Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tell NM Legislature to shoot down gun bills

by Randy Lynch

...This year, however, the Democrats won control of the House and Senate, and see our Republican governor as being too weak, unprincipled or just uninterested to resist them. I’m not sure they’re wrong, either. So, here comes a one-two punch against our rights in the form of House Bill 50 and Senate Bill 48.

Both bills are nearly identical and have cleared their respective committees with recommendations to pass. They’re designed to do something all Americans should oppose: inject government control deeper into our personal lives. Our society was built on the concept of limiting that kind of power in order to preserve more power for the individual, but we slip further away from that ideal every time we pass laws like this.

...With these bills, if you own a firearm, you cannot just sell it or give it to someone else. In other words, your personal property is no longer your personal property if it’s something that catches the attention of the government. Beyond the emotionally charged issue of firearms, that alone is disturbing. If you do want to give or sell your gun to another, you’d have to go through a gun dealer and they’d treat it like a new sale and impose on both parties the same screening and restrictions. Plus, the dealer would be authorized to charge for this. The government would again dictate how and where you spend your money and what you do with your own property, even with friends and family.

...This is our government and we need to make our voices heard. Call or email your senators and representatives and tell them that you don’t want them further regulating our lives. Call or email Governor Martinez and tell her she must veto without fear or hesitation if a bill like this comes to her desk. This is easy to do. All the contact information you need is available online at


Guy Heller said...

This is a travesty. The Second Amendment to the Constitution for the united States of America protects all others. I spent a major portion of my life in the great state of New Mexico, and I had a long conversation with a former police chief in Santa Fe. He expressed disdain and worry about things like this. He was a cordial and kind man. Sensible. He warned that in future, back in nineteen ninety six, that the bastards from the New York sector of influence would ruin the freedom of those indigenous to the land. He was right. Damned shame.

Anonymous said...

Publick schooling, over 30 years of federal BOE progressive-democrats agenda.....hard to win back all those indoctrinated children that are voting or in government now.