Governor unlikely to hold special session

Video

SANTA FE, N.M. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has dismissed the idea of holding a special legislative session to address domestic terrorism in New Mexico.

Her office issued a statement Thursday saying it would be wrong to call a special session without more planning. The response comes after a suggestion to reconvene the legislature from Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf.

Officials from the governor’s office say newly signed gun-control legislation has already expanded background checks on private gun sales. Additionally, work is underway on a “red flag” bill to seize weapons from people deemed dangerous with a judge’s authorization.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on KRQE.com

Video Forecast

Erica's Friday Morning Forecast

More Weather Video Forecast
Albuquerque Hourly Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Photo Gallery