MANCHESTER- Chris Pappas announced today that he is the first candidate in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District so far to receive a Candidate Distinction from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country. In Partnership with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, the organization is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.
Chris stated, “I’m proud to stand with Moms Demand Action and their important gun sense priorities. Despite the dysfunction in Congress, I know there is a way forward to be found on this issue. More than 38,000 Americans lost their lives to gun violence last year, and we must take common sense steps to prevent any more senseless deaths.. We should start with implementing universal background checks and closing the gaps in the system. We should ban deadly devices like bump stocks and high capacity magazines, and we should reinstate the assault weapons ban.”
“I'm moved by the determination and understandable anger we're seeing from high school students, young people, and other concerned Americans who want to see an end to this tragic epidemic. I look forward to hearing from Granite Staters about the changes they want to see, keeping this important conversation going, and bringing these ideas to Washington to make meaningful change.”
Chris further announced a series of planned campaign stops to talk to students, parents, and educators about school safety and other issues of concern.
WHO: Winnacunnet High School Students, Chris Pappas
WHAT: Conversation about political engagement and activism
WHERE: Winnacunnet High School (1 Alumni Dr, Hampton, NH 03842)
WHEN: Monday, April 16th at 1:00PM
WHO: Manchester Area Students and Parents, Chris Pappas
WHAT: Conversation about common sense gun reform
WHERE: Hot Stone Pizza, 174 Eddy Road, Manchester
WHEN: Thursday, April 19th, 4:00PM
WHO: Students, Families, Educators, and Concerned Citizens, Chris Pappas
WHAT: NEA-NH Statewide Rally to End Gun Violence
WHERE: NH State House Plaza (107 N. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301)
WHEN: Friday, April 20th at 4:00PM
As a member of the NH legislature, Chris fought against attempts to weaken permit requirements and opposed giving gun makers legal immunity. As an Executive Councilor, Chris advocated for funding for law enforcement to keep our streets safe by targeting illegal guns and gang activity.
Read more on Chris’s stances and record on common sense gun reform here: www.chrispappas.org/gunsense
Born and raised in Manchester, Chris Pappas runs the Puritan Backroom restaurant where he manages the restaurant's day-to-day business and 230 plus employees. Since 2013, Chris has represented District 4 on the New Hampshire Executive Council, which spans 19 communities in Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford counties. Chris is running for Congress in New Hampshire’s First District. He has earned the support of Senator Maggie Hassan, National Education Association - New Hampshire, Granite State Teamsters Local 633, IBEW Local 2320, IBEW Local 490, IATSE Local 195, and Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association. Chris has also earned the support of current and former legislators, along with community leaders across the district. Currently, he is in the midst of his “80 Ways to Meet Chris in 80 Days” tour, making 80 campaign stops across the district to hear from voters about what they care about and the challenges they face. To learn more, visit www.chrispappas.org.