CONCORD- House Republican Leader Dick Hinch released the following statement after the House voted to sustain the vetoes of HB687, relative to extreme risk protection orders and HB1660, establishing a protective order for vulnerable adults. 

“Law abiding gun owners across the State of New Hampshire can breathe a deep sigh of relief after the final defeat of these two gun-grabbing pieces of legislation. For the past two years, House Democrats were intent on eroding the Live Free or Die tradition of responsible firearm ownership. It’s clear they were less interested in facts, and more concerned on forcing their radical progressive agenda on the people of our state. Fortunately a united Republican caucus and a small handful of Democrats joined together to sustain these vetoes.” 

“The fact is both of these bills presented significant concerns in regards to due process. The idea that an individual could potentially forfeit their constitutional rights based on nothing more than an accusation is unacceptable, and will not fly on our watch.”