Last Updated: 02/27/2019
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2019 Legislative Almanac and link for upload to smart device.
Bloomberg backed agenda is scheduled for a hearing in House
Judiciary on Monday, 2/4/2019
House Judiciary will hear four bills on Monday:
HB8: "universal" background checks
HB40 background checks at gun shows
HB83 Extreme Risk Protection Order or "red flag"
HB87 Domestic Violence & Firearm
House Chamber at 1:30pm
House Bill 8: "Universal" Background Checks - Sponsored by
Representative Debra Sarinana, would ban all private firearms sales between
law-abiding individuals. Gun owners would be forced to pay undetermined fees and
obtain government approval before selling firearms to family members, friends,
neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club
members. This proposal will have no impact on crime and is unenforceable without
House Bill 40: Background Checks at Gun Shows: Sponsored by Representative Miguel Garcia, would require criminal records checks on private firearms sales at gun shows - a perennial target of the gun control crowd, even though studies show that these events are not a source of crime guns.
House Bill 83: Extreme risk protection order or "red flag"
legislation sponsored by Representative Daymon Ely, would authorize the seizure
of firearms and ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged
statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a
danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding -- prior to any formal
court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present
counter evidence -- would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that
person's home and confiscate their private property.
House Bill 87: Domestic Violence & Firearm - by Representative Deborah Armstrong expands the state's "prohibited person" firearm law by purportedly incorporating federal firearm disqualifications. The bill would prohibit individuals convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanor crimes or who are subject to a domestic violence protective order from purchasing or possessing a firearm, with violations being a criminal offense. However, the bill goes far beyond the categories currently included in federal law, in addition to requiring firearm seizure.
House Judiciary Committee members are as follows:
Gail Chasey (D) - Chair
Daymon Ely (D) - Vice Chair
Eliseo Lee Alcon (D)
Deborah Armstrong (D)
Micaela Lara Cadena (D)
Christine Chandler (D)
Zachary Cook (R)
Brian Egolf (D)
Dayan Hochman-Vigil (D)
Georgene Louis (D)
Matthew McQueen (D)
Greg Nibert (R)
Bill Rehm (R)
James Townsend (R)
Sun News Article.
It feels like Groundhog Day is arriving early at the Roundhouse this year. Once again, gun control advocates are vowing to pass a package of unpopular gun control laws. And if things play out as in past years, these bill will go nowhere. That’s because New Mexicans value their freedom over the radical gun control agenda of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The gun control bills on Bloomberg Wish List are ineffective, intrusive, and unnecessary measures that won’t make New Mexicans any safer.
The Bloomberg Wish List includes a so-called universal background check bill similar to the one New Mexico lawmakers rejected in 2017. The proposal would effectively ban all private firearms sales between law-abiding citizens. Under so-called universal background checks, honest, hard-working New Mexicans would be forced to pay undetermined fees and obtain government approval before selling a firearm to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club members. Supporters falsely claim they are targeting gun shows and online transactions. But studies by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics show that less than one percent of crime guns are acquired at gun shows. Further, background checks are already required before anyone takes delivery of a firearm purchased online.
Also on Bloomberg’s Wish List is Red Flag or extreme risk protection order legislation. This measure would allow law enforcement agents to confiscate firearms and ammunition from law-abiding individuals. Under this proposal, a person’s ex-spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend could make unfounded, uncorroborated, and unchallenged statements against an innocent gun owner, costing them their gun rights. No one should lose their fundamental right to protect themselves without a formal hearing before a court at which they can defend themselves.
Another Bloomberg priority is a measure that would make it harder for law-abiding parents to protect their families. So-called Child Access Protection laws would allow the government to come into your home and tell you exactly how to store your firearms and ammunition. As a responsible gun owner, I store my firearms in such a way that no unauthorized person has access to them. How I choose to store my firearms may not be appropriate for everyone. Let individuals and families decide what works best for their situation, because each one is unique.
Additionally, New Mexico already has a law on the books to hold adults accountable for putting children at risk in this way, or any other manner (NMSA Section 30-6-1). Under current law, it is a felony for a responsible person to knowingly, intentionally or negligently place a child in a situation that may endanger the child’s life or health. The government already has the tools to charge and prosecute these parents or guardians.
Gun control extremists are even pushing a bill that would take away a person’s gun rights for making harassing phone calls, texts, or emails. Federal law already bans domestic abusers from access to firearms. There is no need for an additional state law which could easily be abused by a vindictive ex-spouse or partner.
New Mexicans who are concerned about crime and protecting our civil liberties deserve better than a Bloomberg Wish List of failed gun control schemes. Every single one of his proposals is unenforceable, ineffective, intrusive and unnecessary. Most importantly, they won’t make us any safer.
While the New Mexico Legislature will not convene for its 60-day Regular Session until January 15, anti-gun lawmakers who support Bloomberg’s radical gun control agenda have already started pre-filing unprecedented attacks on your Second Amendment rights. The bill introduction deadline is February 14 and we will continue to update you as more firearm-related bills are filed. Here’s what New Mexico gun owners are facing so far in the Roundhouse:
Please also contact the office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham<https://www.governor.state.nm.us/contact/>, who has expressed support for all of these measures, and politely and respectfully let her know that you OPPOSE them. Make sure you put bill numbers in the subject line of your emails.