All the attempted gun grabs coming in the 2023 Legislative Session (so far)

As we reported in July, Democrats in the state legislature are scheming to ram through even more bad anti-gun bills to limit New Mexicans’ right to bear arms. They held a hearing where many proposals were previewed. 

During the July hearing, far-left Democrat Albuquerque-area legislators Dayan Hochman-Vigil and Pamelya Herndon released their plans to sponsor anti-gun bills in the 2023 Legislative Session. One measure would create and beef up the “Office of Gun Violence and Prevention,” which was initially funded $300,000 in the 2022 Legislative Session. Anti-gun activist Miranda Viscoli said the department, to be comparable with states like Colorado, needed approximately $3 million in funding. 

Herndon proposed a bill forcing New Mexicans to lock up their firearms. If they did not, and their gun somehow was used in an offense by a minor, the parent of that child could be made a felon if the victim of the crime is killed or permanently disabled. As noted by even some Democrats in the chamber, the bill would be the first crime proposal to base a defendant’s sentence not on their own actions but that of someone else (a minor) who got ahold of a firearm. 

Previous versions of this bill sponsored during the last two legislative sessions by state Sen. Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez (D-Bernalillo) have died.

Now, even more anti-gun proposals are coming to light. According to the Albuquerque Journal, “Rep.-elect Reena Szczepanski, D-Santa Fe, who plans to sponsor the legislation that would raise the buying age for purchasing AR-15-style rifles, said New Mexico needs to keep forging ahead on a multi-faceted approach to addressing gun violence.” 

“She also described the bill as aimed at closing a loophole, as New Mexico already has a minimum age of 21 to purchase semi-automatic handguns.” 

In response to the proposed gun grabs, state Rep. Stefani Lord said, “I feel the gun bills they present are consistently going after responsible gun owners and are not addressing crime issues.” 

Democrats are also floating expanding New Mexico’s anti-gun “Red Flag” laws that violate both Second Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights. 


10 thoughts on “All the attempted gun grabs coming in the 2023 Legislative Session (so far)”

  1. More laws is not the answer. Enforcing the law and truly prosecuting criminals for their crimes would go a long way in promoting peace & safety. These politicians need to be told that criminals don’t care about the law and it’s the people who are the problem, not the guns themselves. Hey Democrats, criminals DON’T obey the law!

  2. Rep. Lord….. You are 101% Correct about them going after Honest Citizens and Ignoring the Criminals…… But if your kinfolks were about to be deprived of the tools they use to “Hit A Lick” you’d act the same way

  3. Democrap gun grabbing demons of NM

    Tell these gun grabbing hypocrites to go to hell. They have armed guards with them everywhere they go. Mostly because they scared chicken sh!ts stealing our money. Our constitution gives us the right to bear arms. There are no stipulations attached to that right. To hell with cry baby lying disgusting liberals.
    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
    Too bad liberals are to stupid yo understand “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!”

  4. Just ONCE… I’d like to hear a discussion by our NM rulers telling us how they are going to remove guns from the criminal element. I am, as I am sure other law abiding citizens are, tired of ‘paying the price’ of losing RIGHTS that have been guaranteed by our US Constitution.

  5. …and this attitude is why we have one of the highest gun death rates in a country that has the highest gun death rate in the so-called civilized world.

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