The NH Association of Chiefs of Police, NH Police Association, NH Sheriffs Association, Department of Safety and Department of Justice all urged Governor Lynch to veto the bill. Governor Lynch issued the following statement in regards to the Senate's vote to override the veto of SB 88:
"Law enforcement officials from across New Hampshire stood united in warning about the dangers of this bill and how it would compromise public safety by emboldening gangs and criminal activity. Yet lawmakers disregarded the warnings of law enforcement that this bill could compromise public safety."
"I am disappointed that lawmakers did not listen to the men and women who protect the citizens of New Hampshire every day."