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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) on Friday signed a bill requiring background checks on almost all firearm sales in the state.

The legislation makes it a misdemeanor to sell a firearm to almost anyone without a background check, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

The bill, which is opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), will go into effect in July.

“It’s clear to me that the NRA isn’t going to stop trying to meddle in making this a safer state,” Lujan Grisham said Friday. “We all have a constitutional right to be safe in our homes and our communities,” she later added.

Gun store owners and those with federal firearm licenses are now required by law to conduct background checks before selling a gun.

All other sales, including those between people over the internet, will require a background check through a federal firearms license holder.

Sales between law enforcement officers or immediate family members will not be subject to the background checks required by the legislation. The law also would not apply to antique firearms, construction tools or emergency flares.

Republicans have vowed to fight the legislation, saying they will push petitions calling for a statewide vote on repealing the law, the newspaper reported. Opponents to the law argue that the bill infringes on constitutional rights to carry firearms and claim it won’t prevent crime.

Twenty-five officials in the state’s 33 counties adopted “Second Amendment Sanctuary” declarations this week, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

The declarations say the counties effectively will refuse to enforce the law.

Gun control advocates and the legislation's supporters said it will close a loophole in the state law and keep weapons away from dangerous people.

“They reduce the rate of women killed by an intimate partner, they reduce suicide rates, they reduce the rate of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty – they save lives,” Lujan Grisham wrote on Twitter.

The U.S. House last month approved legislation that would require all gun sellers to conduct background checks on gun buyers. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) applauded Lujan Grisham for signing the legislation into law, encouraging the U.S. Senate to pass the federal bill.

“Too many Americans have lost loved ones to the gun violence epidemic,” Pelosi tweeted Friday. “It’s time to take immediate action to save lives — which the Senate can do by voting to pass #HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. #enough.”

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/433340-new-mexico-governor-signs-law-requiring-background-checks-for-almost-all

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25 minutes ago, FUJIMO said:

Another state I'm glad I don't live in 😁

Yeah. If it's colored blue, it could usually benefit from a good swarm of locusts

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6 hours ago, xsubsailor said:

“We all have a constitutional right toI be safe in our homes and our communities,” she later added.

Isn't the constitutional right that she is referring to the 2nd amendment? Isn't that why we have the 2nd? 

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6 hours ago, FUJIMO said:

Another state I'm glad I don't live in 😁

Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Are you sure it isn't coming here?

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1 hour ago, Photoguy67 said:

Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Are you sure it isn't coming here?

Next time the Dems hit the triple in DC, it's coming everywhere.

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37 minutes ago, Oh Shoot said:

Next time the Dems hit the triple in DC, it's coming everywhere.

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You are correct. It is not a question of "if" but a question of "when".

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8 hours ago, Oh Shoot said:

Next time the Dems hit the triple in DC, it's coming everywhere.

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I'm afraid so. 

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9 hours ago, Photoguy67 said:

Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Are you sure it isn't coming here?

TGO already has it's share of prognosticators , I was referring to the state itself. While this stupidity made national news I can only imagine what other ridiculous laws they're passing that we don't hear about.

 

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17 hours ago, xsubsailor said:

Twenty-five officials in the state’s 33 counties adopted “Second Amendment Sanctuary” declarations this week, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

The declarations say the counties effectively will refuse to enforce the law.

 

I'll be interested to see how this plays out.

 

This also reminded me of a case (from MT maybe?) where people were making the argument that the Feds couldn't regulate something to do with guns or gun sales if the gun(s) never left the state. Does that ring any bells with anyone else? Anyone know how that turned out?

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Does the law address the fee for the background check?

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13 hours ago, FUJIMO said:

TGO already has it's share of prognosticators , I was referring to the state itself. While this stupidity made national news I can only imagine what other ridiculous laws they're passing that we don't hear about.

 

Honestly, I’m not sure it won’t happen here in the State of Tennessee. At some point the politics here, are going to be controlled by the cities of Nashville and Memphis, just like Denver controls Colorado, Chicago controls Illinois and New York City controls New York.  Georgia will probably go blue in the next decade, as Atlanta continues to grow. The a Democrats all most got the Governor’s office last year.

It’s coming folks!

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