The 2021 Legislative Session is in full-swing and here are some updates on some of the most divisive anti-gun and anti-life bills:
On Thursday, it was revealed that far-left Democrat lawmakers in the New Mexico House of Representatives are looking to ram through even more divisive anti-gun legislation, this time in the form of an amended “red-flag” law, H.B. 193, which will make Michelle Lujan Grisham’s 2020 version of the bill signed into law even worse.
According to the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association’s Zac Fort (NMSSA), the bill was proposed because Democrats became “frustrated that the initial law has hardly been used.” The bill would give the authority to a police officer to request an “extreme risk” red-flag order directly, further circumventing the process and making it easier to violate due process rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Fort notes that “The order would allow the police officer to search the home of the defendant and seize any firearms the officer finds.”
“The red-flag gun confiscation order has been a failure, as has every gun-control law passed in New Mexico. No one has been made safer, we only have fewer rights to show for it. Rather than making a bad thing worse, we need to repeal the red-flag law to protect New Mexicans civil liberties,” writes Fort.
Another overtly anti-Second Amendment bill, H.B. 166, is also being considered, proposing bans on multiple types of firearms components and self-made firearms, turning owners of such firearms into felons. Read the Piñon Post’s full analysis of the bill here. The bills will be considered in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee. Members of the Committee can be found here.
Also coming down the pipeline are two anti-life bills, H.B. 47 and H.B. 7. The first bill, H.B. 47, is an anti-life physician-assisted suicide bill that includes some horrifying language. The bill, sponsored by a far-left friend of Gov. Lujan Grisham, Rep. Deborah Armstrong (D-Bernalillo), alongside Senators Liz Stefanics (D-Santa Fe) and Bill O’Neill (D-Bernalillo), proposes a signed document where an individual requesting to have a medical professional help them kill themselves acknowledging the following:
“I understand the full import of this request, and I expect to die if I self-administer the medical aid in dying medication prescribed. I further understand that although most deaths occur within three hours, my death may take longer.”
The bill would dehumanize New Mexicans living with a terminal illness and leave them open to self-administering a fatal poison that could not only not work but could leave them in more pain than they started with, among other concerns.
The assisted suicide bill will be heard on January 29, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in the House Health and Human Services Committee. Members of the Committee can be found here.
H.B. 7, the abortion up-to-birth and infanticide bill would strip critical life-saving protections for babies in the womb and mothers. It would also strip out essential protections of conscience for medical professionals, safeguarding them from being forced to perform abortions. Because the statute is flatly stripped out, the bill would allow underaged mothers to get abortions without their parents’ consent, opening up unsafe opportunities for human trafficking and abuse. The bill would allow any medical professional (not just a doctor) to perform the abortion, leaving women in risky positions, where they could face life-altering injuries and death.
The abortion up-to-birth and infanticide bill will be considered in the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, January 29, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. Legislators in the committee can be found here.