NM lawmakers looking to expand gun laws
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:29:03 GMT —
A bill that would expand New Mexico's concealed-carry firearms law was introduced in the legislature Wednesday. The bill would allow people with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns into bars, schools, university classrooms, and onto public transportation.
Supporters of the bill point out that those permit holders are people over 21-years-old, with clean criminal records that have passed a gun safety class.
Representative Zach Cook said that the bill was not designed to allow kids to carry arms to school, and that he wouldn't support the legislation if that happened.
"This is for parents and other responsible, law-abiding adult citizens," said Cook.
Last year the legislature passed a bill that didn't go as far as this one. The state law now allows those with concealed-carry permits into restaurant that have beer and wine licenses.
Restrictions on concealed-carry vary from state to state.
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