SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee discussed a firearms bill Tuesday that would put a waiting period in place for gun purchasers. House Bill 100 would require buyers to wait 14 days before they could legally obtain a firearm.

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The waiting period would begin the day a federal background check was submitted. It passed the committee. If signed into law, the bill would go into effect on June 16.