Albuquerque, January 8—Today Governor Lujan Grisham was simply wrong when trying to justify that President Trump supports Red Flag laws. In her press release supporting proposed legislation for such a law, the governor quotes President Trump’s support on August 5, 2019, BEFORE he cooled to the idea. She’s cleverly deceiving people into thinking he is on board, when in fact it is not true.
More than a month later, on September 12, 2019, the president told a House Republican retreat, “Democrats want to confiscate guns from law-abiding Americans. Republicans will always uphold the fundamental right to keep and bear arms.”
It is reprehensible that the governor would deliberately twist the timetable of the president’s comments just to shove this legislation through the Roundhouse.
Governor Lujan Grisham’s tactic is two-fold: to gather more support for red flag legislation by saying “see, even the president is on board and you should be too,” which is flatly incorrect. Secondly, her comments are aimed to deceive and anger gun rights supporters here in New Mexico, seeking to hurt President Trump’s chances of reelection in our state.
“I have spoken with the people of New Mexico all over this great state, and the vast majority of them do not want a Red Flag bill or any other bills that infringe on their rights. Many have also expressed their frustrations with the Governor’s constant attacks on the Second Amendment and no longer feel represented by the progressives in New Mexico state government,” said Stefani Lord, President and Founder of “Pro-Gun Women.”
Gun rights supporters here in New Mexico are very much AGAINST Red Flag laws.
We support the right to bear arms and believe that right shall not be infringed upon.