Thursday, August 09, 2018

Giffords, Lujan Grisham push for new gun laws in New Mexico

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords – who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 – joined gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday to push for stiffer gun restrictions in New Mexico. Lujan Grisham, a Democratic congresswoman from Albuquerque, said that as governor, she would support a legislative package to expand background checks to all gun purchases and prohibit domestic abusers from buying firearms. She also supports the creation of an “extreme risk protection order” – a legal process intended to allow family members or law enforcement to seek temporary court orders to confiscate firearms from someone they fear may hurt themselves or others. A crowd of supporters jammed into Lujan Grisham’s campaign headquarters in Downtown Albuquerque to hear Giffords and others speak. “These are scary times – racism, sexism, lies, violence,” Giffords said. “It’s time to stand up for what’s right.”...MORE

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