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New Mexico governor wary of fast reforms on US terrorism

August 9, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The administration of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is throwing cold water on the idea of a special legislative session to address concerns of domestic terrorism.

Lujan Grisham’s office issued an unusual statement from a senior policy adviser on Thursday that said it would be wrong to call a special session without more planning.

In response to mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf has suggested the governor reconvene the Legislature, which adjourned for the year in March.

Adviser Dominic Gabello says newly signed gun-control legislation has expanded background checks on private gun sales and better protects domestic-violence victims.

He says work is under way on a “red flag” bill to seize weapons from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others with a judge’s authorization.

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