SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she hopes to see strong leadership in the law enforcement community to implement a red-flag gun initiative approved this week by the state's Democrat-led Legislature.
The second-year Democratic governor told news reporters she plans to sign the bill as soon as possible.
The law allows police and sheriffs deputies to petition a court for the surrender of household firearms from people who appear to pose a danger to themselves or others.
Sheriffs and Republican political candidates for U.S. Congress have denounced the soon-to-be law in a state with the strong culture of gun ownership.