State of New Mexico Archives: on Gun Control

David Clements: 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, Feb 18, 2014

Joe Carraro: Allow concealed carry, with licenses

Source: 2004 N.M. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2004

Michelle Lujan-Grisham: 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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