Bill would ban enforcement of US gun laws in NM

Jan 19, 2013 Full story: Farmington Daily Times 13

New Mexico is among states where Republican legislators want to ban enforcement of federal gun laws, a backlash against new proposals for gun control in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

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“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#1 Jan 19, 2013
I realize that some manner of additional gun control is going to be necessary, but exactly what that is will be the key to the issue, so I'll wait and see what transpires.

Doing this 'symbolic' thing is cute but a complete waste of valuable time that our legislature should be using to reconcile real problems instead of meaningless bills. You have 60 days to make life better for New Mexican's, use it to your fullest for once!!
In our

Santa Fe, NM

#2 Jan 19, 2013
state's continuing effort to prove to the rest of the country that we are backward hicks.
Concerned Citizen

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jan 19, 2013
I'm opposed to the proposed ban, and to the bunch of new laws that will probably be flown under the radar. But the New Mexico legislature needs to give this some thought. First, Federal Law supersedes state law, and as much as New Mexico needs federal dollars, the state legislature is playing with fire. Bureaucrats at all levels of government are known to play hardball when someone bucks the system. New Mexico might find itself with lots of federal grants pulled, bases closed, programs shut down or rolled back, etc. It won't affect me directly, but if a lot of people on government assistance are thrown off the rolls, I can't imagine that crime statistics are going to get any better.

Since: Aug 08

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#4 Jan 19, 2013
"I don't know how a state says you can't enforce a federal law," said Rep. Gail Chasey of Albuquerque.

Seriously? Ever heard of the "Real ID" Act? Seems we've ignored one major Federal law for a very long time!

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#5 Jan 19, 2013
Just left of right wrote:
"I don't know how a state says you can't enforce a federal law," said Rep. Gail Chasey of Albuquerque.
Seriously? Ever heard of the "Real ID" Act? Seems we've ignored one major Federal law for a very long time!
My take is the only reason we really get away with ignoring the RealID act is because the feds don't enforce it upon us, as we note from the numerous extensions. Look at the whole MJ thing too, be it medical or not as it relates to enforcement. Same basic thing for immigration. As long as they ignore certain things, the more problems they create for themselves, and for us. WTH do they create laws they do not intend to enforce?

In this case the feds probably would push and enforce it regardless of our stance, then again<sigh>...

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#6 Jan 19, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
I realize that some manner of additional gun control is going to be necessary, but exactly what that is will be the key to the issue, so I'll wait and see what transpires.
Doing this 'symbolic' thing is cute but a complete waste of valuable time that our legislature should be using to reconcile real problems instead of meaningless bills. You have 60 days to make life better for New Mexican's, use it to your fullest for once!!
It might be safer to let them work on a cute and symbolic, yet meaningless, thing rather than on something where they could do some real damage to the state. What else? Bolo ties have been legalized and we have an official State Question. What about an official State Tumbleweed? I am sure there are several different species of plants that can become tumbleweeds, to the legislature would need to hold hearings and debate which one should become the official Tumbleweed.

Since: Aug 08

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#7 Jan 19, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>
My take is the only reason we really get away with ignoring the RealID act is because the feds don't enforce it upon us, as we note from the numerous extensions. Look at the whole MJ thing too, be it medical or not as it relates to enforcement. Same basic thing for immigration. As long as they ignore certain things, the more problems they create for themselves, and for us. WTH do they create laws they do not intend to enforce?
In this case the feds probably would push and enforce it regardless of our stance, then again<sigh>...
I'm in full support of their proposal, go figure, but I would hope that any over anxious lawer worth his/her salt would jump all over a challenge by the Feds.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#8 Jan 19, 2013
oops, that would be lawyer lol!
Jugo De Caca

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Jan 19, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>
My take is the only reason we really get away with ignoring the RealID act is because the feds don't enforce it upon us, as we note from the numerous extensions. Look at the whole MJ thing too, be it medical or not as it relates to enforcement. Same basic thing for immigration. As long as they ignore certain things, the more problems they create for themselves, and for us. WTH do they create laws they do not intend to enforce?
In this case the feds probably would push and enforce it regardless of our stance, then again<sigh>...
Too many beaners here to enforce it
Jugo De Caca

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Jan 19, 2013
The feds like beaners. They send them guns, let them ship thier dope here, let them drive, give them sactuary. We love beaners in amedica. Keeps the dems in office

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Jan 19, 2013
Jugo De Caca wrote:
The feds like beaners. They send them guns, let them ship thier dope here, let them drive, give them sactuary. We love beaners in amedica. Keeps the dems in office
Glad to see that the Tea Party is still alive. We need your help to elect more Democrats in 2014.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#12 Jan 19, 2013
Lobo Viejo wrote:
<quoted text>
It might be safer to let them work on a cute and symbolic, yet meaningless, thing rather than on something where they could do some real damage to the state. What else? Bolo ties have been legalized and we have an official State Question. What about an official State Tumbleweed? I am sure there are several different species of plants that can become tumbleweeds, to the legislature would need to hold hearings and debate which one should become the official Tumbleweed.
Lol, there is some solid logic in your comment<G>. Particularly after browsing the bills intro'd so far.
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Santa Fe, NM

#13 Jan 19, 2013
Jugo De Caca wrote:
racist crp.

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