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This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Rep. Daymon Ely, who is working on a “red flag” law that would allow authorities to temporarily remove firearms from those deemed to be an immediate threat to themselves or others. She also discusses the pros and cons of these so-called “extreme protection orders” with a diverse panel that includes a crisis intervention detective and a gun rights advocate.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham gave her first State of the State address on opening day of New Mexico’s legislative session, and Gene Grant and a special panel of former lawmakers provided insight and analysis after the live broadcast. A new Line panel joins Gene on New Mexico in Focus for more in-depth coverage of the plans outlined and promises made during the speech that marked the start of the 60-day session. The Line panelists also look at Albuquerque Public School’s mail-in election, which seeks a property tax increase to pay for renovating and repairing aging schools and updating security, technology and educational equipment.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondent: Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Rep. Daymon Ely (D), New Mexico State House of Representative
Zachary Fort, president, New Mexico Shooting Sports Association
Nancy Konigsberg, legal director, Disability Rights New Mexico
Detective Matthew Tenney, Crisis Intervention Unit, Albuquerque Police Department

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association