Skip to comments.NM: Senate panel votes 6-4 to approve gun show background check bill
Posted on 03/15/2013 11:59:31 AM PDT by CedarDave
With just a day left in this years regular session, a high-profile bill aimed at curbing gun violence is still alive in the Legislature.
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-4 late Thursday to approve House Bill 77, sending it on to the Senate floor. The vote broke down along party lines, with all six Democratic committee members voting in favor and all four Republican committee members voting in opposition.
However, even if the bill gains full Senate approval by noon Saturday, it would still face one more obstacle in order to move on to Gov. Susana Martinezs desk for final consideration. That would come in the form of a House concurrence vote, because a previous Senate committee amended the bill.
Garcias bill, which he described as a bipartisan compromise, would require that private sellers at gun shows have background checks done on prospective buyers before they make a sale.
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Good. This will make the gun shows in Texas even more prosperous. But you’d better come early because most are sold out of the good stuff very quickly.
will the Gov sign this?
How is it that AZ is red, TX to the east is red and CO was red until the CA liberals moved to denver and boulder or kids thought it would be cool to be left wing and get their drugs?
As disappointing as it might be, she said she would. And IIRC, that was before the bill was stripped of provisions that would outlaw all private sales and transfers between private parties and family without background checks!
Thanks for the answer.
I thought she was conservative , was I told wrong or is she and just not upsetting the voters for the election coming up?
What a shame.
I never have felt more free than I did the first time I bought a gun from a private seller at a gun show and discovered I didn’t have to fill out Form 4473. Not that I wouldn’t have passed the check, it’s just that it’s none of the government’s business.
She is generally conservative (pro-life, against gay marriage, supports fiscal responsibility, against driver's licenses for illegals, etc.), but her law enforcement and prosecutor background, and her marriage to a county under-sheriff may have formed her position on this issue.
The same time the CA liberals were moving in on CO, they were doing the same thing to NM; namely Santa Fe, Albuquerque and the northern Rio Grande corridor.
Too many Hollywood ultra-rich maroons... Never met a more clueless group of people, unless you add in the PhDs in Los Alamos... (Disclaimer: I gew up there.)
I’ve already told Governor Susana that I had left the state in no small part because she decided to violate the Federal Constitution in cooperating with the act of Abomination.
But if I recall my New Mexico State Constitution Article II, section 6 clearly states:
“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.)”
This of course in New Mexico like in Washington is nearly a dead letter as even the public university of New Mexico openly ignores it.
When is the last time a mass shooting involved a gun bought at a gun show, if ever?
Its a solution without a problem.
same down south here, we get the idiots from up north who escape their high taxed, cess pits and then vote as they did up north.
If Susan does she wont be worth voting for, she would not be protecting our rights on any issue not healthcare nor gun rights.
The problem with New Mexico is also a liberal mecca problem in Santa Fe and Taos. Theses areas have been pulling in liberal nutcases for most of the last 100 years.
Colorado has a very rich liberal with a political action commity problem and as the liberals never fail to point out a changing demographic driven by illegal immigration & birth rates that effectily doom the republican party as an institution everywhere the Democrats are able to polarize them along racial lines.
We now seem to be incapable of stopping the invasion from the south, as its memebrs have already secured control over our political systems.
“When is the last time a mass shooting involved a gun bought at a gun show, if ever?
Its a solution without a problem.”
Unforgettably your’s is a fact without a voice to be heard.