CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today the House of Representatives voted 199-177 to pass Senate Bill 154. Following the vote Representative David Meuse (D-Portsmouth) released the following statement:
“Senate Bill 154 is not about protecting 2nd Amendment rights. Our state and federal constitutions already protect gun rights. It is also not about protecting the state from the federal government overstepping its authority and “commandeering” state resources to enforce federal laws. What SB 154 is about is driving up gun sales for manufacturers by driving a wedge in the cooperation between our state, local and federal governments when it comes to addressing gun violence.
Unlike COVID, there is no vaccine for a bullet. But there are things we can do as legislators to protect public safety and reduce the risk of gun tragedies through laws, regulations, and executive orders at the state and federal level. Prohibiting our state law enforcement from assisting federal agents or cooperating with federal law is an active threat to public safety and public health in this state. Governor Sununu must veto this chaotic right-wing attack on Granite State citizens and law enforcement.”