Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords Meets With Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Of Los Alamos On Gun Bill

Gathered together at the Roundhouse Tuesday to discuss House Bill 50 (gun bill), from left, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos and  New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf. Courtesy photo


Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos met Tuesday afternoon with former U.S. Rep. Gabby Gifford of Arizona and New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf at the state capitol in Santa Fe.

Garcia Richard and Gifford met to discuss House Bill 50, which seeks to require that all commercial firearm sales in gun shows and via the Internet include a background check of the purchaser, a requirement already mandated by law for in store sales and sales through a licensed firearm dealer.

Gifford formerly served in the United States Congress from Arizona until she resigned after surviving an assassination attempt in 2011. Gifford was shot in the head by a deranged gunman while holding a constituent meeting in Tucson, Ariz.

Thirteen people were injured and six killed in that massacre. Following a long recovery, Gifford became an advocate for sensible gun regulations that help prevent prohibited people from acquiring firearms.