February 16, 2020

New Mexico Goes Red Flag

Timothy Birdnow

New Mexico turns to the Dark Side, passing a "red flag" bill.

From American Military News:

The House voted 39-31 Thursday night to approve the so-called red-flag bill, which would allow law enforcement to petition for a court order to take away a person’s firearms. A judge could require the person to give up their guns for 10 days — an order that could be extended to one year — if probable cause is found that the person poses a threat to themselves or others.

The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has championed it as one of her key crime-fighting initiatives. She is expected to sign it into law in the next month.

The vote did not fall strictly along party lines. Seven Democrats — Harry Garcia of Grants, Raymundo Lara of Chamberino, Willie Madrid of Chaparral, Rudy Martinez of Bayard, Patricio Ruiloba of Albuquerque, Joseph Sanchez of Alcalde and Candie Sweetser of Deming — joined Republicans in opposing the bill.

Supporters say the measure would save lives in a state beset by gun violence. Opponents say it would likely have no effect on someone who is determined to take a life and that it would violate constitutional rights protected by both the Second and Fourth amendments.

The legislation — introduced by Sen. Joe Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, and Reps. Daymon Ely, D-Corrales, and Joy Garrratt, D-Albuquerque — was among the most contentious of this legislative session.

New Mexico would join 17 states and Washington, D.C., in enacting "extreme risk protection” legislation.

I'm not sure where "shall not be enfringed" is unclear.

It's interesting this is happening in a border state. With illegal aliens pouring in, the people of New Mexico have a right and duty to protect themselves. It seems once again the Democrats are more interested in helping illegal aliens and winning their illegal votes than in following the Law or protecting the People.

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