The attacks on the Second Amendment keep coming in the Land of Enchantment! More anti-gun legislation has been pre-filed this week, this time by State Senator Linda Lopez (D-ABQ), who is proposing a California-style 11% excise tax on firearms, firearm precursor parts, suppressors, and ammunition, to be collected from New Mexico firearms retailers and sporting goods outlets and placed in both the crime victims reparation fund and a fund for services to children and families involved in abuse or neglect situations (the latter being an area where the current administration and state agencies have failed abysmally.) This bill would make it more expensive for law-abiding citizens to exercise a constitutional right and to practice or train with firearms to become safer and more proficient when using them recreationally, or for hunting, competition or self-defense.
This tax on your Second Amendment rights will not be assigned a bill number until after the New Mexico Legislature convenes next Tuesday, January 16th. And we are still waiting for progressive, anti-gun lawmakers to file Governor Gun Grab's legislation banning semi-automatic firearms and limiting magazine capacity. Now is the time to begin contacting your State Senator and State Representative and urging them to OPPOSE waiting periods and special taxes on lawful firearms purchases, bans on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, and limits on standard capacity magazines for those firearms.
Also, make sure you register for NRA-ILA's pre-session webinar taking place at 7:00pm on Monday, January 15th, to learn how you can help stop these attacks on your Second Amendment rights at the Roundhouse. Advance sign-up is required and you can do so by clicking here.