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Democrats in the New Mexico legislature are trying to pass more bills that restrict the rights of American gun owners and further violate their Second Amendment rights.

Despite overwhelming opposition to the bills, the New Mexico House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee passed House Bill 50 by a 3-1 vote. If passed and signed into law, HB 50 would make it a criminal offense for any private non-licensed citizen to transfer ownership of a firearm to anyone else without first undergoing a background check and involving a licensed firearm dealer to broker the transfer.

HB 50 reads in part:

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“RELATING TO CRIME; REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON GUN TRANSFERS BETWEEN CERTAIN PERSONS; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING PENALTIES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:

SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 30, Article 7 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read:

[NEW MATERIAL] FIREARM TRANSFERS BETWEEN UNLICENSED PERSONS–BACKGROUND CHECKS.—

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