Albuquerque Resolution Calls for Re-Writing the New Mexico Constitution

New Mexico Reverting to Old Mexico?
Bloomberg-supported Governor Grisham is attempting to push anti-gun legislation again. IMG iStock 884193540

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- During the 2019 session of the New Mexico Legislature, anti-gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state lawmakers who were elected with the support of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg rammed legislation through which criminalized the private sale of firearms, over the strong objections of law-abiding citizens and law enforcement.  Opponents warned that the measure would be intrusive, ineffective and unenforceable.

KRQE recently reported that in the year since that law went into effect on July 1, 2019, court records show no one has been charged with violating it.  This should come as no surprise to those who fought against this legislation, warning that it would be ineffective and unenforceable.  It certainly hasn't stopped or even slowed crime in the Duke City.

Yet amidst the reporting on the state's failed so-called universal background check law, and even with the red flag gun confiscation law recently having taken effect, anti-gun members of the Albuquerque City Council are calling for MORE GUN CONTROL!   

That's right.  This week, the Council's Finance & Government Operations Committee advanced Resolution 20-68 by Councilmembers Isaac Benton and Diane Gibson, which calls on the New Mexico Legislature to rewrite Article II, Section 6 (the Right to Keep and Bear Arms provision) of the New Mexico Constitution, rip out the state firearms preemption clause and put that enormously-significant change to a popular vote.  The full Council will consider the resolution in the coming weeks.

Preemption prevents a patchwork of different local firearms rules and regulations across the state.  It helps ensure uniformity in gun laws wherever you live, work or travel, so that law-abiding citizens don't unknowingly run afoul of confusing and conflicting local gun restrictions.  If gun control advocates get their way, New Mexico could become one of only five states in the nation without this important protection.  Cities like Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces would be free to pass whatever type of gun control they wanted — gun bans, magazine limits, licensing and registration schemes, prohibitions on carrying firearms on your person or in your car — restrictions far beyond anything the New Mexico Legislature has already done or will do to your Second Amendment rights in the future.

Please contact each of the members of the Albuquerque City Council and let them know you OPPOSE Resolution 20-68.  NRA-ILA will alert you when this measure is considered by the full Council and whether/how you can state your position in-person at that Council meeting.

District 1: Councilor Sena – [email protected] | (505) 768-3183
District 2: Councilor Benton – [email protected] | (505) 768-3186
District 3: Councilor Pena – [email protected] | (505) 768-3127
District 4: Councilor Bassan – [email protected] | (505) 768-3101
District 5: Councilor Borrego – [email protected] | (505) 768-3189
District 6: Councilor Davis – [email protected] | (505) 768-3152
District 7: Councilor Gibson – [email protected] | (505) 768-3136
District 8: Councilor Jones – [email protected] | (505) 768-3106
District 9: Councilor Harris – [email protected] | (505) 768-3123


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Coelacanth
Coelacanth
1 month ago

Tyrants tend to tyrannize. It’s the nature of the beast.

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uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

The people who are trying to limit or take away firearms are the same ones who have a fit if you don’t wear a mask in public and they believe that abortion is okay but you can’t have one of those scary guns because you may shoot someone in self defense, and oh by the way they want to defund the police…
Morons!

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

It’s not the “shooting someone in self defense” that the Leftys are concerned with. That’s merely a Useful Tool for their anti-2A focus. It is the shooting of Leftys because of their ultimate agenda for America that they are scared shitless about. THAT is the why of gun control obsession with Leftys. Same old same old, time and time again around the world. Learn from history or be doomed to re-live it.

jack mac
jack mac
1 month ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

The Leftys are using history as a guide to doom our nation.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago

I have said it before and I will say it again the effects of restrictive gun laws is absolutely plain to those who are willing to “honestly” look. Most of the people who are against the second amendment and guns are either ignorant of facts and history or they just plain ignore them knowing they are the facts (I am not saying they are stupid just that they are ignorant of the facts although they MAY also be stupid). They will not even listen to proven factual reasoning.  Such an attitude can only lead to one place and that place is conflict.   Restrictive… Read more »

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

Just another Sad, Cant Understand Normal Thinker!

pxxat5
pxxat5
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

“That should be quite obvious by now” .Agree with what you say, like the wording….but took a little tie to read it all.

Coelacanth
Coelacanth
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

Detroit is in Michigan, a “Shall Issue” state since 2000. Chief Craig is a concealed carry proponent. Miscreants with illegally carried guns are the big problem in Detroit because of liberal “catch and release” policies and the liberal policy of emptying prisons and jails. The Governess believes that stricter gun laws will make criminals become law abiding tax paying citizens. Well, we’ve seen how that insanity works, like “duty to retreat” laws that only empower criminals. Voting for democrats is voting for socialism and the end of the Republic.

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JPM
JPM
1 month ago

The worthless liberal POS that is governor of NM, Michelle “Puta” Grisham.

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SiliconSorcerer
SiliconSorcerer
1 month ago

Bassan, Brook8:45 AM (14 minutes ago)

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to me

Good morning,

I do not believe we should impose more regulation, particularly at a municipal level and especially when it appears to work in opposition of the United States Constitution.

Thank you for reaching out.

Brook Bassan
Albuquerque City Councilor
District 4

SiliconSorcerer
SiliconSorcerer
1 month ago

Thank you for contacting me.

 Do oppose this Legislation.

Trudy Jones
Albuquerque City Council

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

This poisonous boiler place legislation has spread across the country from Progressive Utopias like New York and California and now infect unsuspecting states and localities with the help of billionaire backing. If you are not organized at the state level and you are not represented every day in your legislature by a state No Compromise advocacy group you too will fall victim to this. Subversive gangs like the Giffords Law Center and the Brady bunch work behind the scenes spreading lies and money. Your elected officials are politicians. The combination is deadly for liberty loving people. New Mexico must stand… Read more »

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
1 month ago

These “Servants”, are there to protect the individual rights of the minority from the demands of the majority. Once that Oath of Office has been broken, they are then, nothing more than someone who is impersonating a public official….

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
1 month ago

NM is lost and has been for 20+ years. Very few good people remain.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

NM has become a refuge for my former class mates at SF State and Cal. Red Diaper Doper Babies now dominate and the ill informed fall in line. So sad. Used to be a great place.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

The SCOTUS ruled the 2nd. Amendment applies to the States but apparently “shall not be infringed” means nothing to them, or to the Federal Government either.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Leftists do not care about natural rights being infringed. The only infringement they resist is infringement of unlimited state power.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago

Almost the entire article is devoted to issues at state level – but article concludes with call to contact Albuquerque CITY council. What ‘s up with that and what are you suggesting people say to city council?

Norm
Norm
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

Read the third paragraph of the article.
Surely you can think of something to say.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

Preemption laws.

donfranko
donfranko
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

Keeping all of us informed of what is happening in various cities, counties, and states. Good to know about this even if you are not a NM resident…