"This past year our nation experienced more devastating mass shootings, including a single man killing 58 people and injuring several hundred in Las Vegas and a school shooter killing 17 in Parkland, Florida. While people may view the problem and possible solutions differently, everyone is concerned at the growing risk of gun violence in our churches, schools, businesses, sporting events, concerts, movie theaters, and more.
"New Hampshire is experiencing problems with its mental health system and has very few gun safety laws. We have been fortunate to avoid the kind of mass shootings seen elsewhere, but we are not talking enough about suicide. Most gun violence is from people killing themselves with guns. In America, 65% of gun deaths are suicide. In New Hampshire, 93% percent of gun deaths are suicide.
"My career is dedicated to identifying and assessing risks, then mitigating them to keep people safe. I am confident that common sense gun reforms can reduce the risk of gun violence and save lives, while protecting 2nd amendment rights. A majority of gun owners agree. These gun safety reforms would include universal background checks, a red flag law which in the case of mental illness, escalating threats, and domestic violence give judges (through due process) the ability to order weapons restrictions, and a 48-hour waiting period could also significantly reduce gun-related suicides, as it is often an impulsive choice."
Source: Citizens Count Issue Survey 2018