NM lawmaker seeks background checks o...

NM lawmaker seeks background checks on private sales of firearms and purchases at gun shows

There are 145 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jan 4, 2013, titled NM lawmaker seeks background checks on private sales of firearms and purchases at gun shows. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

People who buy firearms in private transactions and at gun shows would be subject to background checks under a bill that a New Mexico legislator plans to introduce this month.

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“US Navy”

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#1 Jan 4, 2013
Works for me but he also needs to remember that law abiding citizens also purchase guns at gun shows.
Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, said Friday he will sponsor the measure to close a loophole that allows criminals or those who have been adjudicated as mentally ill to make undetected purchases of guns.
Now having never gone thru this, how does one get the gun delivered to them after the waiting and vetting period - USPS, UPS, FedEx? And that cost coupled with insurance and other incidental costs in the event the gun is lost? All provided of course if the dealer you purchase from doesn't live in your home town.
a little

Huntsville, AL

#2 Jan 4, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
Works for me but he also needs to remember that law abiding citizens also purchase guns at gun shows.
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Now having never gone thru this, how does one get the gun delivered to them after the waiting and vetting period - USPS, UPS, FedEx? And that cost coupled with insurance and other incidental costs in the event the gun is lost? All provided of course if the dealer you purchase from doesn't live in your home town.
inconvenience is warranted to close this loophole.
Hagar

Sterling Heights, MI

#3 Jan 4, 2013
The story says DPS would do a BG Check. That would only cover NM and not possible violations in other states. Also, who is picking up the tab for the DPS Hotline and how much does that cost? This sounds like a not well thought out solution to a possible problem. Probably just a local politician looking to get some free news coverage. I agree that keeping firearms out of the hands of felons and the mentally unstable (if that is ever detected) is a good idea but think that the normal FBI/BATFE check is a better idea, is already established, and already paid for.

“US Navy”

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#4 Jan 5, 2013
Hagar wrote:
The story says DPS would do a BG Check. That would only cover NM and not possible violations in other states. Also, who is picking up the tab for the DPS Hotline and how much does that cost? This sounds like a not well thought out solution to a possible problem. Probably just a local politician looking to get some free news coverage. I agree that keeping firearms out of the hands of felons and the mentally unstable (if that is ever detected) is a good idea but think that the normal FBI/BATFE check is a better idea, is already established, and already paid for.
Same here, I can live with some inconvenience. My questions deal mostly with all these added costs and the other BS that will be added to such a bill. It raises a lot more questions than answers at this point. Like a waiting period or can an instant check be done?

It said NCIC, does that cover all states or just NM? I though it was all but...
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#5 Jan 5, 2013
a little wrote:
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inconvenience is warranted to close this loophole.
Would you go for a background check before each and every post on here? You know, just to make sure your not a terrorist subverting the U.S. constitution.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#6 Jan 5, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
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Same here, I can live with some inconvenience. My questions deal mostly with all these added costs and the other BS that will be added to such a bill. It raises a lot more questions than answers at this point. Like a waiting period or can an instant check be done?
It said NCIC, does that cover all states or just NM? I though it was all but...
Over 20,000 gun laws already, just how much inconvenience are you willing to tolerate before it's too much?
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#7 Jan 5, 2013
a little wrote:
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inconvenience is warranted to close this loophole.
Private citizens engaged in a private trade (not public or a business) is not a loophole but a normal interaction. Do you want to have government permission to sell your TV, car, chair, old clothes, or anything else you no longer have a use for but still has a dollar value to it? Show me your papers comrade.
Too

Huntsville, AL

#8 Jan 5, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Would you go for a background check before each and every post on here? You know, just to make sure your not a terrorist subverting the U.S. constitution.
dumb to be posting.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#9 Jan 5, 2013
Too wrote:
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dumb to be posting.
Changing your name does not hid your stupidity. I always love to make a fool of you. It's like pulling wings off flies. Watching you flop because your too stupid to realize you can't fly.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#10 Jan 5, 2013
Too wrote:
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dumb to be posting.
Dodge duck dodge.

“US Navy”

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#11 Jan 5, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Over 20,000 gun laws already, just how much inconvenience are you willing to tolerate before it's too much?
Mental illness is the real problem here, but if they can combine the two together(doubtful), ID the lunatics and unstable population(even more doubtful) then I'll go along with it. Of course the other side of the coin is ENFORCEMENT, which is why we have those 20,000 gun laws that are for the most part ineffective because of lack of enforcement.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#14 Jan 5, 2013
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#16 Jan 5, 2013
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#17 Jan 5, 2013
Yep

Huntsville, AL

#18 Jan 5, 2013
Tray wrote:
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you lied.
Unlike you

Huntsville, AL

#19 Jan 5, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Even your best day you couldn't sell that crap.
I'm not in the business of selling crap.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#20 Jan 5, 2013
Meanwhile back at the gun show where there are loads(pun not intended) of fun toys to occupy ones time with...
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#21 Jan 5, 2013
Unlike you wrote:
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I'm not in the business of selling crap.
According to the department of justice a little over 22,000 laws and counting. You do realize you don't get extra credit for continuing to fail.
nope

Huntsville, AL

#22 Jan 5, 2013
Tray wrote:
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According to the department of justice a little over 22,000 laws
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that was a lie - still is. You have not shown anything relevant to that discredited assertion. You got caught again.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Jan 6, 2013
easy to fix

have an ATF agent and psychiatrist at every gun show, flea market, craigslist advertiser and want ads gun owners house to do a background check and mental health evaluation of prospective gun buyer. obama would wet himself at the prospect of hiring hundreds of thousands new SEIU member employees of the federal govt.

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