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Chaos at the Capitol as House passes gun legislation (NM - Dems control Gov and Legislature)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 9. 2019 | Dan McKay

Posted on 02/10/2019 5:27:35 PM PST by CedarDave

SANTA FE – Procedural warfare erupted on the floor of the state House late Friday – as legislative staffers locked doors to the chamber and chased down missing lawmakers – before Democrats pushed through legislation that would require a background check on nearly every firearm sale in New Mexico.

Chaos ensued as the proposal, House Bill 8, passed on a 41-25 vote. House Bill 8 would make it a crime to sell a firearm without conducting a background check, with certain exceptions. Sales between two law-enforcement officers, for example, would be exempt from the requirement.

Federally licensed firearms dealers already must conduct background checks. But the proposal would expand the requirement to other sales – such as a transaction between two private individuals.

Supporters said people wanting to sell and buy a gun would meet at a licensed dealer who would do the background check.

Opponents, in turn, said people in rural areas might have to make lengthy drives to reach a licensed dealer.

The proposal now heads over to the Senate, where a similar proposal has already advanced to the floor after clearing two committees.

House Bill 8 passed the House largely along party lines, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.

The House late Friday also voted 37-28 to pass House Bill 87, which would prohibit someone convicted of battery on a household member – among certain other crimes – from having a firearm. That measure, sponsored in the House by Rep. Deborah Armstrong, D-Albuquerque, now moves on to the Senate.

A third proposal, not yet acted on by the full House, would allow family members or police to seek court orders to take guns temporarily from someone they believe is an immediate threat.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; newmexico; nm; secondamendment
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Say goodby to your Second Amendment rights in New Mexico. Buy and sell your guns before these become law, usually July 1 unless the Dems tack on an emergency clause making it effective with her signature.
1 posted on 02/10/2019 5:27:35 PM PST by CedarDave
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2 posted on 02/10/2019 5:28:19 PM PST by CedarDave (Democrats: Creating a dependency class using open borders and voter fraud to get and keep power.)
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To: CedarDave

Say what you want about Dems - when they have power, they’re not afraid to use it. Even Scott Walker here in WI balked at constitutional carry, when he had a solid GOP majority.


3 posted on 02/10/2019 5:29:54 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Trust the plan of the 17th letter of the English alphabet!!)
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To: CedarDave

I would imagine that some areas of NM might take this poorly.


4 posted on 02/10/2019 5:31:25 PM PST by KC Burke (If all the world is a stage, I would like to request my lighting be adjusted.)
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To: CedarDave

Civil disobedience is the first response to leftists who want to control you through the force of government. Of course, there are other responses we could pursue as well.

JoMa


5 posted on 02/10/2019 5:33:43 PM PST by joma89
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To: CedarDave

It’s interesting to me that leftists take the “smorgasbord” view of the law, if they don’t happen to like it, then they ignore it, and refuse to enforce it.

They can’t expect anyone to take them seriously at this point.


6 posted on 02/10/2019 5:38:54 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: CedarDave

Do what they do ,find a Judge to throw it out


7 posted on 02/10/2019 5:39:07 PM PST by butlerweave
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Do what they do ,find a Judge to throw it out

Good point.

We can play that game too.

8 posted on 02/10/2019 5:47:23 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: CedarDave; lightman; P.O.E.

Here in York County, Pa, long guns and shotguns require no background check; only handguns do.


9 posted on 02/10/2019 5:50:21 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: CedarDave

Our condolences. NV is getting ready to correct the law passed here in 2016. Now that they are in charge, it could happen. Same kind of deal when transferring firearms.


10 posted on 02/10/2019 5:52:14 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: carriage_hill
Just wait. 😡
11 posted on 02/10/2019 5:54:13 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Most GOPers and all GOPe are gutless scumbags.


12 posted on 02/10/2019 5:55:16 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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I know, it’s coming once we lose the GOP-controlled legislature. With the gerrymandering PA-SCOTUS approved, it ain’t that far away, when the demonkkkRATs get total control.

Hello socialism/communism/fascism!


13 posted on 02/10/2019 5:57:33 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: CedarDave

Elections have consequences.


14 posted on 02/10/2019 5:58:49 PM PST by Rastus
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Supporters said people wanting to sell and buy a gun would meet at a licensed dealer who would do the background check.

ROFLOL!!! .....yeah that is gonna happen!!!

Even those that aren't criminals ain't going to do it.

15 posted on 02/10/2019 6:02:50 PM PST by Osage Orange (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: CedarDave

Colorado will be heading down this path soon. Sadly.
Polesmoker being the new governor backed by a commie state house and senate, they’ll be going full bore gun grabber on us this year.


16 posted on 02/10/2019 6:05:33 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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To: CedarDave

Sales between two law-enforcement officers, for example, would be exempt from the requirement.


How would this be Constitutional? Have LEOs been elevated to a status of super citizens? I seem to remember a phrase “equal protection of the laws”.


17 posted on 02/10/2019 6:05:58 PM PST by hanamizu
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To: Osage Orange

Not here either. And the LEOs aren’t going out of their way to enforce it if and when.


18 posted on 02/10/2019 6:07:30 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: carriage_hill
Most GOPers and all GOPe are gutless scumbags.

More people are picking up on what yellow-bellied invertebrates the GOP really is. IMHO the party can't survive too much longer with the likes of McTerdle and Willard etc...
19 posted on 02/10/2019 6:09:55 PM PST by akalinin
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To: CedarDave

L8r


20 posted on 02/10/2019 6:13:50 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama (Self Defense is a Basic Human Right!)
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