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New Mexico: Senate Passes Extreme “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Legislation

Saturday, February 8, 2020

New Mexico: Senate Passes Extreme “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Legislation

Despite strong opposition to the bill by law-abiding gun owners and law enforcement, the New Mexico Senate passed Senate Bill 5, extreme “red flag” gun confiscation legislation, by a slim 22-20 vote.  Anti-gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and bill sponsors refuse to listen to the overwhelming opposition and continue to try to pass this unnecessary measure. 

The substitute for Senate Bill 5 requires individuals to surrender firearms to law enforcement based on uncorroborated evidence that they are dangerous -- further, the measure still allows for ex parte petitions, providing NO initial hearing for these individuals before a judge and NO access to mental health services or treatment before they lose their constitutional right to own a firearm.  Further, individuals subject to these orders will be immediately included in the NICS database as prohibited persons until the order expires.

With less than half of the 2020 Session left, anti-gun lawmakers are going to pull out all the stops to push this legislation across the finish line. NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters need to stay-vigilant because things can happen at a moment’s notice.  Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more information and ways to contact your lawmakers. ​

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.