The widow of a law enforcement officer who was slain in 2015 is angry that anti-gun advocates are using her husband’s death to call for more restrictive gun control in New Mexico.
Michelle Carlino-Webster, widow of Albuquerque Police Detective Dan Webster, recently wrote in the Albuquerque Journal that she was already offended that out-of-state interests have poured a quarter-million dollars into the state in an attempt to pass restrictive background check legislation, but at the hearings for HB 50 things got personal.
“The bill’s author, as well as her lead witness, both invoked the name of my late husband, Albuquerque Police Department officer Daniel Webster, to promote the measure,” Carolino-Webster wrote. “Along with the media, they continue to imply that had these proposed laws been in place, my husband’s death would have been prevented; in doing so, they actually remove accountability from the criminal who caused it.”
She added: “I am not okay with this, and I know Dan would not have wanted his name associated with this bill either. He was against expanded background checks of any kind, and stood behind our Second Amendment rights with honor and appreciation.”