It will soon be a crime to privately buy or sell a firearm in the state of New Mexico as New Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law legislation which criminalizes private gun sales in the state.
From Breitbart News:
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that there has been a great divide over the bill, with state-level Democrats pushing it while gun rights groups, the vast majority of New Mexico Sheriffs, and New Mexico county governments oppose it.
Grisham dismissed those who did not support the gun control push, saying, “It’s clear to me that the NRA isn’t going to stop trying to meddle in making this a safer state.”
The governor’s action is provoking some local law enforcement officials to disregard the law and create “gun sanctuaries” in the state.
As Breitbart reported on March 2, 21 of New Mexico’s 33 counties are committing to protecting the Second Amendment within their districts by not enforcing the law.
“Moreover, on February 10, Breitbart News reported that 29 of New Mexico’s 33 sheriffs signed a statement against the gun control. And the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association also made clear it planned to sue the state if the new gun control was enacted,” Breitbart reports.
Grisham took to Twitter about the bill and addressed potential legal backlash she could receive: