ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - New Mexico has been ranked the seventh worst state in the country when it comes to gun violence.
The new state by state analysis was released Wednesday by the Center for American Progress.
The study finds New Mexico's gun-death rate is 40 percent higher than the national average.
It also shows the state's weak laws make the state a favorite for gun traffickers to purchase guns.
The state with the highest levels of gun violence was Louisiana.
Roswell has seen a major increase in burglaries this year and a lack of officers might be to blame.
Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.
Operation Gingerbread arrived in Albuquerque Tuesday for an event to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Game and Fish Department is looking for a poacher who killed four deer.
There has been a second Hantavirus death in New Mexico this year.
A middle school teacher in Shiprock was killed overnight Tuesday when a district housing unit went up in flames.