Dems join Keller to preview their extreme anti-gun bills for 2023 legislature

On Wednesday, Democrats previewed their extreme anti-gun bills via a press conference with far-left Democrat Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller. Of course, the preview was marketed as “crime-focused” however, it only dealt with taking more guns away from law-abiding citizens via government action.

Keller tried pulling at heartstrings, telling reporters, “The difference between a violent crime and a deadly crime and a loss of life is typically the involvement of a firearm,” He said, “And because of that, the criminal justice system should reflect the enhancement that a life could be lost, a child could die, because of that weapon as opposed to if that weapon was not in the equation.”

Three Democrat lawmakers attended the presser, including Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo).

“The purpose of the legislation is not to create another criminal penalty, but the purpose of the legislation is to remind gun owners and firearm owners that you have a responsibility to keep those firearms safely secured if you decide to own one. And when you are negligent in that responsibility, there will be a penalty,” claimed Representative Herndon.

Previously during a July Legislative Courts, Corrections, and Justice Committee, far-left Democrats mentioned plans they had to bring forth anti-gun legislation. At the meeting, opposing voices were silenced. 

As we previously reported:

State Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Doña Ana) threatened to make parents felons and bankrupt them if they don’t lock up their firearms. He said, “You tell parents you’re gonna lose everything you own” if they don’t lock up guns. Cervantes added he wants to sue “manufacturers and marketers of guns” while saying, “Bring it on if you think the Constitution protects unfettered use and access of guns.” He then applauded Australia’s near-total ban on firearms.

Rep. Stefani Lord (R-Sandia Park) said during her commentary, “Before we start passing insane gun laws, we need to make sure they don’t get kicked back” on grounds of constitutionality.

State Rep. Gail Chasey (D-Bernalillo) claimed automatic firearms are “weapons of war.” 

Rep. Moe Maestas (D-Bernalillo) chimed in, comparing guns to “nuclear bombs.” He said that “forty years ago, there was an SNL skit where Everyone was walking around with a nuclear bomb. So apparently, that’s come to fruition.” 

Maestas was just tapped by the Bernalillo County Commission to fill the remaining term of former state Sen. Jacob Candelaria, who quit his post. He is married to anti-gun lobbyist Vanessa Alarid.

During the 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. 


25 thoughts on “Dems join Keller to preview their extreme anti-gun bills for 2023 legislature”

  1. 2nd Amendment Rights:
    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.”

    Sounds pretty straight forward to me.
    But look how they twist the Constitution to suit their own agenda of gaining
    full control of our lives, while we continue paying their salaries.
    They will take guns away from peaceful, law abiding citizens and allow the criminals to keep theirs. That’s how much they hate us. DON’T EVER THINK OUR GOVERNMENT GIVES A CRAP ABOUT YOU!
    THEY DON’T. And everything they do proves that, if you’d only open your eyes and wake up!

    1. The problem is that we don’t have a well regulated militia. It’s necessary to freedom, and we don’t have one. That is why we’re watching Constitutional crimes being committed with no law enforcement by the people.

      1. Here’s how I currently see things.
        We can now clearly see what our enemies are doing to us.
        We are very focused on their moves. But what can we do about it?
        First we need to educate ourselves, and then others, on the principles, and God given rights, laid before us by our founding fathers.
        Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence

        ”But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

        Here’s A decent translation:
        But when a government becomes tyrannical and abusive with consistent, repeated violations of the people’s rights, with the intent to make them slaves of the state, then the people have the right–in fact, the duty to revolt against the government, and put new rules in place to protect their future rights.

        We need to find strong leaders within our communities. Do you know if you have a Constitutional Sheriff? They have alot of power. We can no longer afford to be complacent. Where it goes from there…I don’t know… only that it’s a starting point that we need to take now.

        Above all – NEVER, EVER SURRENDER YOUR GUNS!!!


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          2. If you have a land patent they can not steal it ( your land ). If they have taken – stolen from you there is no statute of limitations on fraud . Fraud visaites Fraud .

