Sununu’s school safety task force report criticized

Sununu's school safety task force report criticized

Home | Public Safety New Hampshire Union Leader Gun control advocates on Thursday faulted Gov. Chris Sununu’s school safety task force for avoiding clear recommendations on topics such as background checks and red flag laws; they called on the Republican governor to take several steps, including meeting with students to discuss school safety measures. The School Safety Preparedness Task Force report released last week emphasized social-emotional learning programs in schools. The task force suggested that Sununu convene a study group to consider gun control measures. “Immediate legislation should be proposed for (universal background checks). Not another study committee,” said Jonathan Weinberg, a who graduated this spring from Concord High School and is a Granite State Progress fellow. Meanwhile, the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition said the task force was biased. “It was filled with anti-gun law enforcement, community activists and people of the left side of the debate. The governor stacked it,” said Alan Rice, president of the coalition. Weinberg spoke during a teleconference with other members of Granite State Progress, state Rep. Katherine Rogers, D-Concord, and Megan Tuttle, president of the statewide NEA teachers’ union. They called for background checks, gun-free school zones, and a red-flag law, which would allow the temporary removal of guns from individuals deemed to be a safety risk. Tuttle opposed a recommendation allowing armed school “marshals,” individuals who would not be sworn law enforcement officers. Granite State Progress Director Zandra Rice Hawkins said Sununu told the task force to avoid any policies that would […]

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