Letter to Our NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (Re: Newly Proposed Gun Control Measures)!

I wanted to take the liberty of sharing the following letter that I recently sent to our NM Governor with you regarding the gun control measures currently being proposed by our NM Lawmakers:

January 18, 2019

Honorable Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham:

Congratulations on your recent election as our New Mexico Governor.

I am writing you today because in your opening day speech to New Mexico State Lawmakers you called on them to pass various gun control proposals that you supported on the campaign trail and which have been subsequently filed in the New Mexico Legislature.  

You also stated that “hunters, sportsmen and responsible gun owners also recognize the need for New Mexico to take steps toward smart, effective gun violence prevention...”, implying that the gun community supports the restrictive measures outlined below:

House Bill 8, so-called "universal background check" legislation sponsored by Representative Debra Sarinana, would ban all private firearms sales between law-abiding individuals. Gun owners will be forced to pay undetermined fees and obtain government approval before selling firearms to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club members. This proposal will have no impact on crime and is unenforceable without gun registration.

House Bill 35, sponsored by Representative Miguel Garcia, would require federal firearm licensed dealers to pay the state $200 annually to establish a system for the Department of Public Safety to run stolen gun checks on any used firearm an FFL purchases.  While FFLs and gun owners support getting stolen firearms off the street, a functional process that allows them to conduct such checks in real time needs to be worked out in advance of any such mandate.  And the state, rather than small business owners, should finance such a public safety initiative.

House Bill 40, sponsored by Representative Miguel Garcia, would require criminal records checks on private firearms sales at gun shows – a perennial target of the gun control crowd, even though studies show that these events are not a source of crime guns.

House Bill 83, extreme risk protection order or "red flag" legislation sponsored by Representative Damon Ely, would authorize the seizure of firearms and ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding -- prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter evidence -- would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person's home and confiscate their private property.

House Bill 87, sponsored by Representative Deborah Armstrong expands the state’s “prohibited person” firearm law by purportedly incorporating federal firearm disqualifications. The bill would prohibit individuals convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanor crimes or who are subject to a domestic violence protective order from purchasing or possessing a firearm, with violations being a criminal offense. However, the bill goes beyond the prohibited categories in federal law in several significant ways. The state law definition of “household member” – unlike federal law – specifically includes a person who is or has been a continuing personal relationship, which applies to dating or intimate partners who have never lived together. The bill would include, as firearm-prohibiting offenses, nonviolent misdemeanors with no physical contact between the parties (like harassment by telephone or email, or criminal damage to the property or jointly owned property of a “household member”). Unlike federal law, this bill would require anyone subject to a protective order to surrender any firearms they own, possess, or control to law enforcement within 48 hours of the order. Not only does this bill impose a mandatory surrender, it authorizes law enforcement to seize any guns that are in plain sight or are discovered pursuant to a lawful search. Similar legislation had passed the Legislature in 2017 but was vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez. Significantly, the 2017 legislation contained other options for affected parties to comply with the firearm surrender requirement, including storing their guns with licensed firearm dealers, or transferring the guns to a qualified third party. These key alternatives are not contained in this bill.

House Bill 130, sponsored by Representative Linda Trujillo, would make gun owners criminally and civilly liable if a child gains unsupervised access to an unsecured firearm.  New Mexico already has a first-degree felony child abuse statute on the books to hold adults accountable for putting children's lives or health at risk in any manner. The tools exist to charge and prosecute parents or guardians in appropriate cases. Education is the key to protecting gun owners and their kids, not a state mandate on how one stores a firearm in his or her home.

While nobody is more adamant about preventing violent crime than gun owners and sportsmen, we know that the way to accomplish this is not through intrusive, ineffective and unenforceable gun control schemes, as revealed and/or documented in the following recent article and/or report, which states in part:

“Earlier this month, the Department of Justice published updated numbers on how guns used and found at the scenes of state and federal crimes were obtained, and the American people will be shocked to know that criminals still don’t like to follow gun laws.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) survey was conducted in 2016 and reported that an estimated 287,400 prisoners possessed a gun in 2016 while they committed the crimes for which they were imprisoned.

