Sununu Lowers Flags After Mass Shootings; Advocates Demand He Sign Gun Safety Bills

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Gov. Chris Sununu is pictured in this file photo speaking with reporters.

Gov. Chris Sununu’s News Release Sunday after two gunmen killed 29 people in separate sprees in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.

 In accordance with the President’s proclamation, Governor Chris Sununu has directed flags on all public buildings and grounds in the State of New Hampshire to fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on August 8, 2019, in honor of the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Gun Sense NH, a project of Granite State Progress  News Release Sunday

Advocates to Call on Governor Chris Sununu to Sign Package of Gun Violence Prevention Bills

Concord, NH – As our nation reels from the major mass shootings of the last 48 hours, we are reminded yet again that we must act urgently to curb gun violence in our communities.

Governor Chris Sununu has a chance to act on gun safety. A package of gun violence prevention bills is headed to his desk in the coming weeks – HB 109, closing background check loopholes; HB 514, creating a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm; and HB 564, clarifying statewide gun free schools. Gun safety advocates will host a press conference and action calling on Governor Sununu to support these important measures.

WHAT: Press Conference Demanding Governor Chris Sununu Sign Gun Safety Bills

WHEN: Monday, August 5th at 1:00 pm

WHERE: Legislative Office Building Lobby, 33 N. State Street, Concord

WHY: Enough is enough, it’s time to take action to reduce gun violence in our communities. Governor Sununu has a package of gun violence prevention bills headed to his desk, but has yet to commit to supporting them. In 2016 during a Gubernatorial candidate debate, Sununu promised voters he would support universal background checks and close background check loopholes. Advocates will visit the Governor’s office after the press conference to urge him to take action.

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