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US News and World Report April 28, 2021
Joining him in opposing the bill was Pamela Keilig of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She said it would put victims of domestic violence and stalking at heightened risk of harm.
“Domestic violence offenders are the most likely to murder someone in this state, and this system is crucial to protect the lives of victims,” she said.
Union Leader April 28, 2021
Pamela Keilig, with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, said federal checks contain gaps that are picked up in the New Hampshire Gun Line.
This would allow on average “50 to 70 people” at any one time to have a gun who shouldn’t because they fell through the cracks, she said. “We are gambling with the lives of victims.”
Foster's Daily Democrat April 7, 2021
It’s more common than not for victims and survivors of abuse to wait years or decades to report allegations, particularly cases involving the sexual abuse of a child, according to Velardi and Amanda Grady Sexton, the director of public affairs for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Known as delayed disclosure, victims and survivors often don’t report these crimes until years later when they’re adults and working to understand how the abuse has impacted them, Grady Sexton and Velardi said.
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