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Red-flag gun bill heads to New Mexico governor for signature


Added 02-13-20 11:22:02pm EST - “The Democrat-led New Mexico Legislature approved a red-flag gun law Thursday with a final vote of the state House, virtually ensuring adoption of new procedures for courts to order the surrender of firearms from people who appear…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Red-flag gun bill heads to New Mexico governor for signature”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Democrat-led New Mexico Legislature approved a red-flag gun law Thursday with a final vote of the state House, virtually ensuring adoption of new procedures for courts to order the surrender of firearms from people who appear to pose a danger to themselves or others.

The House approved the bill on a 39-31 vote with Republicans and several Democrats in opposition, sending the bill to a supportive Democratic governor.

As they cast votes, Republican legislators held aloft paperback copies of the Constitution in protest.

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The bill would allow law enforcement officers to petition a state district court to order the temporary surrender of firearms by a gun holder who “poses a significant danger of causing imminent personal injury to self or others.”

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