New Mexico HB102: Taxpayer-Funded Promotion of Gun Control

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The NRA urges shooters to fight New Mexico HB 102 that forces them to fund anti-gun propaganda. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Local gun control activists are actively supporting House Bill 102, sponsored by Rep. Gail Chasey (D-ABQ), given the relatively benign title “Violence Intervention Prevention Act.”  Violence prevention is a laudable goal; however, legislation that uses your tax dollars to fund programs that focus solely on firearms, rather than addressing root causes of crime, and to promote a gun control agenda, should be viewed with extreme skepticism.

House Bill 102 will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, January 27, at 1:30 pm, or after the House adjourns from its floor session.  To watch for the end of the House floor session and to view the committee proceedings, go to www.nmlegis.gov and click on Webcast.  To offer public comment against HB 102 once the House Judiciary Committee meeting begins, click on the link at the top of the committee page, which can also be found here.

HB 102 appropriates $10 million dollars from the New Mexico general fund to the Violence Intervention Prevention fund.  The state Department of Health, an agency already overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout, would administer the fund and award grants to municipalities and tribal governments for programs that focus on reducing or deterring “gun violence and aggravated assault” — to the exclusion of other types of crimes or their root causes, such as alcohol or drug abuse.

Fifty percent of the grant must be used to contract with “community-based organizations,” which are undefined in the bill but are often a euphemism for gun control groups.  Additionally, the bill creates an 8-member committee to report to an interim legislative committee on strategies to prevent firearm injury and death, again, to the exclusion of other types of injury or causes of death, or any root causes.  No doubt a laundry list of gun control recommendations would emerge from that process.

Getting a toe-hold in a state-sponsored grant program, creating a state-sanctioned committee to further an agenda, and using your tax dollars to do it, is straight out of the gun control playbook.  Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and tell them you don’t want your tax dollars to finance any gun control efforts in HB 102.  Contact information for committee members can also be found here.

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PMinFl
PMinFl
4 months ago

All anti gun legislation is funded through taxes, we pay to be infringed upon.

KDad
KDad
4 months ago

Biden is already killing their budget with his oil/gas restrictions, so where will the $10million come from? Probably a tax increase! Ya gotta love the progressive idiots!!

Arny
Arny
4 months ago

Tax dollars should NOT be used to subvert the US Constitution & Bill of Rights.

Last edited 4 months ago by Arny
RedBloodedAmerican
RedBloodedAmerican
4 months ago

You want Violence Interaction, allow constitutional CCW. Because the only thing that stops a bad person with a gun is a GOOD person with a gun!

RoyD
RoyD
4 months ago

Did you bother to read what you wrote before you posted. If you didn’t then you are lazy. If you did read it then you are stupid or ignorant or both.

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
4 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

If you’re going to criticise the content of someone’s post, then do so, giving your reasons.
If you’re going make ad hominem comments, you’re not welcome in objective discussion.

RoyD
RoyD
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike the Limey

LOL! Ok. I should just keep reminding myself that 50% of the people in this country have an IQ of less than 100. The older I get the less I care about dumb people being offended by my upbraiding them.

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
4 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

So no, you don’t have any worthwhile rebuttal to RBA’s post & your “debating skills” consist solely of personal abuse.
From past experience, I reckon that shows exactly which side of the citizen disarmament line you stand on.

RoyD
RoyD
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike the Limey

LOL! Ok.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

To get a sense of how stupid the US is, “just look at the average… and then realize that half are stupider than THAT!” 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rh6qqsmxNs

RoyD
RoyD
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

I am not quite that bad but I am not far from it. Plus I am 13 years older than he was when that was recorded so I have mellowed a bit.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
4 months ago

They need to change the name of the democrat party to the communist party since they are trying to take away god given rights of the citizens.
Seems like there are many elected officials this applies too.

Gindy
Gindy
4 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

I really don’t think changing the name to the ‘Communist Party’ would discourage the people that vote for these shitheads because they don’t have any idea what communism was, is, or will be! We’re seeing the product of the public schools system of which has produced brain dead individuals only seeking the personal perks promised to them via their education. Proven facts in history are foreign to these people simply because history was one of the first things stripped from the curriculum. Therefore not knowing where you came from you have no idea to where you are going. We see… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  Gindy

I agree – Communist, Socialist, Democrat, Republican, the name doesn’t matter. When more than half of the country feels entitled to more and more things we are screwed. It started out as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Then food, shelter, and education. Then a punitive, progressive tax system to redistribute wealth. Then medical.

Now, people feel entitled to the most trivial of things – they believe the government should intervene and set prices on ammo so they can buy it at a price they deem to be “fair.” The same people have the gall to rant about socialists.

swmft
swmft
4 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

maybe natzi party they disarmed their intended victims too, think school children should be taught to treat tools with respect ,and shop should be required life lesson course for those not exposed to blue collar

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  swmft

The armed German government employees were enforcing laws.

Do you think armed American government employees will enforce similar laws?

hippybiker
hippybiker
4 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Hey Uncle. I believe one Mr. Khrushchev made that statement or something similar many decades ago. Good one, though!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 months ago

Typical demonrat. Let’s make a committee of liars that already know the outcome after we bleed the taxpayers of as much money as we can get. Besides, Uncle Herman, Aunt Bessy and my best friend need a job and I could use the kickbacks for getting it for them. Oh and while we are at it, we can find the organizations that are willing to kick back a few bucks for the tax dollar donations we are giving them and then we can all go out for nice dinners and wear nice clothes, drive nice cars have big homes all… Read more »