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Legislature Takes Up New Gun Control Proposals

1232 Gun Control Legislation

February 8, 2019 – New Mexico is not insulated from gun violence, and mass shootings. It was just a little over a year ago two students were shot at killed at Aztec High School. In response, lawmakers this year are proposing a slew of new gun control measures, from restrictions on who can have guns to how background checks are carried out. But even with a stronger democratic majority, these bills will no doubt face tough opposition in both the House and Senate. New Mexico in Focus Correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with lawmakers about the pros and cons of these proposals and how they might all fare during this year’s 60-day session.

Guests: 

Debra Sariñana (D), New Mexico House of Representatives

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D), New Mexico Senate

Steven Neville (R), New Mexico Senate

Legislation Discussed

School Safety Across New Mexico

March 2, 2018 – Threats on social media against schools in New Mexico have students and parents on edge right now. School districts already had procedures and safety measures in place, but many administrators are considering new investments to ensure students are safe. Gene Grant sits down this week with Michael Baker from Rio Rancho Public Schools, Officer Rob DeBuck from the Albuquerque Police Department and Paul Feist from the Soteria Group to talk about effective responses to threats and what we might look at in planning for school safety in New Mexico.

Further Reading:

APS: How We’re Addressing School Safety

Rio Rancho: Safety, Security

Santa Fe New Mexican: Superintendent: SFPS will consider armed guards at schools

National Education Association: School Safety