Renewed push to create gun storage legislation following school shooting

Renewed push to create gun storage legislation following school shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a renewed push to create a law in New Mexico for people who don’t secure their guns at home. It follows last week’s shooting at Washington Middle School that left a 13-year-old student dead and another facing a murder charge. Some state lawmakers want to hold gun owners responsible if they don’t lock up their guns and keep them away from kids. However, the idea is already facing some pushback. Friday’s shooting at Albuquerque’s Washington Middle School has rocked the community. Thirteen-year-old Bennie Hargrove was shot and killed allegedly by another 8th-grade student, Juan Saucedo, Jr. The criminal complaint said Saucedo, Jr. brought the gun, which belong to his father , from home. The shooting is creating a renewed push from some state lawmakers to punish gun owners who don’t lock up their guns. “The point of the bill is to make a strong statement from the state that you should secure your firearms,” said Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D- Albuquerque). The Democratic state senator sponsored a bill this past legislative session that would’ve made it a misdemeanor if gun owners didn’t lock up their guns and someone else got a hold of it. “It’s an educational function first and then there’s a consequence if you don’t,” said the Senator. Sen. Sedillo Lopez’s bill cleared one committee but wasn’t heard in the next. It’s the fourth time in the past six years this type of legislation has been proposed in the Roundhouse and Sedillo […]

Click here to view original web page at Renewed push to create gun storage legislation following school shooting

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.