House Overrides Gov. Lynch’s ‘Deadly Force’ Veto

In 60 days, the ‘Deadly Force’ bill vetoed by Governor Lynch on July 13th will become a law. The House voted yesterday to override Lynch’s veto of the bill 251-111. The vote follows the Senate’s decision to override last week.

The ‘Deadly Force’ bill expands citizen’s rights to use deadly force in self-defense in all public places he or she has the right to be. The current legislation limits the use of deadly force in self defense only to with in one’s own home.

Sponsors of this bill are: Sen. Boutin, Dist 16; Sen. Barnes, Jr., Dist 17; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Bragdon, Dist 11; Sen. De Blois, Dist 18; Sen. Forsythe, Dist 4; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Sen. Groen, Dist 6; Sen. Lambert, Dist 13; Sen. Luther, Dist 12; Sen. White, Dist 9; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 3; Rep. Jennifer Coffey, Merr 6; Rep. Swinford, Belk 5.”

Author: Amanda Markell

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