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Lawmakers, enforcers weigh response to El Paso mass shooting

November 26, 2019 GMT
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Workers with National Construction Rentals remove the chain link fencing around the 30-foot tall golden obelisk called the “Grand Candela” at Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The memorial was unveiled Saturday honoring the 22 people who were killed in an Aug. 3 shooting at the Walmart. (Mark Lambie /The El Paso Times via AP)
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Workers with National Construction Rentals remove the chain link fencing around the 30-foot tall golden obelisk called the “Grand Candela” at Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The memorial was unveiled Saturday honoring the 22 people who were killed in an Aug. 3 shooting at the Walmart. (Mark Lambie /The El Paso Times via AP)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — 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 on Monday, the first-year Democratic governor described a meeting with the state attorney general, state House speaker and U.S. Congressional delegation on possible action to decrease the risk of home-grown terrorism in New Mexico.

Lujan Grisham says 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 (15 kilometers) of New Mexico. The state Legislature convenes in mid-January to consider possible safety reforms.