CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the House passed HB 334. Following the vote Representative David Meuse (D-Portsmouth) released the following statement:
“Over the years, the state police have created a process that addresses cracks and gaps in the federal background check system. 40-50% of all homicides in New Hampshire are related to domestic violence and this can only increase with the passage of a bill that reduces the safety measures in place to ensure someone with a history of domestic violence is not able to obtain a deadly weapon. Passage of this bill does nothing but place Granite Staters in danger and give firearms to people who intend to use them for harm. Governor Sununu must veto this bill to protect the lives of all families in New Hampshire.