The Governor has no intention of keeping guns out of schools
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu vetoed three bills meant to implement common sense gun violence protection measures last week. All three bills were passed by the New Hampshire House and Senate.
On Friday, NEA-NH president Megan Tuttle said, “Governor Chris Sununu vetoed three bills today which would have made our schools, places of worship, and stores where New Hampshire families shop safer. We don’t have to wonder who has the ear of Governor Sununu. We do have to wonder why his is listening to them. I believe we can all agree that schools should be safe havens for our children. Guns have no place in school zones, period. The Governor, however, has no intention of keeping guns out of schools or out of the hands of those who will use them to do harm to others or to themselves.”
“Governor Sununu, in the wake of back to back mass shootings, has shown us where his priorities lie – and they are not with the children or educators of New Hampshire. Next November, our thoughts and prayers will be with those who encouraged the veto of these popular and commonsense bills as, because of these vetoes, Chris Sununu is turned out of office by the good people of this state.”
In a packed LOB last week, Tuttle joined elected officials, and activists in calling on Governor Sununu to sign the 3 gun violence prevention bills on his desk passed by the NH House and Senate earlier this year.
“We do not need to debate one day longer on why mass killings take place in America. We’ve seen enough people killed in schools, in houses of worship, in malls, at movie theaters and stores. We know killers commit these violent acts because they have mental health problems, or they are racist, or they don’t value human life,” said Tuttle.
“Governor Sununu had a golden opportunity to replace thoughts and prayers with lifesaving action. With this veto, he chose to support the NRA and turn his back on our kids.”