New Mexico Considering More Red Flag Laws, Ban on Homemade Guns

New Mexico Reverting to Old Mexico?
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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Tuesday, February 9, the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee will meet at 1:30 pm (or upon final adjournment from the House floor) to hear two gun control bills and take testimony from the public virtually on the measures.  You can access the committee’s Zoom meeting and give testimony here.  Please call and email members of the committee and urge them to OPPOSE HB 193 and HB 166. 

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House Bill 193 is an amendment to the red flag firearms surrender law that would allow a police officer to petition for an extreme risk protective order directly and to confiscate any firearms discovered when serving the order.  Keep in mind that no crime has to be committed, or alleged to have been committed, for the order to be issued.  New Mexico’s ERPO law has been a failure, as has every gun-control law passed in New Mexico. No one has been made safer as anti-gun lawmakers, elected with the support of billionaire gun control financier Michael Bloomberg, have rushed to trample on New Mexicans’ civil liberties with little or no due process.  This law should not be expanded, it should be repealed.

House Bill 166 would essentially end the centuries-old custom of manufacturing firearms, or firearms components, for personal use. This proposed ban on self-made firearms would criminalize hobbyists who design, assemble, or manufacture their own guns or gun components.  HB 166 creates a whole new list of felony offenses and restrictions that far exceed federal law:

* It would make you a felon if you manufacture or otherwise assemble a firearm and you are not a federally-licensed manufacturer or dealer, even if using a serialized receiver purchased from an FFL with a background check, or if you possess such a firearm made by a non-FFL.

* It would make you a felon if you manufacture or otherwise assemble a gun that has no serial number placed on the receiver or frame by a federally-licensed manufacturer or importer, or if you are not an FFL and you possess or purchase separately or as part of a kit, a firearm frame or receiver that lacks an imprinted serial number.

* It would make you a felon if you use a 3D printer or similar device to manufacture a firearm or firearm component and you are not a federally-licensed manufacturer or dealer, or if you possess a firearm (or, presumably a firearm component) manufactured by a non-FFL using a 3D printer.  Anyone making this technology, including digital instructions or design files, available for firearms or firearm component production to non-FFLs in New Mexico, would be a felon.


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Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
2 months ago

The problem for NM is the warts in the middle – Santa Fe & Albuquerque.
The rest of the state is pretty much all high desert, range land & mountains, all places where a gun isn’t a frippery, it’s a necessary survival tool (could say the same for some parts of ABQ to be honest…).
Of course the Democrats want to prevent criminals from being shot, as each dead criminal is one less vote for them.

swmft
swmft
2 months ago

need a law that anyone proposing something against the Constitution state or federal is arrested and tried for treason

Last edited 2 months ago by swmft
MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
2 months ago
Reply to  swmft

We have plenty of useless laws. Unfortunately for us who believe in the Constitution there are no mechanisms to remove those treasonous vipers.

donfranko
donfranko
1 month ago
Reply to  MICHAEL J

Well……………there’s one.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
2 months ago

This is what happens when the people who are fed up with the idiots they voted for in California decide to leave the oppressed State and then vote for the same idiocy where ever they end up living.

Phillyed01
Phillyed01
2 months ago

Unfriggin believable…it’s God damn Albq and Santa Fe ruining this state…all the small cities like Roswell, Artesia, and Carlsbad have no say..

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
2 months ago
Reply to  Phillyed01

I just posted the same & I can see that from 5,000 miles away (I’m in the UK but spend (or spent, pre Covid) a couple of months every year staying with friends in NM – beautiful place).

hippybiker
hippybiker
2 months ago

Must be too many A$$ holes from Californicate infesting New Mexico. They’ve pretty much screwed up Arizona., now they’re moving on like Locust!

lynnard
lynnard
2 months ago
Reply to  hippybiker

check on your illegal population they are turning texas blue maybe your state to

Arny
Arny
2 months ago

New Mexico state Constitution, Sec. 6. [Right to bear arms.] No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms. (As amended November 2, 1971 and November 2, 1986.) 

Bozz
Bozz
2 months ago

HB 166 makes it a felony to buy a serialized, stripped, receiver and assemble it into your own customized firearm? Also sounds like you could no longer buy a compete lower and complete upper separately. Who thinks of this stupid crap? Has Sheila Jackson moved to New Mexico?

Last edited 2 months ago by Bozz
Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
2 months ago

New Mexico should figure out how to increase business instead of banning things seeing as how their precious President just took away 40% of their industry in oil n gas.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
2 months ago

CHIP, CHIP, CHIP go the Anti-American gun-controllers who HATE Americans’ FREEDOMS and RIGHTS!!!!!!
SAY NO to any Second Amendment INFRINGMENT, ANTI-Constitutional so-called “laws”!

linkman
linkman
2 months ago

Over 240 years in this country of making firearms at home and all of a sudden this is a problem? Hint: it’s not.