SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico is now the 18th state to pass a “Red-Flag” bill.
Law enforcement gun violence advocates and lawmakers cheered as Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the legislation Tuesday. It would allow law enforcement to seek court orders to take guns from people deemed a danger to themselves or others.
The governor says the law is meant to prevent suicides and mass shootings.
“I hope these are used judicially, expertly, correctly and effectively and judges are clear about what is required. people providing the affidavits are clear about what is required,” said Lujan Grisham.
Sheriffs across the state have opposed the law and some say they won’t enforce it.
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