Concerns about our N.H. State House

The following is a statement from New Hampshire State House Representative Deborah Stevens from Nashua in June 2019: (sic) “I have visited gun sites where there is open discussion about shooting ppl. And about total anarchy, too. Total unbridled violence … so pathetic to have those values, imo.” (sic)

What “gun sites” would that be, exactly? I have been a member of fish and game and rod and gun clubs in New Hampshire and visited other clubs for decades. I am a 71-year-old woman who supports our Second Amendment rights. NEVER, ever, have I heard any gun owner in New Hampshire speak the language State House Representative Deborah Stevens is spewing.

Then, on Jan. 3, 2020, New Hampshire State House Representative Stevens posted the following: (sic) “If Trump loses in 2020, these people who’ve been stockpiling ammo and amassing weaponry are planning to start a civil war.” “What will that be like?” “Are they planning mass slaughter?” “These people are unstable, full of hate and bigotry. These people are the dangerous people among us who own guns and brazenly declare their intentions to harm ppl who disagree with their views.” (sic)

The representative has stated that she has received threats. Absolutely no one should threaten this woman who represents Nashua’s Ward 7. That is not how we address such issues in New Hampshire. However, she has cast unwarranted aspersions on residents of New Hampshire and continues to do so. Further, the New Hampshire State House of Representatives Speaker Stephen Shurtleff has not publicly rebuked or disciplined Stevens. Vote in the New Hampshire state primary on Sept. 8, 2020, and vote Republican in the General Election Nov. 3, 2020. New Hampshire deserves better than this.