Gun Control Bills Advance In N.M. Legislature

Jan 25, 2019

Lawmakers have advanced a package of gun control bills in the state legislature.


There are two bills that would expand background checks. Another would keep guns away from people convicted of domestic violence or who have a restraining order against them. And one is meant to prevent suicides.

Autumn Robertson, a conservative gun owner from Silver City, says these bills won’t actually do anything about gun violence.

“They’re feel-good bills,” Robertson said. “They’re to make people feel good about it and get people’s emotions into it, but the reality is that none of them whatsoever get to the root of it.”

Robertson thinks preventing domestic abusers from getting guns is a good intention, but she says it could easily result in people losing their guns without due process.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has said she is ready to sign these bills into law.



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