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The 2021 Legislative Session Ends in 8 Days and Gun Safety is Still on the Table. Here’s What You Need to Know.

March 12, 2021

With eight days left in the legislative session, the time to move on gun safety is now. Lawmakers still have an opportunity to pass several life-saving gun safety bills that are on their desks. New Mexico has the seventh highest rate of gun deaths in the country, one of the highest rates of nonfatal gun injuries in the country, and the highest rate of gun deaths among Latino people in the country. 

Gun violence prevention is more important than ever this year as the pandemic continues to exacerbate gun violence, and after a year of increased gun sales, continued police violence, increased risk of suicide and domestic violence, and an increase in city gun violence.

More information about gun safety in the legislature:

Additional information on gun violence in New Mexico is available here, and Everytown’s Gun Law Navigator — which shows how New Mexico’s gun laws compare to those of other states — is available here

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