Bill goes to NM Senate where hearings must be held. It's prospects there depend on which and how many committees are assigned to hear the bill. Committee chairmen can effectively block bills by scheduling hearings such that the next committee or full senate won't have time to consider the bill before the session ends.
The clock is ticking as in NM the state constitution limits the legislature session to only 60 days in odd-numbered years (30 days in even-numbered years). The ending date is noon Saturday, March 16 and many bills will be in line to be voted on that morning. However, a few members can effectively shut them all down by controlling debate time on bills first up for consideration. So it can be payback time for legislators who pissed off a senior member. Some good bills die in those final hours and must be re-introduced the following year or in two years.
In fact, it's aliver and weller thanks to Obama and his minions.
You can make all the gun laws you want....Criminals will ALWAYS find a way....that's what they do....that's what makes them criminals....their ability to bypass laws.
Continuing my last comment, I’m not calling the gun bill a “good” bill; just pointing out how the process works in Santa Fe. When I lived there, it was always interesting, if not somewhat comical, to watch from the gallery the clock tick on towards noon while below legislators also watched the chance for their hard-fought bills to pass slowly die. At noon the gavel comes down and the good, the bad and the ugly all die together for this year.
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Good luck with enforcement.
So now, after every gun show, there will simply be robust business going on in the parking lot? I expected better out of Martinez.
Let’s see how this will work...
You walk into a gun show with a gun, by the time you finish the first isle you may have traded with another visitor and got some cash to boot.
Then you see some visitor with a firearm you like better, and trade for it.
Then as you continue you see someone else who likes your gun and you trade for it.
By the time you are finished with the show you may have traded 5 or 6 times.
Do you need a background check for each of these transactions if you don’t buy from a private dealer with a table?
How is the government supposed to know your trades unless they have dogged your every step?
Now, think of a show with three thousand tables and two miles of isles. Are the feds going to watch every person to see how they trade in the isle?
If they do, then the gun shows will lose lots of visitors and deals will be made in parking lots and alley ways nearby.