CONCORD – House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) reacted to the Criminal Justice & Public Safety committee vote on HB 687, relative to extreme risk protection orders. The committee voted 20-0 to retain HB687 in committee.

“Today’s vote in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee is another example of the Democrats’ rushed agenda hitting a roadblock due to lack of planning and transparency. Prior to the executive session held today, Democrats did not provide the courtesy to Republicans to review the amendment ahead of the vote. Even some of the Democrats did not see it. This is the kind of backroom legislating we don’t need, especially on an issue as serious as removing firearms from law abiding citizens based on an accusation.”