State of New Mexico Archives: on Gun Control
Right to bear arms protects all of our other rights
The right of the people to keep and bear arms is the best way to protect all of our other rights; it helps keep us safe and it can also be a great source of recreation. We must take the Second Amendment just as seriously as the rest of our rights as
Americans. Congress must stop practices which hurt these rights, including restrictions on the ability to purchase, transport, store, or possess arms on public lands or on an individual's private property.
As a U.S. Senator, I will work to improve gun rights and fight against inappropriate judicial tricks such as using the Commerce Clause to justify taking away our freedoms.
With the threat of rising crime due to our crashing economy, it's more important than ever that our representatives be 100% committed to defending our right to keep and bear arms.
Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, ClementsForNM.com
Feb 18, 2014
Allow concealed carry, with licenses
Indicate which principles you support regarding guns.
Source: 2004 N.M. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test
Nov 7, 2004
- Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
- Require a license for gun possession.
Ban assault weapons; civil suits against manufacturers
That is why I am calling for a ban on assault weapons. I am calling for an end to the state loophole on straw purchases of guns because people with a history of violence should not be able to get a firearm. I am calling for safe storage reforms that
impose penalties on anyone who fails to secure an unattended firearm and leaves it accessible to an unsupervised minor. And I am calling for legislation that would allow victims of gun violence to bring civil suits against firearm manufacturers.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the N.M. legislature
Jan 19, 2023
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