Public Safety

Public Safety

“Democrats believe everyone has a basic right to be free from coercion and violence, including harm imposed by corporate degradation of water, air, and soil. We will support a multi-faceted strategy to public safety including law enforcement, intervention and treatment, and universal background checks for firearm purchases.”

We Affirm:

1. We must expand and strengthen background checks for firearm purchases and close dangerous loopholes in our current laws;
2. Crimes of sexual violence against women and trans women deserve full and timely investigation, due process, and serious attention of the legal system; and
3. Tribes must be given timely and expeditious access to justice at the Federal level.

We Will:

1. Support the principles and best practices of the Community Policing model;
2. Oppose the sale of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines by reinstating and strengthening the assault weapons ban;
3. Support increased training for de-escalation procedures for law enforcement including the use of behavioral health teams and oppose the use of excessive force by law enforcement;
4. Support demilitarization of law enforcement;
5. Support efforts for the Center for Disease Control to study the effects of gun violence as a public health issue;
6. Support comprehensive services for survivors of violence and increase prevention efforts in our communities and on our campuses;
7. Ensure that all necessary measures are taken to eradicate family violence in our state;
8. Increase sexual violence prevention education programs;
9. Support fully funding programs that provide safe houses and counseling;
10. Strengthen the laws that prevent illegal seizure of cash and property from New Mexicans without first bringing criminal charges against them;
11. Support strong civilian community oversight of law enforcement agencies to improve transparency in the hiring and firing of officers, and make recommendations for disciplinary action, budgets, and policies;
12. Repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that revokes dangerous legal immunity protections for firearm manufacturers and sellers;
13. Support the enactment and enforcement of aggressive laws against illegal gun trafficking;
14. Recognize that nuclear material poses inherent risks to safety and encourage stronger safetyfocused oversight and accountability;
15. Demand continued public access to nuclear safety reports;
16. Challenge the unilateral authority of the President to use nuclear weapons; and
17. Support the continued reduction of nuclear warheads and continued research on nuclear warheads’ safety, security, and reliability.

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