Las Cruces City Council to Consider Anti-Gun Advisory Resolution Tomorrow, July 5

by NRA-ILA  |  published on July 5, 2016

Independence Day is an important time to celebrate our freedom and our Second Amendment rights in America. But the gun control crowd in Dona Ana County is wasting no time beyond this holiday weekend to attack those rights and further the Bloomberg/Obama anti-gun agenda. Tomorrow, July 5, the Las Cruces City Council will consider Resolution No. 17-006, calling on the New Mexico Legislature to pass so-called “universal background check” legislation for all firearms sales when it convenes in 2017.

If this advisory resolution passes, it will have no force or effect of law; however, the City would go on record in support of criminalizing ALL private transfers of firearms – even between family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. No background check legislation will ever be “universal” since criminals simply ignore the law. If enacted, gun control advocates will simply check this misguided scheme off their list and march right on toward gun bans and magazine limits — just like they did in Colorado.

It’s an ineffective crime control proposal. In April of 2013, PoliceOne conducted a national survey of 15,000 active and retired law enforcement officers of all ranks and department sizes on the topics of gun & crime control. Nearly 80 percent said that a prohibition on private non-dealer transfers of firearms between individuals would not reduce violent crime.

Current laws are not being enforced. According to a 2012 report to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70,000 people were turned down for a gun purchase in 2010 because they didn’t clear a background check. Only 62 of those cases — or just 0.85% — were prosecuted. Existing laws are not even being enforced and proponents are calling for expanding background checks to cover private firearms transactions.

  • barbarakelly

    Go ahead you idiots —you do that and you will get attacked and PEOPLE WILL GET KILLED. This action on the lib/dem/ down there is asking for trouble. What a bunch of morons. Having your guns is keeping ISIS away from you. I live here in NM you numb-skulls and your idea is the worst you can think of. YOur stupidity is showing. Great Scott use your dumb brains for once.!!!!!!

  • Dolores Adams

    You can pass all the anti-guns laws and still the bad guys will still be able to get guns. How hard is this to understand for this libs?

  • Donnie Buchanan

    Enforce the laws we have. No plea bargains or time off for ‘good behavior’, and make it maximum penalty in all cases. Oh yes, for terrorists, make the LEO’s use pig fat coated bullets during all fire-fights. Gun crime will drop.

  • DavidMacko

    We often hear that “current gun laws should be enforced”. Such statements are even made by people who otherwise assert that they support our God-given, constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. Unfortunately, most current gun laws, on the federal and state levels, are violations of the Second Amendment and most state constitutions and should be repealed. Nobody except those convicted in crimes by a jury of their peers should be deprived of their right to keep and bear arms and only while they are imprisoned. Finally, no act should be considered as a crime unless is involuntarily harms an innocent person or involuntarily deprives him of the use of his property.

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