Exeter, NH- Tonight while speaking to the Philips Exeter Academy Democratic Club, Congressional candidate Lincoln Soldati (D-Portsmouth) tackled the issue of gun violence prevention head-on and called on voters in the 1st District to pledge to vote against candidates who take money from the NRA and gun manufacturers.

Speaking to a lively crowd, Soldati for called for sensible gun reform, backed overwhelmingly across the country, to be implemented immediately to stop the bloodshed in our schools and communities.  While sensible gun control has the support from the public, tepid policymakers, gun manufacturers, and the NRA continue to stop gun reasonable reforms.

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“It’s just a shill for the gun manufacturers,” said Soldati when speaking about the NRA.  “We are in a position now, because of young people like you, to create meaningful change, but you can’t let up. We need to vote the politicians who support the mission of the stopping sensible gun violence prevention out of office.”
Among Soldati’s policy prescriptions are:

  • Requiring testing and demonstration in the use and ownership of firearms
  • Repealing the ban that prohibits the CDC from collecting data on gun violence
  • Increasing the legal age of purchasing a rifle to 21
  • Banning bump stocks
  • Requiring universal background checks for all firearms purchases which will include all domestic violence offenders, persons who have been deemed to be a threat to themselves or others due to a mental health issue, and Individuals on the terrorist watch list or the no-fly list.
  • Closing the background check loopholes for gun shows and private sales
  • Banning assault weapons

For more information regarding Soldati’s position on gun control, please visit: https://lincolnsoldati.com/issues/criminal-justice-gun-control/

About Lincoln Soldati Born and raised in New Hampshire, Soldati has been a leader in his community his entire life. After serving in the Army, Soldati used the G.I. Bill to finish at Notre Dame and then law school here in New Hampshire. Soldati served as Strafford County Attorney for nine terms, where he earned a reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for victims of child abuse and sexual assault. He established a victims’ assistance program that became the state standard for prosecutions and investigations into sexual assault and child abuse cases. Soldati also served on the Somersworth School Board, the Somersworth Charter Commission, and as Mayor of Somersworth.