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Sen. Ayotte is fighting to keep guns out of the hands of criminals

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To the editor,
Senator Kelly Ayotte, a longtime prosecutor who served as our state's Attorney General, is someone who is widely respected by law enforcement at all levels from across New Hampshire. During her time as Attorney General, she earned a reputation for working hard to prevent violence while also vigorously prosecuting criminals.
I have always and continue to be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. That's a commitment that Senator Kelly Ayotte shares.
The senator has also kept her focus on key areas that we have identified as essential to preventing violence, strengthening mental health services, improving the existing background check system, bolstering school safety and increasing prosecutions of those who commit gun-related crimes.
In this debate, Senator Kelly Ayotte has been able to stand on her extensive experience as a prosecutor and as Attorney General. We appreciate the efforts she has made to advocate for common sense solutions that are focused on keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and those with mental illness.
Sheriff Douglas R. Dutile
Grafton County