New Mexico pro-gun advocates rallied as part of a national demonstration to tell state and federal lawmakers to not take away gun rights.
National Gun Appreciation Day was held in response to President Barack Obama’s gun law proposals that include universal background checks and bans on assault rifles and high capacity gun clips.
Demonstrators, some armed with guns, met at the New Mexico Roundhouse in Santa Fe on Saturday and cried foul on the president’s gun proposals.
"Our rights, they're spelled out in the Constitution. They're not privileges. Gun ownership and self-defense, it's not a privilege, it's a right,” she said. Tim Dumler said in his three decades as a gun owner he has not committed a violent crime.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of two adults and three children, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said.
Last night, police found five people dead at a South Valley home in the 2800 block of Long Lane SW. A man, a woman, two girls and a boy were found in the home with several gunshot wounds. Friends identified the man as Greg Griego, a pastor at Calvary Church in Albuquerque.
Shortly after 1:00 p.m. police identified the 15-year-old as Nehemiah Griego. Police believe the teenager used an AR-15 semi automatic rifle in the shooting. Multiple weapons were retrieved from the house.