NH House Leadership Statement on the Passage of SB 88, Castle Doctrine & 2nd Amendment Rights

The following statements were issued today following the passage of SB  88.

House Speaker William O’Brien:

“Our citizens deserve the right to defend themselves if they are threatened.  This bill simply ensures that government won’t interfere with individuals who use firearms to protect themselves.  This is a bedrock principle that falls within the New Hampshire tradition and this law will affirm that key belief,” said O’Brien.

House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt:

“This legislation addresses three key pieces of our citizens’ second amendment rights. It expands the castle doctrine, addresses the Ward Bird amendment and protects the use of force in self defense.  The right to keep and bear arms is unalienable and should be protected,” said Bettencourt.