While some may still see the group as a “non-partisan” organization, the League of Women Voters (LWV) is anything but.
Recently, organizers for the group that puts on debates and other events regarding elections wrote an op-ed for the Las Cruces Sun-News, which advocated for partisan Democrat gun control measures.
LWV gave its stamp of approval to the far-left anti-gun bill recently passed by Congress, saying it “limits access to guns for those who have been convicted of domestic violence in a dating relationship, creates federal straw purchasing and trafficking criminal offenses.”
As well, the group went even further to declare support for four other extreme anti-gun measures. The group wrote in the Sun-News piece, “In addition to these two features, the League recommended the following actions in a letter to the Senate and House judiciary committees: (1) closing the gun show loophole which exempts certain sales from the requirement of a federal background check of the buyer of a weapon, (2) providing universal background checks, (3) banning assault weapons and placing limits on high-capacity ammunition magazine size, and (4) funding research and reporting on gun violence in the United States.”
In essence, the group advocates for universal background checks on all firearms sold ever, banning many styles of firearms (making millions of Americans felons if the bill is passed), and extremist “gun violence” reporting, such as in New Mexico with the recently funded “Office of Gun Violence Prevention” aimed at assaulting Americans’ right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
LWV contends in the op-ed that the fact that good guys with guns help stop bad guys with guns is “dangerous” and that “people with guns make mistakes,” whether they are good or bad. It did not, however, speak on the fact that most crimes in America are committed by criminals who do not abide by gun laws — thus, anti-gun laws do not work.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, “An estimated 287,400 prisoners had possessed a
firearm during their offense. Among these, more than half (56%) had either stolen it (6%), found it at the scene of the crime (7%), or obtained it off the street or from the underground market (43%).”
The DOJ report added, “Among prisoners who possessed a gun during their offense, 90% did not obtain it from a retail source.”
Despite the facts, the League of Women Voters is propping up the far-left group run by Miranda Viscoli, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, which helped ram through New Mexico’s “red flag” law that has not been effective whatsoever in stopping “gun violence.”
Since the bill’s passage in 2020, the state has seen a sharp increase in violent crime, suggesting that the far-left anti-gun laws passed in New Mexico have not done anything but exacerbate violent gun offenses.
As well as gun-snatching, LWV put its rubber stamp of approval on socialist “free” (taxpayer-funded) college programs that are costing the state at least $75 million annually.
The group wrote, “Limitations on economic and educational opportunities also need to be addressed. Greater access to community colleges and universities through the Opportunity Scholarships and the efforts by the City of Las Cruces to lift up neighborhoods may help.”
The League of Women Voters has come out as an extremely leftist partisan organization and cannot be trusted to be anything but skewing sharply to the political left.
11 thoughts on “Beware: the ‘League of Women Voters’ wants to snatch your guns”
Good guys with guns helping stop the bad guys with guns is dangerous?
So in other words, this far left group of lunatics don’t want you to be able to defend yourself or others. I call that dangerous and against our Constitution.
I hope we have Constitutional Sheriff’s in this state who will stand up along side of us against this criminal madness.
As a natural born woman and a conservative God loving female, I say to heck with these psycho feminist. They are not women they are evil thugs, worse than the men they hate. These feminist hypocrites will murder their unborn children. Yet they want to deny people the right to defend our families and children we chose to create. Guns are for self defense from evil thugs. God loving people do not choose to murder as feminist do.. Americans are not afraid of this evil.
In my decades of voting, I’ve found the LWV guide balanced an non- partisan. I’d recommend viewing a copy before voting. If you are viewing only an individual source when forming an opinion surrounding voting or a news story, you are ill informed. Long live well regulated militias. Thou shalt not up kill is equally applicable to gun rights as it is abortion. Go to church not a cult.
Good to see some sanity on this radical page. LWV has always been an excellent source for voting information. I think that “gun snatchers” is stretching the facts a bit. We all need to realize that the USA has a GUN problem. No one is saying turn in your guns, just limit access to “killing machines” that no sane human would even want to own.
Gun problem or Criminal problem?? Rhetorical question or not??
No it isn’t a “gun problem” as you ignorantly posted but instead it is a criminal problem since the people killing others do not attain guns legally. When have you ever heard of a law abiding gun owner shooting other people? Wake up!
My response was for NM Creatrix & not anyone else.
“Shall not be infringed”
Our Constitution is the highest law of our land. Who the hell are these nonelected
women who are going against our 2nd Amendment? I’m sick and tired of these political hack groups who go along with the commie agenda and want to take away our constitutional rights. Screw them.
Sanity? Let’s examine this for a moment. By this ‘unassuming ‘ comment rational it would be sane to get rid of fire extinguishers, seat belts, bear spray, door locks, smoke and security alarms etc.
Not to mention armed police, military and security personnel.
Let’s say for sake of sanity and mention our neighbors to the North who are in the process of deeming anyone who is mentally unstable susceptible to assisted “suicide”. Anyone object to this? Well then I guess y’all are insane Trudeau that, right?
I remember over fifty years ago when the League of Women Voters hosted debates between candidates of both parties. Now days they have chosen sides and support the Progressive/Socialistic agenda we see in New Mexico. Today , we have the fake media hosting these debates with the League of Women Voters drinking the cool aid. Seems we can’t count on the League of Women Voters to host a unbiased issue in the state of New Mexico anymore.
Wouldn’t the criminal element LOVE not to worry about a citizen being armed? AND… if during a break in/public assault you did happen to attempt to defend yourself with a baseball bat (in my case, a cast iron skillet – yes, they make some small enough to fit in a purse), I would most likely be shot dead. I’d rather see trained police have the power to disarm the CRIMINAL element in our society. However, it seems in these modern times, the criminal has rights over law abiding citizens. Should I prepare to had over my skillet?