Overall, it turns out that the vast majority of them didn’t obtain their firearms from a retail source, and fewer than one percent of them got them at a gun show. And a lot of them got their weapons illegally…..”

man holding gun at drug deal

New gun crime numbers are bad news for the gun control lobby!-Posted on Conservative Review-By Nate Madden-On January 17, 2019:

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/new-gun-crime-numbers-are-b...

Additionally, I am extremely concerned, as should every New Mexico resident, about the disturbing information that was revealed in the following recent article, which states in part:

“The Washington Examiner on Wednesday reported that some ranchers near the southern border in New Mexico say they have discovered Islamic prayer rugs on their property in recent months.

A female rancher, who requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation from criminal cartels, told the Examiner, “There’s a lot of people coming in not just from Mexico.”

“People, the general public, just don’t get the terrorist threats of that,” she added. “That’s what’s really scary. You don’t know what’s coming across. We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal. It’s not just Mexican nationals that are coming across.”

The rancher lives in the remote southwestern corner of the state near a tiny town called Animas. The nearest municipality of any size in Hidalgo County is Lordsburg, the county seat where a U.S. Border Patrol station is located, some 95 miles north of the border.

With no local police department in Animas, local residents rely on the County Sheriff’s Office and Border Patrol agents for their law enforcement needs, but given the fact that so few law enforcement resources are available in the area, many residents — including the rancher — have armed themselves and rely on friends and neighbors for support in times of need….”

New Mexico Border Ranchers: We Found Prayer Rugs on Our Property, ‘It’s Unreal’!-Posted on The Western Journal-By Ben Marquis-On January 16, 2019:

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/new-mexico-border-ranchers-found-...

I hope that you and our New Mexico’s lawmakers take into account the extremely disturbing information revealed in the above recent article as you consider any additional gun control measures and/or laws as a means of preventing violent crimes knowing that the way to accomplish this is not through intrusive, ineffective and unenforceable gun control schemes, as meticulously documented in the above article and/or report.

Looking forward to hearing from your office regarding this extremely concerning issue.

Please feel free to contact me at my email address.

Thank you for your continued honorable service to our State and Country/Republic, not only as a former NM U.S. Representative, but now as our Governor.

God Bless you and your family.

Respectfully,  

Jake L. Martinez

Note:  The following recent articles and/or reports relate to my above recent letter to our NM Governor:

House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee Passes Bloomberg Anti-Gun Agenda on a 3-2 Vote!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On January 25, 2019:

On Thursday evening, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted to sail through multiple bills backed by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The following bills were supported by Representatives Liz Thomson (D-Albuquerque) House District 24, Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe) House District 46, and Angelica Rubio ( D-Las Cruces) House District 35. 

House Bill 8: "Universal" Background Checks - Sponsored by Representative Debra Sarinana, would ban all private firearms sales between law-abiding individuals. Gun owners would be forced to pay undetermined fees and obtain government approval before selling firearms to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club members. This proposal will have no impact on crime and is unenforceable without gun registration.

House Bill 40: Background Checks at Gun Shows: Sponsored by Representative Miguel Garcia, would require criminal records checks on private firearms sales at gun shows - a perennial target of the gun control crowd, even though studies show that these events are not a source of crime guns.

House Bill 83: Extreme risk protection order or "red flag" legislation sponsored by Representative Daymon Ely, would authorize the seizure of firearms and ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding -- prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter evidence -- would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person's home and confiscate their private property.

House Bill 87: Domestic Violence & Firearm - by Representative Deborah Armstrong expands the state's "prohibited person" firearm law by purportedly incorporating federal firearm disqualifications. The bill would prohibit individuals convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanor crimes or who are subject to a domestic violence protective order from purchasing or possessing a firearm, with violations being a criminal offense. However, the bill goes far beyond the categories currently included in federal law, in addition to requiring firearm seizure.  

We would like to thank Representative Gregg Schmedes (R-Tijeras) and Representative Candy Ezzell (R-Roswell) for voting against these bills.

Additionally, The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 8, so called "universal” background checks Sponsored by Senator Richard Martinez (D) and Peter Wirth (D) on a vote of 4-3. Senators Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D), Liz Stefanics (D), Antoinette Lopez (D), and Jeff Steinborn (D) all voted for the bill.

We want to thank Senators Candace Gould (R), Craig Brandt (R), and Stuart Ingle (R) for voting against this bill.

