Dem New Mexico gubernatorial candidate has wish list of gun bans
By Chris Eger
Michelle Lujan Grisham looking to become New Mexico’s next governor this Fall has the endorsement of a number of gun control advocates including former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. (Photo Giffords)
Endorsed by national gun control groups, the Democrat aiming to move into New Mexico’s governor’s mansion has a package of planned new restrictions on firearms.
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who won the Democratic primary to face Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in the November general election for the job of New Mexico’s governor, has a strong platform when it comes to gun control. If elected, Lujan Grisham plans to push for more regulation and bans on firearms in the 2019 legislative session.
“New Mexico does not have the kind of gun violence reforms and safety initiatives that we need,” she said at a campaign rally last week, reports The Albuquerque Journal.
On the agenda for Lujan Grisham is a state-wide ban on semiautomatic “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines,” expanded background checks, implementation of so-called “red flag” gun seizure orders, and penalties for gun owners who do not report lost or stolen firearms. She would also direct the New Mexico Department of Health to conduct an in-depth study of injuries and deaths related to