Good News for 2nd Amendment Supporters
The bad gun bill HB-77 is back, but after the Courts, Corrections & Justice Interim Committee meeting Friday the 22nd it appears that the bill is completely going down.
Six thousand emails were sent this past week, in just a couple days, to members of the Courts, Corrections & Justice Interim Committee. People from across the state joined in sending emails to their public servants in Santa Fe.
More Legislators Opposing Gun Control
The committee meeting Friday shows that legislators and their constituents have serious concerns about last legislative session’s bill. Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D. – Albuquerque) suggested that collection of data on supporters of the second amendment might be an infringement on both the second and fourth amendments. Second amendment supporters from across the state flocked to the meeting to speak in behalf of gun rights. Typical of our state’s legislature, the meeting was running late and there wasn’t enough time for every gun rights supporter to speak, but this just showed that our side showed up in force!
Other legislators that we didn’t hear from very much are stepping out as well. The opposition is growing as constituents push their legislators to support the second amendment and our state’s constitution.
One of the most important factors to mention is that the band of eight Republicans that supported HB-77 last winter is unraveling (story from last legislative session here). Representative Paul Pacheco (R. – Albuquerque) has a long record of service in Albuquerque law enforcement and has seen that HB-77 is a bill that takes our state in the wrong direction. He’s taken a part in standing against resurrecting the bill for this session.
I’ll be following this gun rights issue in the coming months. Stay tuned for more updates– we hope to have video clips from the committee meeting soon!
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Have at it! My only request is that you credit to “PF” and add a link to this blog.
I was under the impression that Sen. Ivey-Soto found it somewhat acceptable that the 2nd & 4th Amendments were infringed upon in this bill. I’m paraphrasing some of Sen. Ivy-Soto’s comments below.
“One thing about this issue that causes me pause is the need for folks to have consistency. We don’t have a lot of info on gun transfers because Federal law is clear about the FBI destroying info received in background checks within 24 hrs and that FFL dealers cannot keep any digital copies, only paper ones There is a need to maintain the continuous erosion upon peoples’ rights. In talking about numbers, isn’t it true that once a felony case is completed and sentenced, doesn’t that information then become public record? Can we use this public information to see if a gun was purchased legally at a gun show?”
Thanks for sharing, Elaine.