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Friday, May 24, 2013

Gun violence protestors take to the streets, deliver petitions to lawmakers’ local offices

NASHUA – Protestors took to the streets in Nashua on Thursday, visiting the offices of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Kelly Ayotte to demand action to reduce gun violence.

Volunteers and supporters of Organizing for Action-New Hampshire, a nonprofit grassroots organization that campaigned for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 and now works to advance policies supported by voters in the November elections, delivered petitions to the Nashua offices of the national lawmakers, asking them to support legislation that could reduce gun violence. ...

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NASHUA – Protestors took to the streets in Nashua on Thursday, visiting the offices of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Kelly Ayotte to demand action to reduce gun violence.

Volunteers and supporters of Organizing for Action-New Hampshire, a nonprofit grassroots organization that campaigned for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 and now works to advance policies supported by voters in the November elections, delivered petitions to the Nashua offices of the national lawmakers, asking them to support legislation that could reduce gun violence.

Earlier this month, OFA volunteers delivered a nationwide petition to congressional leaders in Washington with more than 1.4 million signatures.

Ayotte has received criticism and became the target of attack ads after voting against legislation this month that would have expanded criminal background checks for gun sales.

Ayotte spokesman Jeff Grappone defended her stance on background checks in response to the protest.

“Senator Ayotte voted for legislation that had bipartisan support to fix the current broken background check system and increase prosecution of those who illegally seek to obtain firearms, and she also worked across party lines to pass a Senate amendment to strengthen the nation’s mental health system,” Grappone said.

Shaheen voted for the legislation.