Tag: Gun Violence Prevention

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

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

NH Gun Violence Prevention Coalition Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order on Gun Safety Measures

A new executive order by President Biden tightens background check laws and increases support for extreme risk protection orders to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves or others, along with efforts to hold the gun industry accountable and address the marketing of firearms to minors

NH Gun Violence Prevention Coalition Statement Following House Votes on Background Checks, Gun Free Schools, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and Partial State Nullification

HB 59 would close background check loopholes, HB 32 keeps guns out of our schools, HB 106 passes an extreme risk protection order, and HB 78 repeals Sununu’s partial state nullification bill from last session

Back to School Gun Violence Prevention Assembly Scheduled for Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 AM at Concord High School

As another school year begins, students, parents, educators, and community members gather to remember victims of gun violence and to work toward safer schools and communities

ICYMI: NH Attorney General Releases Interim Guidance Potentially Invalidating Major Portions of HB 1178, An Extreme and Dangerous Gun Lobby Law Signed by Gov. Chris Sununu

New interim guidance from Attorney General’s office allows state and local police, school officials to respond to firearms related threats and to notify federal law enforcement, despite state law prohibiting cooperation and enforcement; public safety advocates hail interim guidance as victory

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