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N.M. lawmakers, enforcers weigh response to El Paso mass shooting

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has convoked a second meeting of legislators and law enforcement officials in response to the August mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

In a statement Monday, the Democratic governor described a meeting with the state attorney general, state House speaker and U.S. Congressional delegation about possible action to decrease the risk of home-grown terrorism in New Mexico.

Lujan Grisham said the discussion centered on access to weapons, possible tougher penalties for “domestic terrorism” and more robust data tracking. She stressed the importance of evidence-based reforms.

The Aug. 3 shooting at an El Paso Walmart killed 22 people and took place within 10 miles of New Mexico. The state Legislature will convene in mid-January to consider possible safety reforms.