Senators introduce bill aimed at closing gun sale loopholes

News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The fight to close loopholes in New Mexico gun laws will be back in the Roundhouse come January. Two Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would require background checks on private gun sales. That would include those sold at gun shows and through any private transaction. Under the bill, the seller and buyer would have to go through a licensed dealer who would run the background check for a fee.

You may remember the gun used to murder Albuquerque Police Department Officer Daniel Webster was purchased by Davon Lymon from a Stanley couple. Had a background check been required they would have known he was a convicted felon.

Governor Susana Martinez has expressed support to closing this loophole in the past but the bills presented in the past only applied to gun shows, not to private sales.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on KRQE.com

New Mexico Hourly Forecasts ⟶

Albuquerque Hourly Forecast

Don't Miss

MORE IN DON'T MISS

Photo Galleries

MORE PHOTO GALLERIES

News Resources - Maps

MORE NEWS RESOURCES