As early as tonight, the New Mexico House could hold the final vote on legislation that would criminalize almost all private sales of firearms, Senate Bill 8. This is the last chance for NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters to contact their lawmakers in opposition to this anti-gun legislation before it hits the Governor’s desk. Please click here to contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 8 when it comes up for a vote.
Senate Bill 8, so-called “universal” background check legislation sponsored by Senators Richard Martinez (D) and Peter Wirth (D), would ban almost all private firearms sales between law-abiding individuals. Gun owners would be forced to pay fees and obtain government approval before selling firearms to friends, neighbors, co-workers, fellow hunters, competitive shooters or gun club members.
This proposal would have no impact on crime and is unenforceable without gun registration. As amended, Senate Bill 8 now requires that all federal firearm licensees perform these background checks. 30 out of 33 New Mexico Sheriffs oppose this legislation.
This article originally appeared at nraila.org and is reprinted here with permission.