Join NRA-ILA in standing up for your Second Amendment rights and say no to R-15-265. The City Council’s Finance & Government Operations Committee will hold a public hearing on Resolution 15-265 on Monday, November 9, at 5:00 p.m.
Section II, Article 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico currently reads: “No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.”
Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson and gun control advocates want to repeal this last line – known as the state firearms preemption clause, adopted by voters in 1986 – and give local governments the potential authority to limit your right to purchase, possess, carry and transport firearms. This will only create a patchwork of confusing and conflicting restrictions that cities and counties could consider, affecting – and potentially subjecting to litigation – any aspect of firearms ownership and use. In fact, Councilor Gibson publicly admitted that she’d like to see topics such as semi-automatic firearm bans and limits on where guns could lawfully be possessed brought up as matters for discussion by localities to regulate.
Gibson wants to erode your right to self-defense and has introduced Resolution 15-265, urging the 2016 New Mexico Legislature to pass a constitutional amendment that would place the question before voters on whether to repeal the 1986 preemption clause. Constitutional amendments are eligible for consideration during the 30-day budget session coming up in January and they do not need a message from the Executive. While this is only an advisory resolution, Albuquerque has now become ground zero in the fight for the future of your rights by anti-gun politicians at the local and state levels.
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