Webinar Briefing on HB 1178’s Dangerous Public Safety Impacts for New Hampshire – Wednesday, June 22nd at 1:00 PM
HB 1178 prohibits state and local cooperation or enforcement of federal firearms laws, leaving our schools and communities dangerously vulnerable
CONCORD, NH – As our nation mourns the most recent victims of gun violence, a dangerous bill headed to the desk of Governor Chris Sununu could threaten our communities and schools.
HB 1178 would prohibit the State of New Hampshire, counties, towns, and schools from enforcing or even cooperating with any federal law, rule, regulation, or executive order regarding firearms and knives unless it is also in state law. This leaves our schools and communities dangerously vulnerable and increases the risk of tragedy. New Hampshire already has several major gaps between federal and state firearms laws, including those around gun free schools and domestic violence protections.
HB 1178 would apply to any current federal laws, regulations, rules, or executive orders, as well as any in the future. If passed, it would jeopardize federal, state, and local collaboration and send a dangerous message to criminals that New Hampshire does not enforce federal gun laws.
State and national experts will hold a virtual briefing on HB 1178’s dangerous impacts for public safety in New Hampshire. The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 PM and is available upon request post-briefing.
WHAT: Briefing on HB 1178’s Dangerous Public Safety Impacts for New Hampshire
WHEN: Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 PM; available upon request post-briefing
WHO: Panelists Sam Levy, Senior Counsel at Everytown for Gun Safety; Andy Pelosi, Executive Director, The Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus; Jim O’Shaughnessy, School Attorney, Drummond Woodsum; Zandra Rice Hawkins, GunSense NH, a project of Granite State Progress; Moderated by Sarah Robinson, Education Justice Campaign Director, Granite State Progress