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New Mexico: Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control to be Heard Tomorrow in Committee

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New Mexico: Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control to be Heard Tomorrow in Committee

Tomorrow, at 1:30pm in Room 321, the Senate Public Affairs Committee will hear a bill that is critically important to your rights.  Please contact committee members immediately and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 201.

Senate Bill 201: Firearm Transfer Act - Sponsored by Senator Michael Padilla, would ban all private firearms sales between law-abiding individuals, including every gift, loan or a simple handing off of a gun to a friend at the range. Gun owners would be forced to pay undetermined fees and obtain government approval before selling or gifting 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 gun registration. The bill also sets out civil liability for dealers who comply with this law and the transferee "is likely to commit an unlawful act involving the firearm.”

Please make plans to attend the hearing on Thursday to speak out against this misguided bill and contact committee members to urge them to OPPOSE SB 201.

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