SB 224: Lock Up Your Guns or Face State Charges
Dear New Mexico NRA Member:
Another legislative session -- another ineffective, intrusive and unenforceable gun control proposal. You wonder what they'll come up with next? Well, here it is: Senate Bill 224 by Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D-ABQ), who must be auditioning for anti-gun billionaire Bloomberg's support in her campaign for the 1st Congressional District.
SB 224 reads as follows: "It is an offense for a firearm owner or authorized user to store or keep a firearm in any premises unless the firearm is secured in a locked container or secured by a gun lock or other means so as to render the firearms inaccessible or unusable to any person other than the owner or authorized user."
You could be fined up to $500 for failing to do so, or $1,000 if a minor, an "at risk" person or a prohibited person obtains the firearm. Both are misdemeanor penalties.
But, it doesn't stop there. The bill could actually make you a criminal if a minor were allowed access to your firearm, unless he or she is at least twelve years of age and has already successfully completed a firearms safety training course. So you could be charged with a misdemeanor for teaching your kid how to shoot.