GUN SAFETY THAT MAKES SENSE
As of 2020, our youth are at risk! Firearm related injuries are the leading cause of death for our country’s youth ages 1 thru 19 years of age (2nd being automobile accidents and 3rd being drugs) That’s a shocking statistic when you think of reasonable gun safety laws that have been vetoed by our current governor. If Washington can reach a bipartisan compromise on guns, then we should be able to do that here in the Granite State. When it comes to critical issues concerning gun safety it is our responsibility to be good stewards for our kids and communities. It’s necessary to examine, refine and implement wise laws that do not undermine the public safety, nor law enforcement officials in the process as well as maintain the 2nd amendment right of law abiding citizens.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
HB1178 signed on June 29, 2022 by Governor Sununu prohibits the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
Under HB 1178, state law enforcement agencies would not be able to help the ATF or FBI arrest someone who had modified their firearm with a bump stock, unless other laws were broken, despite a Trump administration law banning bump stocks. State law enforcement agencies would also be inhibited from enforcing Biden administration regulations including one passed in January that requires gun storage devices to be compatible with the firearms they are sold with.
WOMEN'S HEALTH & RIGHTS
Tough topic, with the SCOTUS overturning Roe vs Wade, but here's the deal: Women's health and rights are at risk! Healthcare for Women’s bodies is complex and expensive, having sound insurance coverage is ideal…when that is not available NH Family Planning Program (NHFPP) has been there for women of all ages for decades. It has been a necessary option for post pubescent girls to menopausal women, for birth control options to breast exams and so much in between. However in 2022, legislation has been passed to drastically cut the budget for NHFPP!
Making matters worse, NH is also the ONLY New England state where women's reproductive rights are non-protected!! What does that say about the laws that are being passed by our representatives in Concord?? Creating bans and laws that incapacitate a women's right to choose for any given reason is a direct assault on sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers. Caring for women with funding programs for all demographics gives women the dignity to make informed decisions about their body with medical providers privately without the interference of legislation that is based on someone else’s imposed belief or agenda.
I will vote for expansions of reproductive access and choice in New Hampshire
I will vote for budgets that support reproductive healthcare
I will vote to repeal the New Hampshire abortion ban
I will vote to protect the safety of the peoples’ access to reproductive healthcare
I will oppose any legislation that seeks to limit reproductive liberties