Gun show sales targeted again; Bill would require background checks on individual sales

By Maggie Shepard / Journal Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 at 12:05am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Despite three years of unsuccessful efforts, proponents of tighter gun sale requirements in New Mexico are trying again to require background checks for sales at gun shows.

Current state law does not require background checks for some gun sales at gun shows or in person-to-person sales elsewhere.

The bill would require checks only at gun shows on customers who have not obtained concealed carry permits, a process that requires a background check.

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