Tag Archives: NRA

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: Counties Pass Laws Counteracting State Policy

New Mexico Legislature

March 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine tensions between the state and counties over a “right-to-work” ordinance ban and new gun safety laws and proposals.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

Senate sends gov. bill striking down local ‘right-to-work’ measures – by Andrew Oxford and Milan Simonich, Santa Fe New Mexican

Lawmakers vote to ban local ‘right-to-work’ laws– by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

Background checks for all gun sales now NM law– by Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

Governor signs law expanding checks on gun sales – by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican