“Gun violence in New Mexico is an pressing public well being disaster that cries out for complete public well being technique,” stated Viscoli. “What gun violence is doing to New Mexico is — it’s past tragic.”
The primary aim of the proposed gun violence prevention invoice is to create the Workplace of Gun Violence Prevention Intervention throughout the state Division of Well being.
“We don’t know what spurs gun violence in a single neighborhood versus one other,” stated Hochman-Vigil. “And we’re not going to have the ability to successfully cease this drawback till we’re in a position to do that collaboratively all through the state.”
The workplace would begin with knowledge and analysis on present gun violence in New Mexico. From there, it will have the ability to implement packages and insurance policies throughout the state.
“This invoice would permit us to compile info all through the state, allow communication all through numerous affected companies, and provides us solutions as to why this drawback continues to plague New Mexicans,” stated Hochman-Vigil.
Wednesday’s endorsement is one step towards potential success of the invoice, however it’s not a completed deal but. Its future received’t be solidified till it’s launched within the session in January.