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GOP candidate shoots red flag to oppose New Mexico bill


Added 02-14-20 12:22:02am EST - “A Republican U.S. House candidate in southern New Mexico has released an ad with her shooting a "red flag" to protest a state gun control proposal.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “GOP candidate shoots red flag to oppose New Mexico bill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CAPROCK, N.M. (AP) - A Republican U.S. House candidate in southern New Mexico has released an ad with her shooting a “red flag” to protest a state gun control proposal.

Claire Chase on Thursday unveiled the online video where she challenges “Santa Fe liberals” to come and take her firearm. She then shoots a red flag with a rifle to show her displeasure with the proposed red-flag gun law.

A bill heading to the governor’s desk would allow law enforcement to petition a court for the temporary surrender of guns by people who appear to pose a danger to themselves or others.

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Chase is facing former state lawmaker Yvette Herrell and Las Cruces businessman Chris Mathys for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-Las Cruces. The seat represents southern New Mexico along the border.

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