NEXT STEPS: The next stop for the House bills that passed is the House Judiciary Committee. The next stop for Senate Bill 8 is the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Source Link:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190125/house-consumer-and-public-...

Last night, Bloomberg-backed SB8, "Universal" Background Check Legislation, Passed Senate Judiciary Committee on a Party-line 6-4 Vote!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On January 31, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190131/last-night-bloomberg-backe...

New Mexico: Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control to be Heard Tomorrow in Committee!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On February 6, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190206/new-mexico-bloomberg-backe...

New Mexico: House Committee to Consider Gun Control Legislation Tomorrow!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On February 11, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190211/new-mexico-house-committee...

rifles in a gun store

Don’t impose New York-style gun control laws here!-Posted on The Santa Fe New Mexican-By Barbara Rumpel-On February 4, 2019:

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/don-t-impose-new-y...

Controversial gun control bill passes House, heads to Senate

New Mexico governor urges action on gun background checks!-Posted on KOB4-By The Associated Press-On February 14, 2019:

https://www.kob.com/politics-news/new-mexico-governor-urges-action-...

New Mexico governor urges action on gun background checks

Controversial gun control bill passes House, heads to Senate!-Posted on KOB4-By Marian Camacho-On February 14, 2019:

https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/house-bill-83-passes-house-gun-...

New Mexico: Chambers Trade Legislation to Criminalize Private Firearm Transfers!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On February 15, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190215/new-mexico-chambers-trade-...

New Mexico Action Needed! - House Committee to Consider New York Style Gun Control Legislation on Tuesday!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On February 23, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190223/new-mexico-action-needed-h...

New Mexico Action Needed: House Committee Passes New York Style Gun Control Legislation!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On February 27, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190227/new-mexico-action-needed-h...

New Mexico Update: Multiple Gun Bill Hearings Scheduled for Saturday!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On March 1, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190301/new-mexico-update-multiple...

New Mexico county becomes ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ in protest of gun control legislation

New Mexico county declares itself 'Second Amendment Sanctuary County' to protest gun law:  Some law enforcement officers thinks the law is a bad idea!-Posted on FoxNews.com-By Stephen Sorace | Fox News-On February 14, 2019:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-mexico-county-votes-to-become-...

10,000-Resident County Stands up to Entire State as Lawmakers Push Crippling Gun Control Law!-Posted on The Western Journal-By Kara Pendleton-On February 15, 2019:

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/10000-resident-county-stands-stat...

San Juan County residents pack out the county commission meeting Tuesday night as commissioners voted 4-1 on a resolution to declare the county a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.

San Juan, Lincoln, Eddy latest to become Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties!-Posted on KOB4-By Marian Camacho-On February 20, 2019:

https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/san-juan-county-second-amendmen...

New Mexico Counties Vote To Become ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties’!-Posted on Freedom Outpost-By Tim Brown-On February 22, 2019:

https://freedomoutpost.com/new-mexico-counties-vote-to-become-secon...

Gun background check bill headed to governor for signature

Gun background check bill headed to governor for signature!-Posted on KOB4-By The Associated Press-On March 5, 2019:

https://www.kob.com/politics-news/gun-background-check-bill-headed-...

Second Amendment Sanctuary County Movement Gaining Momentum!-Posted on The New American-By Bob Adelmann-On March 6, 2019:

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/31663-secon...

New Mexico: Senate Concurs on New York-Style Gun Control Legislation, Sends to the Governor’s Desk!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On March 7, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190307/new-mexico-senate-concurs-...

Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, sitting right, signs a bill into law that expands background checks to nearly all gun sales in New Mexico in a ceremony in in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 8, 2019.

New Mexico’s Democrat Governor Signs Bill to Criminalize Private Gun Sales!-Posted on Breitbart.com-By AWR Hawkins!-On March 9, 2019:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/09/new-mexicos-democrat-...

This February 4, 2013 photo illustration in Manassas, Virginia, shows a Remington 20-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a Colt .45 semi-auto handgun, a Walther PK380 semi-auto handgun and various ammunition clips with a copy of the US Constitution on top of the American flag. US President Barack …

25 of New Mexico’s 33 Counties Declare ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’ Status!-Posted on Breitbart.com-By AWR Hawkins!-On March 9, 2019:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/10/25-new-mexicos-33-cou...

