Andrew Hemingway candidate for Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Committee issued the following statement in reaction to the House Rules Committees decision to ban guns in the New Hampshire State House.
“History has shown us that gun bans do not work- these bans empower criminals and weaken the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend them selves. The decision by the House Rules committee yesterday was reactionary rather than well thought out. To see the Democrat majority use a tragedy like Newtown, Connecticut to advance a political agenda is just what one would expect from the leadership of Speaker Norelli. While the New Hampshire Democrats debate the constitutionality of guns rights the broader discussion should be around mental health and the treatment of the mentally ill in our society."