Bennie Hargrove Gun Safety Act passes House committee

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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.

Track HB 9 during the legislative session.