has advanced in the legislature, and it puts us one step closer to seeing these common-sense bills become law.”
Twenty-one states require background checks on all handgun sales, but New Hampshire does not. Everytown recently conducted polling that demonstrated widespread support for gun safety legislation among adults in New Hampshire:
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs