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01/29/2013 12:49 pm ET Updated Mar 31, 2013

New Mexico Weighs New Gun Laws

New Mexico, with its Wild West history, is not known as a hotbed of anti-gun sentiment. So the fate of a new legislative proposal to close the infamous "gun show loophole," that exempts from background checks people who buy guns from "private sellers" as opposed to licensed gun dealers, may be an interesting bellwether for the fate of such legislation in Washington.

The legislation is up for debate before the state's judiciary committee today, the AP reports.

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