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SANTA FE (KSMX) – The Democrat-led Legislature and governor pushed Thursday to increase oversight of firearms sales and place new limits on gun possession and ownership. During its 60-day annual legislative session, lawmakers could make New Mexico the first state to enact major gun control reforms in the wake of the midterm elections. Sheriffs from several rural counties objected to expanding background checks, while police chiefs from Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Albuquerque endorsed the measure, which advanced Thursday over the objections of Republican lawmakers.

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