New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Alert ! Firearms Legislation For New Mexico

“Both the oligarch and Tyrant mistrust the people,
and therefore deprive them of arms.”

U.S. Constitution – Bill of Rights

In the beginning there was the ‘shot heard round the world’ on April 19, 1775 at a bridge between Lexington and Concord where the British were out to confiscate colonial citizens of their firearms.  Our country was founded on the principle that each and every one of us have 'inalienable rights' given to us by God the Creator and they cannot be taken away from us by ANY human-made government. 

All of our founding documents have one common theme:  The freedom of choice within the constraints of the 10 Commandments.   Because of this I will defend any US citizen's right to NOT own a firearm, as strongly as I will defend any US citizen's right TO own a firearm.  I will defend this inalienable right of personal choice with my last breath.

There are several versions of the text of the Second Amendment, each with slight capitalization and punctuation differences, found in the official documents surrounding the adoption of the Bill of Rights.  One version was passed by the Congress, while another is found in the copies distributed to the States and then ratified by them.

2nd Amendment - Right To Bear Arms as ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

The original hand-written copy of the Bill of Rights, approved by the House and Senate, was prepared by scribe William Lambert and resides in the National Archives.  The Second Amendment is the only amendment to the Constitution which states a purpose.

“If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of a constitutional privilege.”
Arkansas Supreme Court, 1878

The following is from,_New_Mexico_Constitution

New Mexico Constitution - Article II, Section 6

Right To Bear Arms

(Article II of the New Mexico Constitution is entitled Bill of Rights and consists of 24 sections.)

Section 6

“No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.”

(As amended November 2, 1971 and November 2, 1986.)

"Gun control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I'm a bad guy, I'm always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You pull the trigger with a lock on, and I'll pull the trigger. We'll see who wins."
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, Mafia assassin,
Vanity Fair interview, September, 1999, p. 165

There are currently 6 bills before the NM State Legislature – 3 of which demand the attention of anyone who is a holder of the Constitution of the United States and New Mexico.

HB 77 FIREARMS TRANSFER ACT  Sponsor: Miguel P. Garcia
(background checks required for all private sales, including gun shows)
Passed House – Current Location:  Senate Public Affairs Committee   

(just as it sounds, preserve & protect the 2nd Amendment as written)
Current Location:  House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee (tabled?

(just as it sounds, max mag size 10 rounds)
Current Location:  House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee  

 These next three seem to be just for 'special' folks to protect themselves ;-{

Current Location:  House Judiciary Committee   

Current Location:  House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee   

Current Location:  Senate Education Committee  

“A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.”
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Contact the Governor and your legislators today !

Contact the Governor
Find Your Legislator
Find Your District

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.”
Adolf Hitler

New Mexico State Legislature Committees involved with these bills

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 1:30 p.m. - Room 315
Representative,    Eliseo Lee Alcon     Chair
Representative,    Patricia Roybal Caballero Vice Chair
Representative,    Thomas A. Anderson Member
Representative,    Gail Chasey     Member
Representative,    Jason C. Harper Member

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 1:30 p.m. - Room 309
Representative,    Gail Chasey     Chair
Representative,    Georgene Louis     Vice Chair
Representative,    Eliseo Lee Alcon Member
Representative,    Cathrynn N. Brown Member
Representative,    Zachary J. Cook Member
Representative,    Brian F. Egolf, Jr. Member
Representative,    Kelly K. Fajardo Member
Representative,    Miguel P. Garcia Member
Representative,    Nate Gentry Member
Representative,    Emily Kane Member
Representative,    Antonio "Moe" Maestas Member
Representative,    Terry H. McMillan Member
Representative,    Paul A. Pacheco Member
Representative,    William "Bill" R. Rehm     Member
Representative,    Patricia Roybal Caballero Member
Representative,    Mimi Stewart Member

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 2:30 p.m. (Room 321)
Senator, Gerald Ortiz y Pino Chair
Senator, Bill B. O'Neill Vice Chair
Senator, Jacob R. Candelaria Member
Senator, Ron Griggs Member
Senator, Daniel A. Ivey-Soto Member
Senator, Timothy M. Keller Member
Senator, Gay G. Kernan     Member
Senator, Craig W. Brandt Ranking Member

Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 8:00 a.m. (Room 311)
Senator, John M. Sapien Chair
Senator, William P. Soules Vice Chair
Senator, Craig W. Brandt Member
Senator, Lee S. Cotter     Member
Senator, Bill B. O'Neill Member
Senator, Michael Padilla Member
Senator, John Pinto Member
Senator, Pat Woods Member
Senator, Gay G. Kernan Ranking Member

“The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements .... They were elements of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results.”
Benito Mussolini

THANK YOU New Mexico Gun Owners Association ;-}

“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the S.S. or the S.A.. ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the state.”
Heinrich Himmler

New Mexico Gun Owners Association is a no compromise gun rights lobbying and activist group. They primarily work on gun rights issues in New Mexico, and will be providing a way for New Mexicans to be more proactive in defending their Constitutional rights.
Their Mission:  To protect Constitutional Rights of New Mexicans to keep and bear arms as written in Article 2 Sec 6 of the New Mexico Constitution.

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.
The communist party must command all the guns, that way,
no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
Mao Tse Tung

"If we could save just one life ..."

Well my firearm has saved 3 lives, dosn't this count? Two men broke into our home and I locked myself with my then two toddlers in the master bedroom bath with the phone (this was before cell phones).  These criminals broke two steel doors and two solid wood doors in order to enter our bathroom.  All the time I was on the phone with 911.  Because I owned a firearm, knew how to use and did not hesitate to use it, my children and I are alive today! Just as an FYI, it took the police 9 1/2 minutes to arrive from the time I called 911 - which they did a full 2 minutes AFTER I was forced to discharge my firearm!

Now they’re tryin’ to take my guns away
And that would be just fine
If you take ‘em away from the criminals first
I’d gladly give you mine
Charlie Daniels Band, A Few More Rednecks

"We have given you a Republic, if you can keep it."  
Benjamin Franklin


1 comment:

  1. As of May 2013 all of these bills have died in committee ;-}


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