Conservative group sues to halt New Mexico’s new gun laws

News
Guns%20firearms%20weapons_1463697176726_95535_ver1_20170227165402-159532

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative coalition is suing to overturn New Mexico’s new gun laws requiring background checks.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the New Mexico Patriots Advocacy Coalition filed a lawsuit this week challenging the constitutionality of New Mexico’s new gun laws requiring background checks before the sale of firearms. It’s also seeking to throw out a law prohibiting the possession of guns by domestic abusers.

The group also accused state officials of illegally blocking their right to petition for the repeal of 10 bills passed in this year’s Democratic-controlled legislative session.

Supporters of the new firearms laws contend the legislation will improve public safety without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

Matt Baca, senior counsel in the state’s Attorney General’s Office, described the litigation as frivolous.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

History of Mass Violence

More Texas Mass Violence

BorderReport.com

More BorderReport

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

CASA Toy Drive