State Senate overrides Lynch ‘deadly force’ veto
The Republican dominated New Hampshire Senate voted to override Democratic Gov. John Lynch’s veto of SB 88, the so-called “deadly force bill.”
The measure protects the rights of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves with deadly force if necessary in life-threatening situations.
Gov. Lynch vetoed the bill, which passed both chambers of the State Legislature earlier this year. The House will attempt to override the veto next week.
“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,” said Republican State Chairman Wayne MacDonald. “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.”