Commentary: Being robbed at gunpoint some 15 years ago remains a vivid memory. My attention fastened less on the gun than the gunman. I studied the mugger as a person for clues about his judgment and how much danger my friend and I were facing.
Just our luck, the kid was new at this, an amateur. His hands shook. He was in a sweat, his body was tense, and his finger was on that trigger as he waved the gun and pointed it at my friend’s stomach.
We would have felt safer with a professional, but we got "Flop-sweat Fred." Nevertheless, we negotiated the encounter with no shots fired and no additional holes on anyone’s person.
By the time you read this, 23 of New Mexico’s 33 counties may have declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuary counties.”