Bennie Hargrove Gun Safety Act passes House committee
SANTA FE, N.M. — A bill that would allow parents who don’t secure a gun to be criminally charged if their child uses that gun to commit a crime passed a House committee Thursday.
House Bill 9 is in response to last year’s deadly shooting of 13-year-old Bennie Hargrove at Washington Middle Schools. The suspect, Juan Saucedo Jr., allegedly took the gun from his parents’ home.
The bill will now go to another House committee.