Concord, NH- House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to sustain Governor Sununu’s veto of HB 696, establishing a protective order for vulnerable adults.

“As written, this potentially reduces protections available to domestic violence victims, and could put victims at risk. This bill also poses a serious risk to multiple amendments to the Constitution. Not only are Second Amendment rights at risk without judicial oversight, there could also be a serious risk to the Fourth Amendment. We could not in good faith support this bill, and I am pleased that House voted to sustain the Governor’s veto of this bill.”