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New Mexico bills, governor test appetite for gun control


January 25, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led Legislature and governor pushed Thursday to increase oversight of firearms sales and place new limits on gun possession and ownership.

During its 60-day annual legislative session, lawmakers could make New Mexico the first state to enact major gun control reforms in the wake of the midterm elections.

Since taking office earlier this month, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has urged lawmakers to strengthen background checks, ban guns for people with assault convictions and address responsibility for children's access to guns.

Lujan Grisham campa...

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