GOP members call on chair for fair debate on red-flag gun bill

Santa Fe, NM- One of the 2020 legislative session’s most controversial bills is moving through the House of Representatives at breakneck speed. Senate Bill 5, the Governor’s red-flag gun initiative passed the Senate over the weekend. House Speaker Brian Egolf assigned the bill to be heard in one committee, the Consumer and Public Affairs (CPAC) committee, providing the public with just over 24-hour’s notice of the hearing. Several Republican members publicly voiced their concern over the constitutional issues with the legislation and asked that SB 5 be assigned to the House Judiciary committee to consider the legal ramifications of the heavily amended bill.

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