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    Angry Hb 77 redux: Gun control crowd at it again in the land of enchantment!

    HB 77 REDUX: GUN CONTROL CROWD AT IT AGAIN
    IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT!

    Not satisfied to wait until the 2014 session of the New Mexico Legislature – which begins in just two months – they will be making a special trip to Santa Fe to present arguments for HB 77 to an interim legislative committee this coming week.

    As you’ll recall, HB 77 was the gun control measure sponsored by State Rep. Miguel Garcia (D-ABQ) during the 2013 Legislature which died on the last day of session. It began as a bill that would have criminalized ALL private firearms transfers – even between family and friends. After significant amendments, it ultimately targeted those sales at gun shows and similar events.

    The committee will also take public comment at the hearing, which is usually limited to just a few minutes per person. And although they cannot advance any legislation at this time, they can vote to “endorse” the proposal for the 2014 session. That’s why it’s critical that opponents of this measure turn out, pack the hearing room and voice their opposition to HB 77! Hearing details are below:

    Courts, Corrections & Justice Interim Committee Meeting
    Friday, November 22
    State Capitol - Room 322
    2:30pm (public comment slated to begin at 3:30pm)

    If you cannot attend the hearing, please take the time to share your concerns via email with the members of the interim committee. A list of committee members can be found here (see attachment.)

    Why should you be concerned about HB 77?

    Because this is just the first step towards criminalizing ALL private transfers of firearms; in fact, as mentioned above, the introduced-version of HB 77 in the 2013 session did just that. No background check legislation will ever be “universal”, since criminals will simply ignore the law.

    Because it’s an ineffective crime control proposal. In April of 2013, PoliceOne conducted a national survey of 15,000 active and retired law enforcement officers of all ranks and department sizes on the topics of gun & crime control. Nearly 80 percent said that a prohibition on private, non-dealer transfers of firearms between individuals would not reduce violent crime.

    Because current laws are not being enforced. According to a 2012 report to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 72,000 people were turned down on a gun purchase in 2010 because they didn’t clear a background check. Only 44 of those cases – or just .06 percent – were prosecuted. Existing laws are not even being enforced and proponents are calling for expanding background checks to cover private firearms transactions.

    Because gun shows aren’t a source of crime guns. A Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of state prison inmates who had used or possessed firearms in the course of committing their crimes found that 79 percent acquired their firearms from “street/illegal sources” or “friends and family”. This includes theft of firearms, black market purchases of stolen firearms, and straw purchases. Only 1.7 percent obtained a firearm at a gun show.

    And perhaps most importantly, because a January 2013 internal Department of Justice memo summarizing so-called gun violence prevention strategies stated that the effectiveness of universal background checks depends on “requiring gun registration.”

    COURTS, CORRECTIONS AND JUSTICE INTERIM COMMITTEE MEMBERS


    Rep. Gail Chasey, Co-Chair (D)
    gail@gailchasey.com
    Sen. Richard C. Martinez, Co-Chair (D)
    richard.martinez@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon (D)
    eliseo.alcon@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D)
    joseph@cervanteslawnm.com
    Rep. Zachary J. Cook (R)
    zachary.cook@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Yvette Herrell (R)
    yherrell@yahoo.com
    Rep. Emily Kane (D)
    emilykane4nm@gmail.com
    Sen. Linda M. Lopez (D)
    linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Georgene Louis (D)
    georgene.louis@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. Cisco McSorley (D)
    cisco.mcsorley@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert (R)
    jpandp@comcast.net
    Rep. William "Bill" R. Rehm (R)
    bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. Sander Rue (R)
    sander.rue@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Mimi Stewart (D)
    mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. Lisa A. Torraco (R)
    lisa.torraco@nmlegis.gov



    ADVISORY MEMBERS


    Rep. Phillip M. Archuleta (D)
    phillip.archuleta@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. Craig W. Brandt (R)
    craig.brandt@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Cathrynn N. Brown (R)
    cath@cathrynnbrown.com
    Sen. Jacob R. Candelaria (D)
    jacob.candelaria@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Brian F. Egolf, Jr. (D)
    brian.egolf@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Kelly K. Fajardo (R)
    kelly.fajardo@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Miguel P. Garcia (D)
    miguel.garcia@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. Daniel A. Ivey-Soto (D)
    daniel.ivey-soto@nmlegis.gov
    Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas (D)
    rep16@moejustice.com

