Aztec, Kirtland discuss gun control measures

Aztec, Kirtland discuss gun control measures

Gun Rights

A man holds a sign opposing gun control bills like House Bill 83 Tuesday during an Aztec City Commission meeting. (Photo: Hannah Grover/The Daily Times) AZTEC — The backlash against gun control measures introduced this legislative session is continuing in San Juan County . With only days left in the legislative session, municipal leaders in Aztec and Kirtland discussed proposed gun control measures being heard by the Legislature during Tuesday evening meetings. Aztec residents crowded into Aztec City Hall to rally against House Bill 83. Meanwhile, the Kirtland Town Council passed a Second Amendment Preservation Town resolution. Aztec pulls resolution supporting HB 83 About a hundred people attended the Aztec City Commission meeting as the commission considered a resolution supporting House Bill 83, which would allow people to petition a judge for a court order to remove guns from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. Police Chief Mike Heal asked for the resolution to be pulled from the agenda, despite supporting the measure. He said it does not appear that the bill is going to be passed this legislative session. Heal took the opportunity to explain his support for the legislation, which he said stems from the Aztec High School shooting on Dec. 7, 2017. Aztec Police Chief Mike Heal explains why he supports red flag laws Tuesday during the Aztec City Commission meeting. (Photo: Hannah Grover/The Daily Times) “I want to make sure that if somebody is in crisis, we can make sure they cannot do […]

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