New Mexico assault weapons ban killed in committee
A House committee has tabled an effort to ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.
The five-member House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 3-2
to table the bill late Thursday after the committee chair, Rep. Eliseo
Alcon, D-Milan, joined the committee?s two Republicans in opposition.
Alcon said he voted against the bill because he believed the federal
government would take action on the assault-style weapons soon, and so
the proposed New Mexico regulation should be deferred.