NHGOP Statement on State Senate Veto Override of Deadly Force Bill

Lawmakers Take First Step in Overriding Governor Lynch’s Veto of SB 88

Concord, NH –Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald released the following statement on the successful override vote in the New Hampshire Senate of SB 88.  SB 88 has become known as the “Deadly Force Bill” and was vetoed by Governor John Lynch despite widespread support from the public.  The bill gives law abiding citizens the right to use deadly force to protect themselves in self-defense situations.

“The citizens of New Hampshire should be extremely proud that the State Senate stood up for law abiding citizens and their Second Amendment rights by overriding the Governor’s veto of SB 88 today.   In New Hampshire, self-defense is both a right and a responsibility.  Clearly, Democrat Leadership does not value these principals.  They would rather try to score cheap political points than debate the serious issue of allowing citizens to defend themselves when faced with attacks perpetrated by criminals.”