New Mexico: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Gearing up for Session by Pre-Filing Gun Control Bills

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New Mexico: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Gearing up for Session by Pre-Filing Gun Control Bills, iStock NRA-ILA

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- While the New Mexico Legislature won’t convene until next week, anti-gun legislators have already pre-filed multiple gun control bills, including “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws and bans on popular firearm accessories.

House Bill 7 / Senate Bill 5 – Sponsored by Rep. Daymon Ely and Senator Joseph Cervantes, these bills would authorize the seizure of firearms and/or ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding — prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter-evidence — would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person's home and confiscate their private property.

Constitutional rights should only be restricted with sufficient due process of law. Due process limits restrictions on constitutional rights to only serious convictions and adjudications that provide procedural protections to the accused, which results in more reliable proceedings. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should only be restricted when sufficient protections are in place.

House Bill 85 – Sponsored by Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, HB 85 was introduced with the intent to ban possession of a “semiautomatic firearm converter.” However, the bill is so poorly written it would potentially ban normal and legal firearm accessories like match triggers and many ergonomic modifications.  The vague language could lead to the banning of virtually any performance-enhancing product for a semi-automatic firearm, and ultimately threaten the legality of semi-automatic firearms themselves.  Further, those who possess any of the mentioned items would become felons overnight.

Session convenes on January 21st.  Your NRA-ILA will continue to fight to promote and protect your right to keep and bear arms and hunting heritage. Our members remain the most powerful political force in American history, and together, we will secure the Second Amendment for present and future generations.

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JIAZ
JIAZ
8 months ago

Wayne LaPierre’s Curious New York Times Interview and What it Probably Means

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/wayne-lapierres-curious-new-york-times-interview-and-what-it-probably-means/

Don
Don
8 months ago

Are you in need of a red flag?

PMinFl
PMinFl
8 months ago
Reply to  Don

No question

PMinFl
PMinFl
8 months ago
Reply to  PMinFl

USA lost me on that last crazy post.

JIAZ
JIAZ
8 months ago

Wayne LaPierre is the NRA’s “Bernie Madoff”. He’s the mastermind who built the pyramid scheme of fraud and embezzlement, stealing tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars. Now he and his BOD cronies are trying to play act like deer-in-the-headlights on a highway that they were completely clueless. Roadkill is on the menu in 2020. Excerpts From NY Times Interview with Wayne LaPierre 12-18-2019 “LaPierre created “a veritable black hole for unchecked spending,” required Ackerman to pay a retainer to a travel agent used by his family and regarded member money as his “personal piggy bank.” Ackerman also noted,… Read more »

Vern
Vern
8 months ago

These anti people politicians, don’t even have a clue that the criminals and all their allies, will not care if these politicians family members are included in the crime rates drastic uptick by those the politicians “exclude” with these laws that expose the politicians own, stupidity.
The politicians are showing that they are owned by the criminal elements.

Torn
Torn
8 months ago

Looks like Bloomy and Soros are spending money in New Mexico, as well as Virginia and California, Washington, and Hawaii.

JPM
JPM
8 months ago

New Mexico is a classic case of the NRA attempting to close the barn door after the horses have all run off; too little too late! Hell, look how well they’ve done in the very state where their headquarters are located; Virginia. Atta boy LaPierre, way to go!

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
8 months ago

Meanwhile, NRA is gearing up for donation drives so Whiny LaPee-yew can expand his luxury wardrobe; and so his Outside Counsel, antigun Demorat Bill Brewer, can take the inflated fees that he extorts from NRA member dues and channel it towards the antigun groups and gun-ban Demorats that he lavishly donates to….

NRA, FIRE WAYNE, FIRE JOSH POWELL, AND SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER. NOT ONE PENNY FROM US UNTIL YOU EARN GUN OWNERS’ TRUST BACK… WHICH MAY TAKE ABOUT 100 YEARS, SINCE YOU’VE BEEN STABBING US IN THE BACK FOR ABOUT THAT LONG!!

Buster
Buster
8 months ago

Virginia will be the first to clean house – New Mexico might need to be second.

If the Virginian patriots make a strong enough statement (and put the fear of God in all politicians), perhaps more civilian action won’t be required.

JPM
JPM
8 months ago
Reply to  Buster

New Mexico was way ahead of Virginia in all but 3 of the counties declaring themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuaries, but the damn press is only focusing on Virginia.

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
8 months ago

This “Republics Constitution” has rules that elected servants must follow in order to protect the individual rights of the minority from the demands of the majority. Repeat after me : I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the “REPUBLIC” for which it stands, One Nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
The Founding Fathers framed the U.S. Constitution so as to protect Americans from the Tyranny of democracy and to protect individual liberty. Serve not Rule…..