Gun restrictions go before NM legislative panel

January 28, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature joined a national debate over gun violence Monday as lawmakers considered a proposal to require criminal background checks of people buying firearms from private sellers, including at gun shows.

The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony for more than two hours from supporters and opponents of the measure. More than 200 people packed a public gallery overlooking the House chambers to watch the hearing.

The debate over the gun legislation comes a month after a Connecticut school shooting that claimed Login to read more

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