SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office is partnering with the advocacy group “New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence” on a new training program. The office will educate its staff on how to use the state’s red flag laws, which allow courts to temporarily seize someone’s gun if they’re a danger to themselves or others.
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Officials say the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act hasn’t been utilized enough since the state passed it last year. New Mexico is one of 19 states with a red flag law.