    Sen. Bill B. O'Neill (D)
    oneillsd13@billoneillfornm.com
    Rep. Paul A. Pacheco (R)
    paul.pacheco@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. William H. Payne (R)
    william.payne@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. John Pinto (D)
    N/A
    Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D)
    pat.roybalcaballero@nmlegis.gov
    Sen. Michael S. Sanchez (D)
    (505) 986-4727
    Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D) sheryl.stapleton@nmlegis.gov
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    Here is the email list to copy and paste:

    gail@gailchasey.com (gail@gailchasey.com); richard.martinez@nmlegis.gov (richard.martinez@nmlegis.gov); eliseo.alcon@nmlegis.gov (eliseo.alcon@nmlegis.gov); joseph@cervanteslawnm.com (joseph@cervanteslawnm.com); zachary.cook@nmlegis.gov (zachary.cook@nmlegis.gov); yherrell@yahoo.com (yherrell@yahoo.com); emilykane4nm@gmail.com (emilykane4nm@gmail.com); linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov (linda.lopez@nmlegis.gov); georgene.louis@nmlegis.gov (georgene.louis@nmlegis.gov); cisco.mcsorley@nmlegis.gov (cisco.mcsorley@nmlegis.gov); jpandp@comcast.net (jpandp@comcast.net); bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov (bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov); sander.rue@nmlegis.gov (sander.rue@nmlegis.gov); mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov (mimi.stewart@nmlegis.gov); lisa.torraco@nmlegis.gov (lisa.torraco@nmlegis.gov); phillip.archuleta@nmlegis.gov (phillip.archuleta@nmlegis.gov); craig.brandt@nmlegis.gov (craig.brandt@nmlegis.gov); cath@cathrynnbrown.com (cath@cathrynnbrown.com); jacob.candelaria@nmlegis.gov (jacob.candelaria@nmlegis.gov); brian.egolf@nmlegis.gov (brian.egolf@nmlegis.gov); kelly.fajardo@nmlegis.gov (kelly.fajardo@nmlegis.gov); miguel.garcia@nmlegis.gov (miguel.garcia@nmlegis.gov); daniel.ivey-soto@nmlegis.gov (daniel.ivey-soto@nmlegis.gov); rep16@moejustice.com (rep16@moejustice.com); oneillsd13@billoneillfornm.com (oneillsd13@billoneillfornm.com); paul.pacheco@nmlegis.gov (paul.pacheco@nmlegis.gov); william.payne@nmlegis.gov (william.payne@nmlegis.gov); pat.roybalcaballero@nmlegis.gov (pat.roybalcaballero@nmlegis.gov); sheryl.stapleton@nmlegis.gov (sheryl.stapleton@nmlegis.gov)

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    Albuq. Journal on gun control legislation

    Thanks AH.74 & RogueAussie-
    I emailed my concerns but was not able to make the meeting. It looks like there was an impact with the emails they received and the people that attended the meeting. Here are pieces from today’s Albuquerque Journal that did a piece on it.

    SANTA FE – The debate over gun control at the state Capitol shows no signs of dying down.

    An attempt to bring back a bill to expand background checks for New Mexico firearm buyers – thwarted in the Legislature this year – prompted a new round of heated discussion Friday. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Miguel P. Garcia, D-Albuquerque, said he hopes to reintroduce the measure during the 2014 legislative session and has asked Gov. Susana Martinez to add it to agenda for the 30-day session. He said it would help the state keep guns away from individuals who are not allowed to have them – a list that includes felons and the mentally incompetent.

    However, opponents of the bill vowed to renew their fight against the legislation. “(The bill) is the first step toward criminalizing all private transfers of firearms,” said Tara Reilly Mica, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association.

    More than 50 people showed up for Friday’s hearing at the Roundhouse and members of an interim legislative panel that heard two hours of testimony said they had been bombarded by emails, mostly from opponents of the measure. At least one State Police security officer kept a close watch over the meeting.

    Garcia’s measure would close the so-called gun show loophole by requiring private sellers at gun shows to have background checks done on would-be buyers prior to a sale. Federally licensed firearm dealers are already required to conduct such checks on buyers.

    Martinez, the state’s first-term GOP governor, threw her support behind the legislation this year after it was amended to include a mental health reporting component. A Martinez spokesman said Friday that the governor still supports the “compromise” measure but has not decided whether to add it to the 2014 legislative session agenda.
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    NM FixNICS ranking

    Looks like on a per capita basis NM is ranked #18 of states reporting mental cases at 6,040.
    Nothing like a NM RINO Governor to support restrictions on 2A. Of course she has to contend with all those Kalifornians and New Yorkers duded-up western in their Santa Fe casitas - bringing their progressivism to the rubes in NM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPmatt View Post
    Looks like on a per capita basis NM is ranked #18 of states reporting mental cases at 6,040.
    Nothing like a NM RINO Governor to support restrictions on 2A. Of course she has to contend with all those Kalifornians and New Yorkers duded-up western in their Santa Fe casitas - bringing their progressivism to the rubes in NM.
    Nice attitude, it's very helpful.

    And it's not like there aren't any people from CA or NY in Texas, right? I've heard a lot of talk about changing values in Texas- you're not immune either. Don't fool yourself.

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    Here's a link to a site that allows you to email EVERY MEMBER OF THE COURTS, CORRECTIONS AND JUSTICE
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