(TargetLiberty.org) – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a red flag law this week, and now she’s telling sheriffs who refuse to enforce the law to resign:
The red flag law that Lujan Grisham signed will allow the courts to issue a temporary order forcing potentially violent individuals — people who say things that may be taken as a threat — to hand over their guns. Sheriffs in the state objected to the law on the grounds that it violates the First, Second, and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.
The governor was unconcerned by their objections and said “they should resign as a law enforcement” officers if they intend to not enforce the law. New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association President Tony Mace of Cibola County brushed off the criticism from the pro-gun control lawmakers and said the sheriffs don’t work for them, they work for the people.
As we’ve mentioned before, red flag laws do strip people of their due process rights, and it’s not a good look.
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