Otero County Commission approves resolution opposing ‘red flag’ law

Otero County Commission approves resolution opposing 'red flag' law

A red-flag bill is making its way through the State Senate with the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Las Cruces Sun-News The Otero County Commission took a stance against two proposed gun control bills being considered by New Mexico legislators this session. Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday voicing opposition to a proposed law they said "will make criminals of innocent citizens." "I’m very much in support of the Second Amendment and a lot of shooting happens around here. This is why I brought it: mainly to show our opposition to it and to show support for our sheriff," Otero County Commission Vice Chairwoman Lori Bies said. The Legislature is currently considering passage of Senate Bill 5, Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act. Its sister bill is House Bill 7. MORE: ‘Red flag’ gun bill fast-tracked through House committee with 3-2 vote Otero County joins Torrance County, which on Feb. 12 passed a similarly worded resolution. On Jan. 28, Doña Ana County Commissioners declined to pass a resolution in support of the bills . The City of Albuquerque considered a resolution in support as well following the shooting death of 22 people in an El Paso, Texas Walmart. ‘We’re going to get sued’ Otero County Sheriff David Black briefed the commission on the updated red flag law scheduled for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives. Black said he fears that it will open the county up to lawsuits. "They’re gonna be looking […]

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