New Hampshire scores an "F" on gun safety thanks to Sununu's recklessness
Concord, N.H. - The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence released its annual scorecard for the year 2017, ranking each state on its gun laws. New Hampshire was downgraded from a "D" in 2016 to a "F" in 2017, citing the concealed carry law that Governor Sununu enacted in February 2017, which the Giffords Center describes as "reckless." New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, which all have "F" ratings, have higher gun death rates than their New England neighbors, Massachusetts (A-), Rhode Island (B+), and Connecticut (A-), which have the lowest, second-lowest, and fifth-lowest gun death rates in the country, respectively. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "With Governor Sununu's gutless positions and refusal to take action on gun safety legislation, it's no surprise that New Hampshire's gun law score has dropped to an 'F' on his watch. Sununu's enacted his his reckless concealed carry law as his first legislative priority upon taking office, ignoring the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police who called it 'dangerous.' The governor has denied towns the ability to make their own decisions about allowing guns on school property, supported unlimited campus carry at state colleges, defended the legality of AR-15s and refused to share data on the dangerously mentally ill with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Sununu's eagerness to keep his donations and his 'A' rating from the NRA is putting Granite State families at risk."