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Posted on January 22, 2014
Anti-gun state Representative Miguel Garcia (D-Bernalillo) pre-filed House Bill 44, legislation criminalizing non-dealer firearm transfers at gun shows and taking the first step toward a universal ban on private gun sales. We expect anti-gun activists and lawmakers to press for consideration of HB 44 during the 30-day session which began on Tuesday -- even though the Legislature is limited to dealing with budget-related items or measures that receive an executive message. That’s why it’s critical that you contact your state Senator and Representative TODAY, and urge them to oppose HB 44 and focus instead on the state’s important fiscal matters.
Information on how to reach your state lawmakers can be found here.
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Although HB 44 contains language that would require improved reporting to the FBI of persons prohibited from purchasing firearms and protect against the development of any registry of lawful gun buyers by state or local agencies, make no mistake: gun control remains the centerpiece of this very flawed legislation. Similar to last year’s House Bill 77, this will be just the first step toward banning ALL private gun sales and transfers - in fact, that's exactly what the original language of HB 77 did when it was introduced last year! If enacted, gun control advocates will check this scheme off their list and they will move toward gun bans and magazine limits, just like in Colorado.
Additional reasons why you should be concerned about House Bill 44 are provided below:
Why You Should Oppose HB 44
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