NM Dems exploit Farmington tragedy to resurrect defeated anti-gun bills
New Mexico’s Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the federal delegation have been going all-in, attempting to politicize the tragic Farmington shooting, which left three dead and six injured.
New Mexico’s Democrat U.S. Reps. Teresa Leger Fernandez, Melanie Stansbury, and Gabe Vasquez led a moment of silence on the House floor, and at the same time, they pushed for anti-gun laws.
New Mexico’s Democrat state lawmakers who unsuccessfully attempted to ram through extreme anti-gun laws are weaponizing the tragedy to get another shot at passing their extremist legislation.
Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Las Cruces), who proposed a bill banning all firearms with a capacity of more than ten rounds, told the Albuquerque Journal, “I’m hoping my colleagues won’t forget the events in Farmington this week when we meet again.”
Rep. Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe), who sponsored a similar bill to Cervantes’, said, “It’s just heartbreaking…. As we heal from all of this, it’s ‘what can we do next?’ — that’s where my mindset is.”
“But Sen. Carrie Hamblen, D-Las Cruces, said the young age of the shooting suspect in Farmington underscores the need to raise the minimum age to 21 for the purchase of semiautomatic rifles — a proposal she intends to reintroduce,” reported the Journal.
“We will continue to pursue legislation that is about responsible gun ownership,” she claimed.
While Democrats continue politicizing the deaths of people due to mental illness in order to push anti-gun laws, Republicans say they are focused on fixing the root cause — the mental health crisis.