NH Gun Violence Prevention Coalition Statements on President Biden Announcing First-Ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention

President Joe Biden in front of the White House, with words: Win! President Biden announces 1st ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention!

President Biden announced the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. The office will be overseen by Vice President Kamala Harris, with support from key national gun violence prevention leaders. Read more details from the White House and statements from GunSense NH and the NH Gun Violence Prevention Coalition.

Inaugural NH Guns to Gardens Event Helps Granite Staters Remove 31 Unwanted Firearms from Circulation, Including AR-15

GunSense NH volunteer uses a chop saw to disable a firearm

During a “Guns to Gardens” event in Concord today, gun violence prevention advocates helped community members remove 31 unwanted firearms from circulation, including an AR-15.

NH Guns to Gardens Event Allows Granite Staters to Turn Unwanted Firearms Into Garden Tools

Image of two guns with trees growing out of them; Text: Guns to Gardens; Subtext: Transforming unwanted guns into garden tools; Logos for GunSense NH, a project of Granite State Progress, NH Council of Churches, and the Kent Street Coalition

GunSense NH, NH Council of Churches, Kent Street Coalition, and other members of the NH Gun Violence Prevention Coalition offer opportunity for Granite Staters to safely dispose of unwanted guns without putting them back out on the market; giveback gun program is the first New Hampshire event of national effort

“People’s Budget” Coalition Urges NH Senate, House, to Pass State Budget That Invests In People and Communities

Organizations call for a state budget that invests in our communities’ health, education, recovery, opportunity, and vitality

Department of Education and State Board of Education Fail to Publicize Public Listening Sessions on 306 Rules Academic Standards Re-Draft, Public Education Advocates Work to Fill Gaps

Public listening sessions are scheduled, but not publicly advertised by Department of Education or the State Board of Education; Public education advocates continue to call for stronger transparency and public process

Pro-Public Education School Board Candidates and Warrant Articles Win Across New Hampshire (Again)

Early results from town meeting season shows New Hampshire on track to once again to show up for a strong, honest, and inclusive public education; Granite Staters agree: LGBTQ+ students belong in New Hampshire

Preventable Gun Violence Tragedy in Tennessee Underscores Urgency of Passing Gun Violence Prevention Policies Across U.S., Including New Hampshire

With weaker gun laws than Tennessee, inaction is no longer an option for New Hampshire’s people and policymakers 

Statement on NH House Vote on HB 351, Safe Storage of Firearms

HB 351 promotes safe storage of firearms to protect children and communities; it is the latest gun violence prevention bill to be shot down by the Republican-led NH state legislature this year, stifling progress to create safer communities and save lives