Monday, January 28, 2013

Bill for background checks on all NM gun purchases is blocked on 8-8 vote

A bill to require state background checks for people who buy firearms in private transactions and at gun shows could be dead, having stalled Monday night on an 8-8 committee vote. Democratic Rep. Eliseo Alcon joined seven Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee in voting against the bill. The other eight Democrats on the panel supported it. Alcon, of Milan in northwestern New Mexico, said he did not support the bill because his constituents, mainly older people and native Americans, did not like it...more

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