Governor Sununu Defends Second Amendment On NBC: Gun Control Laws Don’t Work
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, UNITED STATES - 2023/04/14: New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu speaks to guests at the 2023 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis. The forum is part of the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings & Exhibits which is expected to draw around 70,000 guests, opens today and runs through Sunday.
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New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu aggressively defended the Second Amendment over the weekend during an interview on a left-leaning news network.

Appearing on NBC News’ “Meet The Press” with Chuck Todd on Sunday, Sununu said that more laws regulating firearms was not the answer for how to deal with gun violence.

Sununu made the remarks after being asked about some of the recent tragedies that have happened across the U.S.

“If the idea is, “Well, we should just pass more laws,” if that was the answer, then why didn’t Democrats when they ran the House, they controlled the Senate, they controlled the presidency over the last two years, why didn’t they do anything?” he asked. “Because they know it’s not about passing more laws. They know that places like Chicago that have the most, some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country still have some of the worst crime and, frankly, the most irresponsibility with the mass shootings in all of this.”

“I’m the governor of one of the safest states in the country, where we also have some of the most flexible, pro-Second Amendment rules and laws in the country because we take those things very responsibly,” he added. “We harden schools, we deal with mental health, especially in kids. We go after the core of the issue instead of saying, ‘Well, we should just pass more laws.’ If it were that easy, people would do it. But it’s not. If it were that easy, even Democrats would do it. They didn’t. So stop trying to take these tragedies, these human tragedies, and making — trying to make political fodder out of them. It’s a real losing effort, I think, on the Democrats’ part.”

Sununu also took a shot at red flag laws, noting that cities like Chicago that have these laws are still dealing with an increase in gun-related crime.

“Look at the red flag laws in Chicago, just as an example,” he said. “Over the past two or three years, you’ve had nearly 2,000 deaths by firearms and murders. I think the red flag laws have been actually implemented less than a dozen times, right? So as they try these new things, as they try these more restrictive laws in those urban areas that you’re talking about, it’s not working, right?”

“More laws aren’t the answer,” he continued, later adding: “I mean, supporting police, securing your streets, holding people accountable. Enough of this bail reform nonsense. Holding folks accountable so they don’t feel like they can get away with everything. There’s a lot of that going on across the country in a whole variety of ways, specifically in those urban areas you’re talking about.”


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