As the anniversary of the Newtown elementary school shooting approaches, New Hampshire residents have formed a chapter of "Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America."
The newly formed organization, modeled after Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will lobby for gun control bills at the state and national level in 2014.
Eight New Hampshire legislators, led by Rep. E. Elaine Andrews-Ahearn (D-Hampton Falls), are sponsoring a 2014 bill to require background checks for all firearm sales.
However, that bill is unlikely to succeed in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Several legislators have also filed 2014 bills to loosen gun control laws. For example, Rep. Lenette Peterson (R-Merrimack) is the primary sponsor of a bill that would prohibit enforcement of any federal law banning certain firearms or limiting magazine size.
"It’s going to take all of us raising our voices, in unison, repeatedly, strategically, to make a difference," one Moms Demand Action member told NHPR. "No, we’re not fazed by the fact that there is an opposition."
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