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New Mexico: House Judiciary Committee Advances Watered-Down Version of House Bill 77

Monday, February 11, 2013

Contact Your State Representative in Opposition to HB 402 Firearms and Magazine Ban

On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 13-3 to advance House Bill 77, introduced by Rep. Miguel Garcia (D-ABQ), to the Appropriations and Finance Committee.  While HB 77 has undergone significant revisions over the last two weeks, NRA-ILA  still opposes this measure.

As we reported last week, House Bill 402 introduced by Rep. Stephen Easley (D-Eldorado) – a New York-style gun and magazine ban – has been referred to the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee and the House Judiciary Committee, but it has still not been scheduled for a hearing.  We will notify you when that occurs but, in the meantime, please contact legislators on the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee and the House Judiciary Committee and tell them to oppose House Bill 402.  Contact information can be found below. For more information on this bill, click here.

As introduced, HB 77 would have restricted all private firearm transfers  - including those between family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.  Anyone who was not a federal firearms licensed dealer (FFL) would have had to contact the New Mexico Department of Public Safety prior to selling, giving, loaning, renting or trading any firearm to another; provide DPS with detailed information on the firearm being sold and the person to whom the firearm was being transferred; and receive approval from DPS before completing the transfer.  A gun transfer fee (tax) would have been imposed on the recipient to pay for this bureaucratic and duplicative process, which would have created a state registry of legal firearms transferors and purchasers.

The first committee substitute proposed for HB 77 would have made it a crime for an individual to transfer his or her legally-owned firearm without going through an FFL to conduct a background check on the transferee.  Exceptions were made for only certain categories of individuals – family,  domestic partners, stepchildren, foster or adopted children or persons who live in the same residence and maintain a single economic unit – and temporary transfers for hunting or target practice, but the substitute would have still applied to gun sales, gifts, loans, rentals or trades between friends, neighbors, co-workers or more distant relatives.  No background check will ever be "universal" since criminals will simply ignore the law.  Universal background checks cannot work without universal registration.  

The most recent version of HB 77, which the House Judiciary Committee ultimately approved, calls for organizers or promoters of gun shows in New Mexico to provide the services of an FFL to process background checks for private firearm transfers, which would now be required at these events (except if the transfer is to a New Mexico concealed handgun licensee).  It provides immunity from liability to the transferor and the FFL for complying with this requirement.  It requires mental health records that would disqualify someone from being able to purchase or possess firearms to be reported to the FBI for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and establishes a process for restoration of rights if the disqualifying condition is removed.  Make no mistake, this legislation isn’t just about banning private sales at gun shows.  This is the first step toward criminalizing ALL private firearm transfers, even between family and friends, in New Mexico.   

 

Please contact legislators on the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee  and the House Judiciary Committee TODAY and tell them to oppose House Bill 402!

 Please contact your state legislators and tell them to oppose HB 77.  Contact information for your state legislators can be found by clicking here.  

House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee

 

Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon (D-Cibola & McKinley- 6) – Chairman

Phone: (505) 986-4844

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Bernalillo-13) – Vice Chairman

Phone:  (505) 986-4243

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Thomas Anderson (R-Bernalillo-29)

Phone:  (505) 986-4451

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Gail Chasey (D-Bernalillo-18)

Phone:  (505) 986-4412

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Jason Harper (R-Sandoval-57)

Phone:  (505) 986-4254

Email:  [email protected]

 

 

House Judiciary Committee

 

Representative Gail Chasey (D-Bernalillo-18) - Chairman

Phone:  (505) 986-4412

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Georgene Louis (D-Bernalillo-26) – Vice Chairman

Phone:  (505)

986-4464

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon (D-Cibola & McKinley- 6)

Phone:  (505) 986-4844

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Cathrynn N. Brown (R-Eddy -55)

Phone:  (505) 986-4211

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Zachary J. Cook (R-Lincoln & Otero-56)

Phone:  (505)

986-4452

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Brian F. Egolf, Jr. (D-Santa Fe-47)

Phone:  (505)

986-4423

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Kelly K. Fajardo (R-Valencia- 7)

Phone:  (505)

986-4220

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Miguel P. Garcia (D-Bernalillo-14)

Phone:  (505)

986-4327

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo-30)

Phone:  (505)

986-4757

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Emily Kane (D-Bernalillo-15)

Phone:  (505)

986-4464

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Antonio "Moe" Maestas (D-Bernalillo-16)

Phone:  (505)

986-4774

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Terry H. McMillan (R-Dona Ana-37)

Phone:  (505)

986-4450

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Paul A. Pacheco (R-Bernalillo & Sandoval-23)

Phone:  (505)

986-4214

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative William R. "Bill" Rehm (R-Bernalillo-31)

Phone:  (505)

986-4214

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Bernalillo-13)

Phone:  (505)

986-4243

Email:  [email protected]

 

Representative Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo-21)

Phone:  (505)

986-4842

Email:  [email protected]

 

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