Heinrich sponsors extremist anti-gun legislation banning most rifles

In a recent move that has stirred controversy, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, along with Democrat Senators Angus King of Maine, Mark Kelly of Arizona, and Michael Bennet of Colorado, introduced the extremist Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion (GOSAFE) Act to outlaw most firearms in the United States.

Heinrich claimed there is an urgent need for Congress to take away Americans’ right to bear arms by banning some of the most popular weapons in the country.

The proposed legislation will negatively impact law-abiding gun owners while neglecting the root causes of violence. 

The GOSAFE Act seeks to regulate gas-operated semi-automatic weapons by establishing a list of prohibited firearms, preventing unauthorized modifications, and mandating pre-approval for future designs. The bill has a few exceptions but still bans rifles with 10 rounds or more — a majority of AR-15s and other rifles. One in 20 Americans own an AR-15 rifle. Some of Heinrich’s exemptions in the radical legislation are listed below:

  • .22 caliber rimfire or less firearms  
  • Bolt action rifles  
  • Semi-automatic shotguns  
  • Recoil-operated handguns  
  • Any rifle with a permanently fixed magazine of 10 rounds or less  
  • Any shotgun with a permanently fixed magazine of 10 rounds or less  
  • Any handgun with a permanently fixed magazine of 15 rounds or less  

Controversially, the proposed legislation limits the capacity of large ammunition-feeding devices to 10 rounds or fewer and outlaws conversion devices, such as bump stocks and Glock switches. Additionally, it introduces a voluntary buy-back program to prevent stockpiling of firearms. Buyback programs are known to be ineffective. 

While Heinrich received support from various extremist anti-gun organizations, such as New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Giffords, people who follow what the Second Amendment says argue that the bill overlooks the root causes of gun violence and certainly infringes on the rights of responsible gun owners.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) senior vice president, Lawrence G. Keane, wrote, “The legislation introduced by Senators King and Heinrich is openly defiant of the rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. There is no path forward for legislation of this nature that would deprive law-abiding citizens the ability to lawfully possess the firearm of their choosing and the full spectrum of their Second Amendment rights,” adding, “This legislation is a knee-jerk reaction to a travesty (Lewiston, Maine incident), for which the American public is still demanding answers as to why the Lewiston murderer, who clearly showed signs of mental instability and professed to violent threats, was allowed by state and federal agencies to continue to possess firearms. Depriving law-abiding citizens of their Constitutional rights for the criminal acts of a depraved individual doesn’t make our communities safer.”

“This proposed legislation is clearly unconstitutional, as the U.S. Supreme Court held in Heller that entire classes of firearms cannot be banned from legal sale and possession by law-abiding citizens,” concluded the NSSF. 

 The GOSAFE Act faces a challenging path ahead, stirring intense debate on its potential impact on firearm regulation and individual liberties. It is unclear if it will go far with Democrats leading the Senate and Republicans controlling the House of Representatives. 


18 thoughts on “Heinrich sponsors extremist anti-gun legislation banning most rifles”

    1. I have no idea but I have asked myself that a couple of times. Maybe he wants our guns to give them to criminals. That’s the way demorats roll.

  1. HINDLICKER Is A Low Bred Cockroach. The Peons up North just keep being SCARED and keep voting Straight Commie Demorat….Marty… You Suck

  2. This is just political posturing. Look at me, look at me. Not going anywhere on the national level but probably some of what you will see here in NM come January.

    1. Yes he is! He was supposed to be an advocate for veterans but what a joke he is. Maybe he will freeze to death in Maryland 😂 lol!

    2. I’ve heard that he wants to run for governor of NM when MLG’s term is up. I don’t know if it’s true or not and I can’t remember where I saw it. He’s just trying to stay relevant

  3. He is a coward and a puppet. He does what he is told.The reason these people want your guns is because they are scared and to dumb to realize their masters will do away with them as soon as they have served their purpose.

  4. Exactly. He is just prepping us for what coming in the next legislative session. The Dems have been prepping for this and with their super majority they feel it will pass. So many other problems in NM and the focus is on taking rights from law abiding citizens.

  5. Once again I ask. People of Northern New Mexico.
    Why do you keep voting for these people?
    New Mexico is at the bottom of the charts in education, child healthcare and violence.
    Our young people are leaving the state for better jobs, and quality of life.
    We are at the top of the lists in violence and murders.

    You are scared of losing your Social Security, Welfare programs, Medicare, and Medicaid.
    They use these scare tactics every election cycle.
    This has gone on for as long as New Mexico has been a state.

    Wake Up!!
    Look around. Vote in someone else for a change.

  6. The recent Illinois AR-15, high (normal) capacity magazine ban allows grandfathering if you register these firearms. It is estimated that registration compliance is < 1% with one month to go and the legislation is on its way to the Supreme Court.

    No horse is too dead to beat.

  7. Hiney-lick has no clue what he is talking about -he’s so sucked up in to little Benny-boy Loserjan and Moochie Loserjan-gruesome he will do anything they request INCLUDING trying to steal your rights! He should be embarrassed for putting his name on such an unfounded garbage bill. The sooner New Mexicans wake up and vote these idiots out of office the better off New Mexico will be! contact this idiot and tell him to quit trying to steal our rights! https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/contact/write-martin

  8. How about swift justice for offenders? How about restoring the Death Penalty? How about no bail for felons…how about swift trials and sentencing commensurate with the crime? Guns do not commit crimes…morons Leftists and crazy people do…hold them accountable.

    1. OMG that is so simple! It might work!… Of crap…I forgot I live in New Mexico and common sense left when the DNC took absolute control over every aspect of living here…

  9. He looks dead…but apparently isn’t. Where does NM find these maroons? Dems, kindly reverse your craniorectal inversion. Remember, you live here too!!

  10. I pray God will rain Hellfire & Damnation upon these POS politicians for their destruction of our Republic. They think their “deals” with the CCP will protect them – little do they know that they will be the first to stand at the wall, for traitors will never be trusted.

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