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The Line: Mass Shootings Hit Home

Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the sickening wave of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and elsewhere. They debate whether calling out domestic terrorism will force a change in the conversation. The group also explores the rhetoric and reality of mental illness.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

Santa Fe native among El Paso shooting victimsSanta Fe New Mexican

2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22Associated Press

Texas tragedy: Search for answers continues in wake of El Paso shootingAlbuquerque Journal

New Mexico governor plans summit on domestic terrorismKRQE

Councilor pushing for more gun legislation in New MexicoKRQE

House speaker calls for special session on domestic terrorismAlbuquerque Journal

Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop himAlbuquerque Journal

At vigil for a girl killed in Gilroy, news of another shooting compounds the anguishLos Angeles Times

The Line: Responding To The Mass Shooting In Sutherland Springs,

NMiF: Texas shooting

November 10, 2017 – The mass shooting at a church in central Texas has sparked conversations across the country about how to address warning signs that someone might commit an act of violence. The shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, was once stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. In 2014 he was given a “bad conduct” or “punitive” discharge for committing domestic violence. According to federal law, Kelley should not have been allowed to purchase guns because of his domestic violence conviction.

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the broader impact of the shooting and how current gun laws address domestic violence.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP