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N.H. House Says "No" to Bill That Would Allow Guns on State College Campuses

Forrest Seavey
Protesters gather at the State House to take action against campus carry gun bill HB 1542

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down a bill today, HB1542, which would allow revolvers and pistols on state college campuses.

The vote comes just weeks after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida left 17 students dead.

Dozens of mothers and supporters of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America showed up to protest the proposed legislation.

Rebecca Harrison, Seacost-resident and mom to two college students, says she came out because she was inspired by the actions of survivors from the recent Parkland, Florida school shooting.

“Those students have made us feel so ashamed that we haven’t done anything about this before,” Harrison said. “They’re so eloquent, they’re brave, they’re standing up and they’re doing what we all should be doing.”

The bill’s prime sponsor was not in attendance. The tally was 231 against, to 110 in favor of the bill.

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