New Mexico is lining up behind background check, starting --at the very least -- with background checks except for private sales . It won't be easy. But it's a good possibility. Bipartisan support is growing according to this report in the Times. Then there's Colorado.
That New Mexico is only now inching toward more gun regulation belies the social and geographic intricacies that can make the gun debate so complex.
By comparison, neighboring Colorado, which historically leans more conservative, has weighed gun control legislation for years — spurred by the shooting at Columbine High School, and more recently the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora.
After the attack at Columbine, voters in Colorado overwhelmingly approved a measure in 2000 that closed the so-called gun-show loophole. And last week, Colorado Democrats unveiled a package of bills that includes universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines....NYT