“It hurts her. Elections are won in New Hampshire with the vote of independents, particularly independent women. Independent women will not favor a candidate who does not believe in background checks. Will it be the only issue? No, but it will be an issue.”
Kathy Sullivan, former head of the NH Dem party, on GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s vote against the Manchin-Toomey bill to expand background checks for gun purchases.
Ayotte is now being called NRAyotte.
Ayotte says she supports fixing the mental health system to prevent people from getting guns. But how would that work, other than through background checks? If someone is in a data base as being too mentally impaired to own a gun, how would a gun seller know that without doing a check? There are two steps here. First, you have to get them into a data base, and then someone has to access that data base before doing the transaction.