New Mexico: Senate Committee Scheduled to Consider “Red Flag” Legislation Tomorrow!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On March 8, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190308/new-mexico-senate-committe...

New Mexico: House Passes Gun Control Bill to Governor’s Desk!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On March 15, 2019:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190315/new-mexico-house-passes-gu...

New Mexico: Legislature Adjourns from 2019 Legislative Session – Multiple Anti-Gun Bills Defeated!-Posted on NRA-ILA-On March 16, 2019:

Today, the New Mexico Legislature adjourned from its hectic and busy 2019 Legislative session at noon.  While this session saw the passage of extreme gun control legislation, Senate Bill 8, multiple gun control bills were also defeated as the final gavel dropped, Including:

House Bill 83: Extreme risk firearm protection order or "red flag" legislation sponsored by Representative Daymon Ely, sought to authorize the seizure of firearms and ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding -- prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter evidence -- would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person's home and confiscate their private property.

House Bill 130, sponsored by Representative Linda Trujillo, sought to make gun owners criminally and civilly liable if a child gains unsupervised access to an unsecured firearm. New Mexico already has a first degree felony child abuse statute on the books to hold adults accountable for putting children's lives or health at risk in any manner. The tools exist to charge and prosecute parents or guardians in appropriate cases. Education is the key to protecting gun owners and their kids, not a state mandate on how one stores a firearm in his or her home.

House Bill 35, by Representative Miguel Garcia, sought to require federal firearm licensed dealers to pay the state $200 annually to establish a system for the Department of Public Safety to run stolen gun checks on any used firearm an FFL purchases.  While FFLs and gun owners support getting stolen firearms off the street, a functional process that allows them to conduct such checks in real time needs to be worked out in advance of any such mandate.  And the state, rather than small business owners, should finance such a public safety initiative.

Senate Bill 201: Firearm Transfer Act - Sponsored by Senator Michael Padilla, sought to ban all private firearms sales between law-abiding individuals, including every gift, loan or a simple handing off of a gun to a friend at the range. Gun owners would be forced to pay undetermined fees and obtain government approval before selling or gifting firearms to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club members.

Source Link:

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20190316/new-mexico-legislature-adj...

Note: I believe that the information revealed in the following recent article relates to and or further supports my above recent letter to our NM Governor-You Decide:

Senate Judiciary Committee Considers How to Balance Gun Rights With Mental Health Concerns!-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Susan Jones-On March 26, 2019:

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/senate-judiciary-c...

Note: I also believe that the disturbing information revealed in my above recent letter to our NM Governor, along with the other recent articles and videos relates to and/or further supports my following blogs from the recent past-You Decide:

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 104)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On March 16, 2019:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 99)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On February 16, 2019:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 63)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On February 8, 2018:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 64)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On February 27, 2018:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 86)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On October 30, 2018:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 94)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On January 4, 2019:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 95)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On January 17, 2019:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 96)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On January 25, 2019:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

The Most Dangerous and Treacherous Times in U.S. History! (Part 97)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On January 31, 2019:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-most-dangerous-and-t...

Billionaire Leftists Attack Your Gun Rights!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On May 28, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/billionaire-leftists-att...

An Open Letter To Communist Valerie Jarrett!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez on August 25, 2012:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/an-open-letter-to-commun...

What is the true intent of the UN Small Arms Treaty?-Posted on WordPress.com-On January 12, 2010:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/what-is-the-true-intent-o...

Letter to NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (Re: Border Security)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On February 14, 2019:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-our-nm-governo...

Note:  The following videos wholeheartedly share my sentiments regarding what we are currently experiencing in America today-You Decide:

A Republic, If You Can Keep It!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGL8CiUtXF0

The Fightin Side of Me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBAzLCA3DQc

When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukzd_vRFpms

“Food for Thought”

Hello: Are Americans Going To Wake Up and Take a Stand Against The Deplorable Obstructionists That Are Doing Their Utmost To Take Down Our Democratically Elected President, His Administration and Ultimately Destroy our Country/Republic?-God Bless America!

Please Continue Praying For Our Country/Republic.
Semper Fi!
Jake

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