Skip to comments.Chaos at the Capitol as House passes gun legislation (NM - Dems control Gov and Legislature)
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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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.
I would imagine that some areas of NM might take this poorly.
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.
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.
Do what they do ,find a Judge to throw it out
We can play that game too.
Here in York County, Pa, long guns and shotguns require no background check; only handguns do.
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.
Most GOPers and all GOPe are gutless scumbags.
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.
Elections have consequences.
ROFLOL!!! .....yeah that is gonna happen!!!
Even those that aren't criminals ain't going to do it.
Colorado will be heading down this path soon. Sadly.
Polesmoker being the new governor backed by a commie state house and senate, theyll be going full bore gun grabber on us this year.
Sales between two law-enforcement officers, for example, would be exempt from the requirement.
Not here either. And the LEOs aren’t going out of their way to enforce it if and when.
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