State should limit access to guns, AG Torrez says

State should limit access to guns, AG Torrez says

District Attorney Raúl Torrez ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — District Attorney Raúl Torrez said his office has found several problems with state laws on gun possession that should be changed. Torrez, in a letter to Gov. Susana Martinez, said that in the wake of school shootings in New Mexico and elsewhere in the country, his office has examined existing laws and thinks the state should expand the list of people prohibited from possessing firearms, strengthen the mechanism for reporting them to law enforcement and increase the state’s ability to seize firearms used in felonies and violent crimes. “It is imperative that our political representatives take the lead in a combined effort to protect the public from violent and mentally unstable people,” Torrez said in the letter, which also was sent Friday to Senate and House leaders. Torrez said New Mexico law only prohibits people who have been convicted of felonies as […]

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