A Republican who is not joining the wrong chorus.
We already have “common sense gun laws”. It is our Second Amendment. In our Bill of Rights. The very definition of common sense.
Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday vetoed three bills that advocates said would have added “commonsense” protections for Granite Staters against gun violence but opponents said would have done nothing to stop mass shootings and would have infringed on the constitutional rights of citizens.Sununu vetoed House 109, which closes the so-called gun show loophole and requires background checks for virtually all commercial firearms sales or transfers; House Bill 514, which requires a three-day waiting period before the purchase and delivery of a firearm; and House Bill 564, which prohibits carrying a firearm on school property.
“New Hampshire is one of the safest states in the nation, and we have a long and proud tradition of responsible firearm ownership. Our laws are well-crafted and fit our culture of responsible gun ownership and individual freedom,” Sununu wrote in a single veto message on all three bills.
The vetoes came less than a week after mass shootings killed more than 30 people in Texas and Ohio. The timing further fueled the outrage of supporters of the bills on an issue that sparks strong emotions on both sides under ordinary circumstances.
by John DiStaso