New Mexico Background Check Bill Passes Despite Sheriff Protests
By Tom Knighton
One would think that when it comes to a gun control law if a pile of your state’s chief law enforcement officers are protesting the bill that maybe it’s not the slam dunk for public safety you think it represents.
Of course, as noted previously, New Mexican Democrats don’t really care what their county sheriffs have to say.
Instead, the state passed its universal background check bill.
Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushed back Tuesday against “rogue” county sheriffs who object to a state legislative proposal to expand background checks on firearms sales.
The state House and Senate have approved nearly identical bills to expand background checks to almost all private gun sales in New Mexico, and the House on Tuesday pushed forward with final approval of a Senate version that exempts gun sales to relatives including aunts, uncles and cousins.
The background-check bill is part of a slate of Democrat-sponsored proposals designed to stem gun violence that have drawn criticism from all but a few of the state’s sheriffs, while at least 18 counties have adopted “sanctuary” resolutions that say sheriffs should not be required to enforce any measures they consider unconstitutional.
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Source:: Bearing Arms