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Gun debate prompts weapons ban at New Mexico state Senate

The Associated Press
Updated: January 28, 2020 05:18 PM
Created: January 28, 2020 06:26 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state Senate is prohibiting firearms in its public gallery and nearby rooms for the first time.

Legislators on Tuesday began discussing legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.


Statehouse rules ordinarily allow the open carry of legally owned firearms.

Restrictions and screenings for weapons have been implemented in recent years in the state House chamber for the governor's State of the State address.

Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to allow law enforcement officials or family members to seek court orders to seize firearms temporarily from people deemed threatening.

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