Progressive Democrats in Santa Fe wasted no time escalating their war on guns during this year’s legislative session. One of the most dangerous bills, Senate Bill 8 (SB8), claims to establish “universal background checks” for all firearm purchases. In reality, all it establishes is a universal method of keeping guns out of the hands of law-abiding New Mexicans.
Violent crime is surging. New Mexico is one of the most dangerous states in the country. Progressive Democrats are trying to strip away the rights of New Mexicans to protect themselves. What’s wrong with this picture?
During the campaign, then-Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham promised just that, saying, “As Governor, I’ll ensure that crime bills are responsive to public safety needs in an evidenced-based manner.” Yet as soon as she became governor, she did the opposite.