On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee rushed to vote out Senate Bill 427 and took no further action on Senate Bill 428 (but that bill is expected to be brought back up again during their Friday meeting at 1:30pm or upon adjournment in Room 321 – continue to check here for details and the committee’s zoom link: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Calendar/Session).
Senate Bill 427 by Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Las Cruces), imposes a 14-day waiting period on all firearm purchases, with an exception for concealed handgun licensees. This measure will add nothing to the existing FBI background check process and will only delay your ability to exercise your Second Amendment right to defend yourself, your family and your property. This makes for the longest firearms purchase waiting period in the entire country! It also applies when you go to a federal firearms licensed dealer (FFL) to be transferred a firearm you ordered. For more information on this proposal, click here.
Senate Bill 428 by Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Las Cruces) creates a hostile climate for lawful firearm-related industries and transactions by facilitating an increasing amount of litigation and claims, with vastly increased liability exposure and civil penalties, for even minor suspected violations of the terms of an FFL or the law as the basis for Unfair Trade Practices Act proceedings. For more information on this bill, click here.
Contact your State Senators and urge them to OPPOSE SB 427 & SB 428.
House Bill 100 – Another 14-Day Firearm Purchase Delay Bill – Could Soon Be Considered by the New Mexico House
Contact your State Representatives and tell them you OPPOSE HB 100 and waiting periods for law-abiding gun buyers.