New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed legislation Friday to criminalize private gun sales in the state.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that there has been a great divide over the bill, with state-level Democrats pushing it while gun rights groups, the vast majority of New Mexico Sheriffs, and New Mexico county governments oppose it.
Grisham dismissed those who did not support the gun control push, saying, “It’s clear to me that the NRA isn’t going to stop trying to meddle in making this a safer state.”
On March 2, Breitbart News reported that 21 of New Mexico’s 33 counties had declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries,” to indicate they would not be enforcing the gun control. Moreover, on February 10, Breitbart News reported that 29 of New Mexico’s 33 sheriffs signed a statement against the gun control. And the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association also made clear it planned to sue the state if the new gun control was enacted.
Grisham ignored the sheriffs’ concerns, tweeting, “A few law enforcement officers in this state have been making noise about how they won’t enforce gun safety measures because they don’t like them. That’s not how laws work, of course, and it’s not how oaths of office work either.”
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I believe Holder's Justice Dept showed the country that if you don't like a law don't enforce it.
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Proponents of the bill the governor signed have already said its an incremental process. They want more. They are not finished with gun control. NM is a lost cause with the overwhelming advantage the Dems have in the legislature and the GOP fractured and looking like deer in the headlights. It will be years before the GOP can win, maybe never. In the meantime the governor and legislature will do a lot of damage.
The new law cannot be enforced without registration and the Dems know it. Once they get registration we know what comes next.
This is how bad laws are nullified. Just because something is legal doesn't make it right, and while it may be possible to reverse bad law via the ballot box, it is rare. Hence ignoring them & refusing to carry out such dictates. It is a double-edged sword however.
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." - Oscar Wilde
"A nation can survive fools, even ambitious ones. But it cannot survive treason from within. . . ." - Cicero
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That about sums up how I feel about this dumbass governor.
According to the NRA-ILA, 30 of 33 sheriffs in NM oppose it. They are working the Red Flag law through now. I'm not optimistic that it will fail.
"...but the people want it!"
-- Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. --
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Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group affialted with Michael Bloomberg gave New Mexico Democrats and Democrat PACs $396,000.00 in the 2018 elections, with the new governor getting $11,000.00. The NRA gave a little over $21,000.00.
With instant voter registration on the horizon, more gun control in New Mexico seems likely.
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