Monday, February 11, 2013

Governor Supports Gun Compromise

The Roundhouse press corps just spoke with Gov. Susana Martinez after a short speech in the Rotunda.

Among the questions asked was whether she supports the House Bill 77 compromise, which passed the House Judiciary Committee Friday night.That bill would require background checks on people who buy guns at gun shows.

"I think I could support it if it stays the way it is, that has, number one, keeping the guns out of the hands who people who don't have any business having guns.," she told reporters.

The people who have no business having guns, she said, are people who have been "declared mentally ill through the court system" and those who have been convicted of felonies.

The bill still has to go to the House Appropriations & Finance Committee before it gets to the House floor. And if it passes there, it still has to go through the Senate.

UPDATE: 4:04 pm. The House Democrats say that HB 77 will be debated by the full House on Wednesday.