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          3. can you elaborate on this….I was reading about something a while back with patenting your home but wasn’t quit sure about it….

  2. Maria is 100% right. These communists have violated every word of the constitution that they cynically swore to uphold. There was no crime problem till those same marxists coddled criminals and ignored victims, handcuffed police and have made this city unrecognizable. They really don’t give a damn about people only the Marxist agenda they have been paid to follow. By trampling on the rights of the citizens these low life’s have sold their patrimony to the Bloombergs and Soros for self aggrandizement and a few shekels

  3. Timmy wants his city to be a cesspool and is doing everything in his power to make it so. Apparently the people like it that way because they re-elected the Tiny Tyrant and gave her a new pet in Torrez. Keep electing criminals and the state will keep acting like criminals…

  4. Yep… why not just go ahead to send police and national guard door to door and disarm law abiding citizens. This way, the armed criminal element doesn’t have to worry about being harmed, and the law-abiding citizen can take a course on how to confront an armed person so maybe they can ‘talk down’ an armed person and save a life… guess this a bit sarcastic… but, just what are the stats for total number of shootings per year and how the percentages stack up for legal use, verses criminal use of a weapon. BTW: I do believe parents absolutely need to train children about guns and weapon safety, and never leave children alone with unattended weapons – I will say respect for my father and his training me about firearms, I not once touched one of his weapons he kept in his unlocked gun cabinet without his attendance and permission. His house, his rules. At this stage of my life, I feel the ‘law/rules’ favors the criminal element. Makes me wonder sometimes – what is the purpose for obeying the law? Does one think, um… murder 3-5 years, maybe – I can take a break and do that time and get out for good behavior. Where’s the real deterrent?

  5. We live in a democracy. The people of ABQ reelected this mayor. So they must want more of his crime, homeless encampments, stolen cars, and now less ways to protect themselves. It is what they voted for so let them have it.

    1. We do not have a Democracy. We have a Constitutional Republic. Why we have ‘representatives’, even though they do not represent the people.

      The people did not elect them, they were seated.

    2. Hey keith the brainwashing from your t v programming is working. as Ellen said, THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRACY. Read about France’s little revolution where blood ran in the streets that they want to pull off again here, that terrified our founders and anyone with a soul.
      I would recommend turning off msm and read our founding documents to purge yourself from marxism and the effects of the ten planks of the communist manifesto.

  6. So they care about children being hurt? What about the defenseless babies being hacked to death in their mother’s wombs? Oh yes, that’s right, women have a “right” to destroy their children. Right MLG? Lord help you MLG.

  7. As long as the riff-raff released from jail with no accountability and Albq is a sanctuary city I WILL be packing!! We need to hold NO MORALS lawyers and no balls judges accountable!! Pretty boy Keller and Loserjan-Gruesome need to wake up!!!

  8. To get rid of gun grabber marxists and CCP sympathizers, we have to get rid of the dominion machines. The population is small enough here that there’s no excuse. Paper ballots and counting under public scrutiny.
    Can’t believe even the most mindless of demonrats would have voted for the queen of abortion, lockdowns, CCP bribes, and groping.

  9. Those that hold office, are servants to the People. They do not have any authority to create laws in opposition to our National Constitution, which is the Supreme Law of the Land. I think its Section II of the NM Constitution that clearly states, the National Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land. When public officials and those that represent the People, perjure their oath to office, they act outside their limited scope of authority and do so in their personal capacity, therefore can be held accountable in their PERSONAL CAPACITY, without immunity. This is important to know and to let these thugs in office understand this because they are not going to stop until the People stand up to them lawfully and Constitutionally. Your vote is meaningless and now we put in 2 democratic sheriffs in the most populated areas of the state. The People will continue to fail unless they educate themselves of their true Power under this Constitutional Republic we live in.

  10. “Any law that contradicts the Constitution is not a law and has no legal standing”.
    SC Justice Story
    I will not honor or comply with any law that violates the US and State Constitution. Any senator or assembly person that violates their oath of office to defend the constitution should be removed from office by whatever means are required.

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