Sununu supports students carrying guns on campuses, defends assault weapons in NHPR interview
Concord, N.H. - Today, Governor Sununu went on NHPR's The Exchange and faced questions from angry and upset Granite Staters who want to see a change to New Hampshire's gun laws. Sununu refused to offer any New Hampshire solutions to our nation's gun problem, doubling down on his claim that our gun laws are fine "as is." Since becoming governor, Sununu has signed permit-less concealed carry, ignored a bump stock ban bill, opposed letting schools ban guns, supported students carrying guns on college campuses, and defended the legality of assault weapons like the AR-15, which was used in Sandyhook, Aurora, San Bernadino, Orlando, Las Vegas and Parkland mass shootings. Sununu accepted $1,500 in donations, an A-rating and friendly headlines from the NRA. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "Governor Sununu is embarrassing New Hampshire. While neighboring Republican Governor Phil Scott introduced common sense gun reform measures today, Sununu doubled down on his radical, NRA-driven positions. He would rather keep his A-rating than prevent students from carrying guns on campus or banning military style assault weapons. His 'thoughts and prayers' approach to this unrelenting string of tragedies makes him nothing more than a coward. It is becoming painfully clear that the only way to seriously address this problem in New Hampshire is by kicking Sununu out of office and replacing him with someone who takes gun violence seriously."