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Gun Law Not Living Up to Intent | The Line

1324 Line Gun Law Loophole

December 13, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel examine a law that went into effect in July. The law lets judges order guns taken away from accused domestic violence offenders, but as KRQE-TV reports, it’s lightly used and has a big loophole. The panel debates the impetus behind the law and whether the loophole can be effectively closed or if the measure is fundamentally flawed.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former state representative
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law

For More Information:
New Domestic Violence Gun Law Aimed at Protecting Victims Falls ShortKRQE-TV

Closing the LoopholeSanta Fe Reporter

Judge’s Decision to Release Suspect Elicits Protests| The Line

victoria martens case

November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists tackle the controversial law that set high standards to keep defendants jailed pre-trial, but that also resulted in an early release for a suspect allegedly involved in the high profile Victoria Martens murder case.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital

 

For Further Reading:

Judge’s Ruling to Release Suspect in Victoria Martens Case Sparks OutrageKRQE

Law That Permitted Judge to Allow Fabian Gonzales Out of Jail Could Undergo ChangesKOB 4

Protesters Seek ‘Justice for Victoria’ Albuquerque Journal

Court Officials Defend Judge’s Ruling to Release Fabian GonzalesKRQE